New Construction Home Inspections
More and more home buyers are concerned about the quality of their new home's construction. Consultants help ensure each home meets local building standards and that you are satisfied with the home's quality. Having a consultant during the construction process can also assist the builder in identifying and correcting issues in 'real time', thus preventing post-occupancy problems and repairs for you to deal with.
Waypoint's inspectors will serve as your eyes and ears while your new home is being built.
Reports for All Phases of Building Your New Home
There are many levels of new construction home inspections that are available to our clients. At the minimum, a new construction home inspection may include one visit to the site, usually after the rough framing, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC have been installed. A narrative report is created after the inspection to document the inspector’s findings.
However, most of our clients desire more than the minimal inspection. A supplemental home inspection is conducted in addition to the required municipal inspections, and it is not used for compliance with code or blueprints. These inspections are completed for the builder. A supplemental inspection is performed by a qualified home inspector in stages —usually four — for the buyer. A new construction home inspection report is created after each inspection to document the findings. The stages include the following:
- Foundation/Grounds, Pre-block Construction - This inspection consists of a site inspection to evaluate the rough grading, check for vegetation/debris that may impact the structure, and inspect preparation for the foundation. An inspection of this scope normally takes two to three hours to complete. A narrative report is available within 24 hours.
- Rough Framing, Electrical, Plumbing, & HVAC - This is a detailed inspection of the property prior to drywall installation. An inspection of this scope can take up to six hours to complete. A narrative report of the home inspection is available within 24 hours.
- Building Wrap Prior to Siding or Stucco - This is a detailed inspection of property after drywall installation that includes exterior inspection of grounds, interior features, and locations. An inspection of this scope can take up to three hours to complete. A narrative report of the home inspection is available within 24 hours.
- Final Inspection, including the Roofing System - This is usually performed at or prior to the final walkthrough and is similar to a full-service residential home inspection. It includes structure, roof, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical. An inspection of this scope can take up to four hours to complete. A full residential home inspection report is available within 24 hours.
Committed to Your Satisfaction
We believe that each client deserves excellent service and commitment from his or her inspector throughout the construction of the home. In addition to the stage visits and subsequent reports, several additional visits may occur as called for by the client and/or inspector. Each agreement between the client and home inspector is customized to meet the needs of the buyer.
You can be assured that an inspection by one of our professionals provides you with essential information in an easy-to-read report. As a result of these inspections, you have a clear understanding of the condition of your house from the time construction begins until the day you can move in.
Contact us today to arrange for inspections throughout construction of your new house. We serve customers in the Greater Tampa area of Florida, including the communities of Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Riverview, Brandon, Valrico, Plant City, Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater; as well as the counties of Hillsborough, Polk, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Sumter, Citrus, Manatee, Sarasota, and Hardee. Inspections in areas beyond Greater Tampa Bay may require additional trip charges.