New construction inspections are optional, but you should get one because, as perfect as a new build may seem, sometimes they always have hidden issues that may cost you later on.
To avoid these costly repairs, it is wise to perform two or three of these inspections on new construction:
- The foundation inspection
Also known as a pre-pour inspection, this happens right before you begin working on the foundation. It ensures the grading has been done right and the footings and anchors are properly spaced.
Once done with the foundation, there’s no going back. Thus the inspection aims at detecting any necessary adjustments before pouring the foundation.
- Structural inspections
This inspection usually comes after building the frame and the roof and windows are in place.
The inspection ensures that the studs, beams, posts, and other structural components are installed appropriately.
The inspector will also check if the plumbing, wiring, and any other connections are done correctly.
- The final inspection
This inspection is like any other. It generalizes the finished construction. The focus is usually on:
- The utilities
- The finishes
- The basement and insulation
It also ensures the construction is safe for occupation and adhered to local codes and building standards.
At this point, the builder can also fix any issues found before they wrap up the construction.
Do you need new construction inspections in Flagstaff, Arizona?
If you have new construction in Flagstaff, AZ, and the surrounding 90-mile radius, ensure your investment does not go to repairs. Let us take care of the new build inspection.
At High Country Home Inspections, LLC, we specialize in all types of inspections. Call us today for an honest and efficient inspection.