Pre-pour Foundation Inspection
The first phase of the new construction inspection process starts when the home’s foundation make-up has been completed, and the builder is ready to pour concrete.
The purpose of the pre-pour inspection is to help spot-check the overall quality of work before the concrete is poured over the excavated beams, reinforcing bars, plumbing, & post-tensioned cable system.
The second phase of the new construction process is conducted when the structure has reached the stage when drywall and insulation are ready to be installed.
The purpose of the framing or pre-cover inspection is to identify defective or sub-standard installation practices before the installation of the exterior cladding, interior insulation, and drywall occurs. Once those materials cover the interior & exterior of the home, the opportunity for inspection is gone! You do not want to miss the phase!
The third and final phase of the new construction process is conducted when the home is substantially complete, generally, around the time the builder is prepared to do a final walk-through with the home buyer.
The purpose of the final inspection is to ensure the major systems and components in the home are installed in accordance with common model building standards & that there are no observable major defects present prior to your purchasing the home from the builder. The final inspection is vital & highly recommended.