Hound Dog Home Inspections est.2015

  • Facebook - Grey Circle

New Construction Inspection

Just because it's new doesn't mean it's right. When buying a new home, it's actually important to get multiple new construction inspections from a third party home inspector. A good home inspector will be able to provide valuable insights into your property’s construction, as well as the chance to prevent costly repairs on the home later on down the line. With a new construction home, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors recommends you have two or three inspections on the property.

Common Issues Found in New Homes

Though it would seem that new homes should be relatively error-free, they often have underlying issues at work. Some common issues found during new construction home inspections include:

  • Structural defects, like foundation cracks, improper grading, and poor framing

  • Drainage and grading issues, which could cause water and structural damage later on

  • Window leaks

  • 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

We also often find incomplete projects. This could include insufficient insulation, half-installed handrails or fixtures, or missing pieces of hardware.

What do we look for on your inspection?

 
Dry-In Inspection
  • Water resistant layers put on prior to final roof covering

  • Water intrusion risks

  • Roof flashings  and penetrations properly installed

  • Trenches and soil

  • Elevation, drainage, and grading

Pre-Drywall Inspection
  • Beams, bearings, and other framing items

  • Nails, screws, studs, and plates

  • Stairwells

  • Fire blocking and draft stopping

  • Plumbing and wiring

  • HVAC and ducting

Final Inspection
  • Roof, chimney, and gutters

  • Doors and windows

  • Exterior items, like walkways, driveways, sheds, decks, patios, and garages

  • Foundation, basements, and crawlspaces

  • HVAC systems, including the thermostat

  • Plumbing, toilets, sinks, and sump pumps

  • Electrical conductors, circuit breakers, meters, and panelboards

  • Attic, insulation, and ventilation

  • Appliances, such as dishwashers, disposals, ovens, microwaves, and sprinkler systems

If you are in the process of building your new home, make sure the job gets done right! Give us a call at 321-626-8959

All inspection reports are delivered electronically via email. Also, for every inspection Hound Dog Home Inspections delivers, we donate a portion of our profits to the SPCA to help feed the pets who are waiting to find a home.

Hound Dog

Home Inspections