New Construction Inspection

New Construction Inspection

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New Construction Inspection

New Construction Inspection

If you’re buying a new construction house, you might think that a home inspection is not needed, after all you are getting a brand-new home built from scratch.

You will be surprised, how many errors a new construction can have since this type of house are usually build on tight deadlines.

A home inspection can provide valuable insights into a property’s construction, as well as the chance to prevent costly repairs on the home later, after all new houses aren’t always perfect.

Some common issues that may be found during a new construction inspection:

  • Structural defects, like foundation cracks, improper grading, and poor framing.
  • Drainage and grading issues, which could cause water and structural damage later.
  • HVAC issues, including malfunctioning thermostats and loose connections.
  • Electrical problems, such as improperly wired outlets, open grounds, and missing switch plates.
  • Plumbing issues, including reversed hot/cold in faucets, improper piping, leaks, and more.
  • Window leaks.

Why is important to do a Full Home Inspection on a new construction?

With a new construction sale, your contract may include a final walkthrough, it is important that the day of the final walkthrough you take a licensed home inspector with you, because like we mentioned before you will be surprised how many errors a new construction can have. With a new construction purchase you will probably get a period where all the “defects” are covered by the seller so it is important that you take advantage of this and book the inspection as the inspector may see things that look perfect but really aren’t.

Who is supposed to pay for the new construction inspection?

Typically, the buyer pays for the home inspection in Florida. The fee is usually due at the time of the inspection.

Can a buyer be present during a new construction inspection in Florida?

Technically, the only person who is required to be present is the inspector, but it will be ideal if the buyer can be present as well, so the inspector can inform the buyer the findings while they walk through the property togethe

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