When buying an existing home, inspections are a must, no questions asked. You don’t want to inherit a house with problems.
However, the need for an inspection is not so obvious for a new build. Why would one consider it, you may ask, when clearly everything is brand new?
It’s recommended to have an inspection done on a new build for various reasons:
New structures are not always error-free. A brand-new home can have a lot of issues. Such as;
- Cracks on sidewalks and driveways
- Incorrectly installed siding
- Drainage issues
- Nail pops
- Indoor moisture problems
- Incorrectly installed appliances
Some of these issues may be due to the incompetence of the contractors, or sometimes they can be just that, a mistake.
Also, the City engineers may not identify these issues since they usually focus on the bigger picture, such as improper wiring and whether the home is safe to be occupied.
On the other hand, a home inspector will do more in-depth inspections better than the bare minimum that municipal inspectors do.
A new build inspection is like an insurance plan; you get the issues fixed right away rather than later and on your budget. But if you identify the problems earlier, fixing them will be solely on the builder. Looks like a win, right?
A new build inspection also ensures your home is safe when serious issues such as leaks are identified and rectified.
So, Do You Think a New Build Inspection is a Good Idea?
If yes, our experts at 330 Inspections can be of great help to you.
We offer high-quality inspection services for the residents of Jacksonville, FL, and the surrounding areas.
Call us if you need:
- General home inspections
- Insurance inspections
- Wood Destroying Organisms Inspection
- Mold inspection and remediation
- And more