Go beyond basic local code requirements.
Assuming new construction homes don’t require professional inspections is a common misconception. In the past, new construction inspections have been solely handled by local code enforcement agencies. But as construction practices, materials and installation techniques have evolved over time, home inspection and safety experts now strongly urge new construction buyers and builders to partner with professional inspectors.
AmeriSpec new construction inspectors can help uncover incorrect installations and safety concerns early on during the construction process and following construction completion. This results in what matters most, a better-built home.
Code Inspections Only Cover the Basics
Code inspections are usually legally required. Yet, they only provide minimal insight into the systems, structures and overall construction processes of your new home.
Even brand new homes can have issues and safety concerns. Contractors and construction workers likely have other jobs to finish and sometimes operate on tight timelines. Purposefully or not, this can lead to mistakes and shortcuts. You deserve an investment that goes beyond the bare minimum outlined by basic legal codes.
Nothing beats a restful mind and confidence in your new construction property. AmeriSpec new construction inspections can give you both, offering extensive information about the parts of your home you need to know about.
New Construction Inspection Checklist
When you hire an AmeriSpec new construction professional you can expect a thorough inspection that includes the following:
- A roof inspection
- Entry and examination of the crawlspace
- Attic entry exposing potential problems
- Appliance and essential system operational tests
- Confirmation of proper exterior and interior door functionality, including locks
- Confirmation of proper accessible window functionality, including locks
- Light, switches and receptacles test
- Circuit breaker inspection
- GFCI and AFCI receptacle test
- Plumbing fixture test to ensure proper water flow and drainage
- Structural component inspection to ensure best practices were applied
Our new construction home reviews follow strategic steps to ensure all systems work properly. Based on your needs and specific requirements, we can add or remove review phases to best serve your home and family.