|NEW HOME INSPECTIONS|
Most people reason that a home inspection is not necessary for a new home. They have the illusion that many inspectors have gone by to make inspections of the progress. As a general rule the major builders built good sound homes, but as in all industries the problems arrive in the details. In the Houston area, buyers rely that City Inspectors have inspected the property and all components are well completed, not so. In Harris County and other surrounding Counties there are no structural or mechanical inspectors from the County to check the progress of the home.
The foundation on a new home is normally inspected by independent engineers prior and during pouring because the Builder is required by State Law to provide the consumer a ten year warranty the insurance company that issues such warranty will not issue the policy unless it is inspected by their inspectors. In Harris County the rest of the new construction there is no one from any governmental agency that checks up on the structural and mechanical integrity of the construction.
Specialty Inspections performs hundreds of new home inspections every year. We can report from experience that an inspection report on a new home is longer that a used home. It takes longer and there are more issues to cover. For new homes you must hire a Code trained and Certified Inspector in order that on each deficiency found he can quote the "chapter and verse" where the code states that a reported issue must be repaired.
The following are a few of the experiences we have found in new home construction.
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