New Home Inspection photos from the field -

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Some recent photos of issues I am finding when inspecting new construction.  Large home builders Houston, TX area, mainly Katy.  Please get your new home inspected! Enjoy
Katy, Houston, Sugar Land TX


Cut Rafter

Duct in the Hall

Missing Nails

Trash in the Stud Bay

Missing Tech Shield Decking

Gas line should have support



Comments (6)

Darin Redding
Housecall Property Inspections - San Diego, CA

JO:  Help us all out a bit here, can you please comment on each photo and state what you believe the defects are???  Some are obvious, others not.

BTW - Great to hear from another that is out doing inspections on new homes!

Looking forward to your comments.


Aug 23, 2009 11:41 AM
Jeffrey Owen - Houston Metro Home Inspection - Katy, TX

This all in the same house by the way.

1.  Cut and unsupported roof rafter for the chimney
2.  HVAC return duct that is actually run and strapped in the hallway. Notice where the electric boxes are.
3.  Floor joist hanger with only 1 nail.
4. "Workers" left trash and food all in the stud bays. Ready to be drywalled over.
5.  House was roof decked with TechShield except for this area where they ran out and just used OSB.
6.  Gas line for the fireplace is unsupported. Just hanging there in space.

Aug 30, 2009 03:38 PM
Bruce Breedlove
Avalon Inspection Services - Colorado Springs, CO

"4. "Workers" left trash and food all in the stud bays. Ready to be drywalled over."

Are you sure that wall is ready for drywall? It is an exterior wall and it has not been insulated yet. Assuming the wall would be insulated before the drywall is hung I would guess the insulator would have removed the trash.

Oct 20, 2009 01:36 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont

Howdy and Morning Jeffrey

You just got real like them there new home builders!!!

Jan 05, 2010 05:56 PM
Andy Chaudoir
Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas - Georgetown, TX
Your Home Inspection Connection in Central Texas

Hello Jeffrey - Thanks for the pics.  Keep after those builders.  Someone has to keep an eye on them.

Jan 21, 2010 03:21 PM
Darin Redding
Housecall Property Inspections - San Diego, CA

Thanks for the clarification Jeffrey.

Jan 04, 2011 05:54 PM