New home construction is handled in several steps, from inspection of the foundation to the final home inspection, before the walk-through with the builder.
Don't assume that a new home can't have issues, as we have witnessed problems from mold and standing water in crawl spaces to poorly flashed roofing to brick veneer wall venting.
At Home Choice, we will inspect the steps to insure your home is move-in-ready.
We offer a four-step process including footing and slab pre-pour, pre-pour lintel inspection, pre-drywall installation inspection, and final walk-through inspection.
Prices are based on total gross square footage.
For an added fee, we will come for the warranty inspection, if requested.
Most builders offer a warranty that extends through the first year of a new home.
Have your home inspected before the warranty expires, which will allow you to find any issues that need to be addressed.
For more information on the process, see HomeLight.
For an additional fee, we will inspect your pool, pool equipment, above ground pipes, timer, electrical, and filters. (We do not test the chemical balance of the water, or verify heating function as it can take a couple of days to heat).
One of the steps in pool inspection is checking for delamination (if visible), where the plaster is peeling or flaking from the pool finish. If delamination is visible it's best to budget for repairs as it may leak and cause structural issues if left unrepaired.
For an additional fee, you can get a report on the condition of the sewer line. If accessible, we will inspect (Up to 100 feet of each entry point):
1. Soil stack vent/drain waste venting system.
2. Main sewer line clean-outs running under the home.
3. Main sewer lines running under the home to the municipal sewer system.
(Small drain lines are not included. We are not able to inspect every linear foot, but we do our best).
For an additional fee, we will inspect ceilings, interior and exterior walls (critical with wood-framed homes where water can wick up from the ground), and attics (if accessible).
Using infrared imaging can reveal energy loss, moisture intrusion, and overloaded conductors.