This one was not inspected!

Home Inspector with Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area InterNACHI 10041206

The other day I did an inspection on a house that was only two years old. I like those... they usually have very little to no issues. And, that was the case here too! I was starting to wonder if I was going to find anything! That is, until I got into the attic areas.

There were two attic areas, one was a small area just above the master bedroom and bathroom, and the other was on the second story. So everything was under the second story roof but the master and bathroom. Well, the upstairs attic areas was fine, looked good, blown in cellulose that calculated out to be R30. Good!

The first story attic area access was in the master bedroom walk in closet. So, going up there I found... nothing! Yep, no insulation at all! So, this house was two years old, obviously they didn't get a new construction inspection, right? Yet another reason why you should!

They must have noticed it was a tad warmer in the summer and a tad colder in the winter than the rest of the house. Or so one would think. Maybe that's even why they were selling the house? It was vacant, maybe they had enough?! This was a reputable nationwide builder, I would think that they will make good on that one... pretty obvious right? Well, maybe not to some... like the building superintendant. Ahhh, you gotta love quality control.

This one was not inspected!

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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Oh boy.  I'm a huge advocate of inspections and new construction inspections are no different.  This is a great example as to why!  -Kasey

May 26, 2017 08:59 AM #1
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

You can't beat a high-quality quality control system.

And not having one can be a real beat down.


And I say that having seen the same thing, oh, dozens of times?

May 26, 2017 12:03 PM #2
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We don't see that being missed in Oklahoma City. Our inspectors live for giving fines.

May 26, 2017 12:20 PM #3
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Oh geeze.  What kills me is that the City inspector missed this too before issuing a COO.

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May 26, 2017 01:31 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Fred-this is exactly why home inspections are so important even on relatively new construction. 

May 26, 2017 06:46 PM #5
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

K&J - Yes, too bad the original owners didn't get one.

Jay - This is not the first time I have discovered no insulation either!! Among other things... lol

Joe - Me thinks some of those guys inspect from their car... 

May 28, 2017 09:01 AM #6
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

Belinda - Woo Hoo! Thank you! See my comment to Joe 

Kathy - Not even relatively, this one has been that way for two years! If they had only gotten a new construction inspection...

May 28, 2017 09:03 AM #7
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