Many people wonder why new construction should be inspected, after all "it's brand new, what could be wrong?". The truth is any home built by man can have items that need to be addressed. A good builder will welcome and inspection to ensure his subs did their work correctly and to have a new set of eyes look at the property. To see the types of items found during a new construction inspection review the new construction sample report. If you are still unsure, please call our office and speak directly to Charlie. You don't want to miss this opportunity to get things corrected before you move in. The builder is still working on your home, talk to him now, not after he has moved onto another property.
In Mississippi a home inspector is required to carry a special license, a builder's license, to inspect new construction. New construction is defined as any property still in the builder's name - no matter what year the property was built. To determine if an inspector is licensed for new construction you can check their license number. A "NH" at the end of the number indicates "New Homes" and the license necessary for the new construction.
Having a house built is probably the one of the most stressful periods you will be subject to in your life, however, it is very rewarding and worth the trouble. Few people will go through the planning, construction and finishing phases without any problems. That’s why Alpha Inspection has developed a consulting/inspection schedule for you. A professional home inspector will substantially reduce the risk of your large investment in a new home. It just makes sense to use every resource available at your disposal for the preparations, site work, construction phases and all the little things that occur during construction, and learn as much as you can about the quality of your new home, before signing off on everything. Our services will provide you the valuable information you need, so you can enjoy the experience and gain the Peace of Mind you deserve.
Building a new home is a tremendously complex endeavor. It involves many people, usually split up into sub-contractor groups, each working on different parts and systems of the house. Even for the best builders, it’s nearly impossible to complete this process without missing something. Maybe it’s a plumbing fixture that didn’t get tested for leaks, maybe it’s an electrical box that isn’t working, or any one of dozens of minor problems that can easily be overlooked in such a major undertaking. We will find such problems while it is still early enough for you to bring them up with the builder and have them corrected before construction gets to the next step and before you sign off.
There is a wide range of Phase Inspections we can provide you. Each customer has their own comfort level, with regards to our services. Some want us there daily at the beginning, while others prefer our standard 5 Step New Home Construction Phase Inspections. What ever your wishes are, we can customize a plan to meet your needs.
For the relatively small cost, a professional inspection of your new dream home can pay big dividends in peace of mind by getting any problems identified and corrected before they can become an unpleasant surprise. We’ll provide you with an inspection report for each phase of the inspection. This is a great tool for you. Remember, the local Code Enforcement Officer is not trained to conduct home inspections, so why would you not want to protect your investment?