Home Inspection Clayton NC (outside of Raleigh)

Home Inspector with Clear Choice Home Inspections, Inc
We completed a Clayton NC Home Inspection on a new house over the weekend. Clayton is just East of Raleigh and offers a lower price per sq ft and larger lots (typically). Our Home Inspection generated a list of about 35 items - most were typical "teething" issues found in new construction. This Home Inspector found a floor joist that was notched greater than allowed (weakens the framing), a few outlets that were not protected by a GFCI circuit as required (both were in "wet" outdoor areas) and the most exciting issue was the stone veneer outside wall cladding that was lacking drainage provisions. This has the potential to allow moisture to accumulate behind the wall and cause damage to framing, wall sheathing, etc and can lead to mold problems. New or old, a home inspection is always valuable.

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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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Just goes to show you-it always pays to have a home inspection.

Apr 19, 2009 01:39 PM #1
Fran and Rowena, La Canada Realtors - (818) 952-0077
Dilbeck Real Estate - La Canada, CA

Jayme - we agree.  We advise our buyers to have an inspection on new home construction.  There are always items found.  And, we get a big "thank you" from our buyers. 

Apr 19, 2009 01:49 PM #2
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I had a builder object boisterously about wanting to do a home inspection. Then he was all too quiet when the electrical issues came up. Even with the new home warranties mandated in our state, it's never a bad idea. 

Apr 19, 2009 02:45 PM #3
Jayme Clarke
Clear Choice Home Inspections, Inc - Clayton, NC


Some time ago one of my clients wanted to test for radon on a new house and the builder told him it was not necessary.  Results came back at over twice the EPA limit.  In talking with a neighbor, the builder knew full well that the neighborhood had high radon levels as he had to pay for to install mitigation systems.  Innocent mistakes do happen during construction but sometimes things are covered up. 


Thanks for the comments everyone!

Apr 19, 2009 11:15 PM #4
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