- Archive by Category "new construction inspections"
I’ve compiled new-construction defect photos from the past six years into this one gigantic blog post. If you’re in the market for a new home and you’re not sure if a home inspection is worth doing, please look through these photos. If[...]read more
I'm writing this post as somewhat of a rebuttal to that document because while many of the points made by the builder are valid, many of them aren't.[...]read more
New homes should be inspected by private home inspectors. It's been one day short of a year since my last post on new construction home inspections, so it's time for another.[...]read more
“You'd be wasting your money if you hired a home inspector. This is a brand new house that has been inspected dozens of times by the city of Perfectville, and they're especially picky. If there was anything wrong,[...]read more
My latest beef with new home builders is poor water management at the exterior of homes, which is mostly about three different things all done at the same time: concentrating a lot of water to one location, no gutters, and[...]read more
Just like the orthodontist will tell you your kid needs braces, the home inspector is going to say you need a home inspection. I get it. That's why I try to direct people on the phone to my blog; if[...]read more
That’s what a local builder told one of my customers. The home buyer hired me to inspect her new single family home before she finalized the purchase, and the builder apparently didn’t want to end up dealing with any hassles.[...]read more
I could wax on and on about how important home inspections are for new construction, especially if the builder tells you that a private home inspection isn't necessary, but I've found that photos are far more convincing than anything I[...]read more
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