When building a new home the most important inspection that you can have performed is a footer inspection.
If not performed quickly enough the footer can be hidden by the backfill and the basement floor.
That is why I like to inspect the footer rather than waiting to do a foundation inspection.
Here is what a footer depth should be. Assuming a 8" thick wall.
Now here is what the footer looked like in another location.
Can you see why it is important not to wait or skip this inspection?
Can you see why having a Residential Building Inspector perform this inspection for you is important?
In a couple of days later this would have been hidden.