Warner Robins Home Inspector Shares Advice With New Home Buyers. When I say "new home" I mean new construction. This is an old story that bears repeating; I only bring it up again because of a recent trend in new construction defects being discovered during the home inspection. There are many reasons for this spike in defects, the main one being builders that were in a hurry to get their homes on the market before they went bankrupt or quit the business. A couple years ago there were 300 builders in the Warner Robins, Kathleen, Byron and Middle Georgia area, now there are only 13. Hurried work and poor construction can be seen in many new homes as those 287 builders rushed to try to get some of their money back.
As more and more first time home buyers are purchasing homes because of incentives and the buyers market, many are lulled in to a false sense of security when purchasing new construction. Nothing could be further from the truth. My average home inspection report is 15-20 pages; a recent new construction inspection resulted in a 39 page report. Every system in the home with the exception of the brick exterior, driveway, sidewalks and windows required some type of repair or replacement. The builder ensured the home had great curbside appeal, but it didn't take peeling back many layers of the onion to find major problems. With the builder out of business there was no builder's warranty to fix the problems. After seeing the inspection report the bank that owned the property offered a reduced asking price which allowed the buyer to pay for many of the repairs. Had the client relied on the curb appeal of the home and the false notion that new construction has few defects, their dream home would have been a financial nightmare.
Broken roof trusses in attic of new home. There was one more that was broken and two with major cracks.
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