Posts made in October 2017

What to Expect During a New Construction Home Inspections

home inspection Tampa FLBuilding a new home is both exciting and stressful, which is why Waypoint Property Inspection wants to be your partner through the construction process. Our certified and insured inspectors will provide you with a thorough home inspection in Tampa, FL to ensure your new property meets local building standards, safety concerns, and is satisfactory to your liking. Check below to learn what to expect during your new home construction inspections.

  • The first inspection we will conduct is a pre-block construction and foundation/grounds review. Our inspectors will thoroughly review the rough grading while checking for debris that could hinder the integrity of your structure. This part of the inspection usually takes two to three hours.
  • The second inspection is a review of the rough framing, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC before the drywall installation. This comprehensive inspection can last up to six hours because we consider many different features that are vital to your homes structure and your safety.
  • The third report is typically after the drywall installation. We will spend about three hours reviewing your building’s exterior before the siding is installed. We will also view your interior features and locations.
  • During the fourth and final review, we will spend about 4 hours before or during the final walkthrough to conduct a full home inspection. A full home inspection includes structure, roofing, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical.

If you are looking to receive a home inspection in Tampa, FL, contact our company today at info@waypointinspection.com with any questions you may have.

Wind Mitigation Inspection- Insurance Discounts

wind mitigation inspection tampaLook to Waypoint Property Inspection to help you reduce your homeowner’s insurance. When looking for an affordable company for your wind mitigation inspection in Tampa, entrust our certified inspectors to complete a thorough review to increase your safety and decrease your monthly premium. Your home should have at least one of the wind resistant items below to qualify for insurance discounts.

  • Wind resistance roof shingles that meet the FBC requirements.
  • Roof decks that show durability with large nails and close spacing.
  • Hurricane clips and straps- these are used to secure the roof structure to the walls.
  • Protective coverings for windows and glass doors, specifically with Impact-Resistant Glazing.
  • Secondary water barrier, such as a seal, to ensure your roof is secured from water intrusion.
  • New construction that meets the building code since March 1, 2002.

It is vital to ensure your property contains many wind resistant features to protect your investment. This is especially important for states that are prone to hurricanes and tropical storms that create heavy winds. Our inspectors are state licensed to provide you with professional and comprehensive inspections. Entrust our company to help you receive a discount on your insurance with our wind mitigation inspection in Tampa. Contact us today at info@waypointinspection.com to learn more about our services.