New Construction Inspections

Home Inspector with - Houston Metro Home Inspection

Folks please get your new construction home inspected!  Preferably through all the phases.  Probably half my business is doing inspections on newly built homes.  The builder will not protect you, the state will not protect you, and the city will not protect you. 

Here in Houston I see all kinds of crazy workmanship issues which has very little to do with "code."  They throw these things up as fast as possible with little regard to what they are doing.  Insulation not covering the proper square footage in the attic, TechShield radiant barrier not installed everywhere it is supposed to be, bricks on the sides of homes hanging on for dear life with 1/4 inch on the brick ledge because they mispoured or misframed.  I see stuff all the time.

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Houston, Katy, Sugar Land

Comments (6)

David Slavin
Keller Williams Premier - Katy, TX
CDPE, ABR, SRES Keller Williams Premier

I agree 100%!!!  I had my personal house inspectedbefore we closed and thried to get the builder to make some changes.  Some items they made changes to and others they wouldn't but I am aware of certain items to keep an eye on.  If I didn't get the inspection I would be unaware of these items.  Many of the houses today are built out in the county so they don't have city inspectors checking everythng and an inspection is very important!

Aug 03, 2008 06:54 AM
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


I agree, for all the money the Buyer is spending they always choose (yes we offer it to all our Buyers) to pass.....stating...."It's new"

Aug 03, 2008 06:57 AM
Phillip R. Smith Sr.
Home Sweet Home Inspections - Northport, AL

An inspection on new construction will let you know if the house is finished. If there are items that not finished or working you can have them repaired/replaced before you move in.

If you don't have it inspected before you buy it and when you sell it down the road, who then will have to make the repairs that the inspector finds for that inspection?

Aug 13, 2008 09:02 AM
Gary Bercarich
All Phase Home Inspection, Inc. - Smithtown, NY

Many people think new equals perfect. For the most part this is not the case. A few things that I have on "new" homes that the normal buyer would not necessarily notice are: HVAC vents not having ducting brought to them and the ledger board for a deck simply nailed to the home. Also electrical outlet installed with no actual wires going to them. In the case of the outlets, the agent called the builder who came right over. The builder swore up and down this was impossible no one on my crew would dare install outlet with no wires. He did end up with egg on his face when I pointed out the three outlets that were done this way. He quickly picked up is phone and well the rest isn't G rated, so I'll leave it at that. Just remember a new house is not a perfect one, so get it inspected.

Aug 13, 2008 05:31 PM

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Mar 20, 2009 08:37 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

Folks sure do need to even have a new home inspected, thats for sure.

Jan 05, 2010 06:04 PM