What Is A Phase Inspection?
A New Construction Phase Inspection identifies items that should be rectified by the builder before moving forward at key points in the construction process. The timing of the three phases is structured to allow us to review the key systems of your new home without any delays in construction.
We provide you with a professional report that you can pass on to your builder after each phase. Semi-custom home construction still operates on a largely production-oriented mindset. The Superintendents, Contractors, and Sub-contractors do not know you, and are often driven by deadlines and pressure to move on to the next home. While most are good at what they do, the pressure to keep pace often leads to items that get missed.
Additionally, most people have never what lies behind the walls of their home. It can be intimidating to see all the rough systems in place and not know how to assess them. Can you trust that your Superintendent is truly addressing your concerns, or just towing the company line? The Phase-2 Pre-drywall Inspection is a great time to walk through the home with us, ask questions, and understand the professional parameters of home construction.
During the first phase, we will physically and visually inspect the foundation for the presence of proper structural and drainage elements, and properly prepared for framing. Visual inspection of the quality of the concrete pour is made, though no field tests are taken. If plans have been provided by the builder, we will verify the proper placement of beam pockets, piers, and foundation dimensions.
During the second phase of the process, we will walk the home after the rough installation of all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The structural and cosmetic framing is evaluated, along with the components of all home systems, for proper workmanship. This is also an excellent chance for you to accompany us and ask any questions you have about how the home is built.
The final phase of the process is a full home inspection before you take possession of the home. This inspection is even more crucial than an inspection on an existing home since the systems in your new home have never been used. Ideally, this inspection takes place prior to your punch list walkthrough with the builder so any items we identify can be included. We test all the finished systems in the home for proper functionality, so you can move in with confidence.
Benefit With Our Inspection Services
After we walk through the home together, your inspector will personally explain the general condition of the home and systems with you and your agent. We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read Spectora report, that will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.
VISUAL HOME INSPECTION REPORTS
At HBIG Home Inspection, we use Spectora for all of our home inspection reports. This advanced tool makes it easy to integrate photos and documentation about the condition of the home in an easy-to-understand format.
We deliver our report within 24 hours of the conclusion of your home inspection so that you can quickly get access to a full overview of our findings, and discuss them with us and your agent.
Buying a new home means no issues right? Well not always. That’s why most builders offer a one year warranty guarantying they will fix any issues that come up with your new home. But before it does, we recommend getting the home fully inspected. Our job is to make sure you understand all aspects of the inspection process, and we do not stop there. Should you have any questions or concerns after the report, you are encouraged to give us call. We will provide you with an explanation of the report and options to assist you in making a confident decision about your property.
Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, HBIG Home Inspection provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. We will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We use the most modern tools including a thermal camera, moisture meter on all inspections, at no additional charge!
After one year of living in a new house, it is common to notice some minor issues that need to be repaired. It takes a lot to build a house and it is not uncommon for things to be overlooked in the construction process.
We don’t fault builders for this, but we see an opportunity to help home owners find these issues while their 1 year warranties are still active. This way, all possible problems can be mitigated before the builder moves on to the next project.