Full Service Home Inspections LLC,  Summerville, SC 29483  

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The framing inspection, also referred to as the pre-drywall home inspection, is performed prior to the builder installing insulation and drywall.  Jeff typically has 60 pictures to forward on to the builder for attention. Jeff will examine the plumbing, electrical wiring, heating and cooling ducts, the roof structure and roof surface. He will observe the structural frame, inspecting each member for a variety of framing errors such as:

  • Unbolted sill plates
  • Over-spanned structural members
  • Inadequate purlins (roof supports)
  • Under-built bearing walls
  • Improper notching and boring
  • Severed plates and interrupted joists
  • Improper fire stops
After your Pre Drywall Inspection, please do not close on your completed new construction home without an independent home inspector. Jeff has all the credentials and licenses needed that the builders will require. See Sample New Construction Home Inspection


Steps to your Final Home Inspection


Here's what to expect during the major phases of construction

 

The 10 steps to build a new home are:

  1. Prepare construction site and pour foundation
  2. Construct rough framing
  3. Complete rough pluming, electrical and HVAC
  4. Install insulation
  5. JEFF COMES IN FOR PRE DRYWALL INSPECTION
  6. Complete drywall and interior textures; start exterior finishes
  7. Finish interior trim; install exterior driveways and walkways
  8. Install hard-surface flooring and countertops, and complete exterior grading
  9. Finish mechanical trims; install bathroom fixtures
  10. Install mirrors, shower doors and finish flooring, and finish exterior landscaping
  11. JEFF COMES IN TO DO THE ENTIRE HOME INSPECTION PRIOR TO WALKTHROUGH
  12. Final walkthrough with builder