Home Inspections | Why Do You Need Periodic New Construction Home Inspections?
Building a new home is both an exciting adventure and an important investment. You obviously want to build a home that will last for many years, so you may have spent time investigating and evaluating before finally choosing a building contractor. Why not protect your family and your investment with an additional layer with periodic new construction home inspections from Beryl Project Engineering?
What are Periodic New Construction Inspections?
Your home will have to pass a final inspection before it is ready for move-in, but how do you know it’s really ready? After the home is completed is not the time to discover shoddy construction or mistakes. Periodic new construction home inspections are timed evaluations that take place at different phases of your home’s construction.
The best time to ensure that the important structural components of your home are built solidly, safely, and according to building codes is when they are visible. After wallboard, flooring, roofing, painting, and other aesthetic steps are completed, your ability to check important structural systems is seriously curtailed.
What is Included in Periodic New Construction Home Inspections?
Periodic new construction home inspections cannot be carried out by a normal home inspector. These earlier inspections require knowledge of structural design, assessments, and building codes. Your periodic new construction home inspections are carried out by a Beryl structural engineer and they include:
- Foundation Inspection before any structural components are erected
- Framing and Rough-in Inspection before these are covered up with wall materials
- Final Punch-list Inspection of items that may have been installed incorrectly, damaged during the course of work, or that are simply incomplete
- Final Grade Inspection
The purpose of these early inspections is simple. You can’t fix what you can’t see, but what you can’t see can fail. The best time to catch what you can’t see and fix it is while you can see it and work is already ongoing.
Planning for the construction of a new home is incomplete without periodic new construction home inspections from Beryl Project Engineering. Call or contact us online for more information.