NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME INSPECTIONS.
Do not close on your new home without one!
Jeff Bennett is a Certified Master Inspector as well as ASHI & Internachi Certified. Full Service Home Inspections is properly Insured with 2 Million Liability and carries Worker's Comp plus County Licenses required for Pre Drywall & New Construction Home Inspections. Just call the office and we will set it all up for you. From Pre Drywall to the final inspection and then of course your one year builders warranty inspection.
Pre Drywall Inspection (Very important to have one prior to the insulation)
SAMPLE NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME INSPECTION REPORT which includes a follow up repair inspection.
A Review Sept. 2019
"I recently had Jeff come out and inspect my new construction home in Ladson, SC that I purchased. I highly recommend having Full Service Home Inspections come out before buying any home. Even though the home was newly built, Jeff was able to find several things that was missed by prior inspectors. He is very good at what he does and also goes through the home to explain everything he finds. It was great working with him and he was able to get me a very clear and professional report sent out that day to give to the home builders. I am highly satisfied with Full Service Home Inspections and will definitely be giving them a call for all my future needs."
New construction roofs are not impervious to installation defects – the most common issue Jeff finds with new roof installations is improper shingle nailing. When nails are over driven, driven at an angle, or located too high on the shingles, it’s a defective installation. The photos below show a few examples of defective roof installations on new construction homes.
He also finds bending up of the shingles which comes from a manufacturers defect. It will usually appear at the final inspection or the first year of ownership. This is why an 11 month warranty is advised. Your report becomes a legal document and protects you.
DecksThis deck beam (pictured right) should have been attached to the 6×6 post with a metal bracket; not bumped out over the side of the post and attached to the sliver that was left.
Stone Siding installation defects.
For example, masonry veneer needs to be kept 2″ above the roof covering. In the photo to the right, the mortar is touching the shingles..
High-efficiency furnaces and water heaters need to have the venting pitched so water drains out; there should never be any dips in the piping that allow water to pool.