New Construction Final Inspection


If you are building a new home, have it inspected once it's complete to ensure it conforms to today’s best building practices. Home builders will often tell you that your home will be looked over by several knowledgeable people such as site superintendents, project managers and city inspectors. While this is all true, what they won’t tell you is these “inspections” are very limited in scope and time on site. That is why having a third-party inspector thoroughly evaluate your home is so beneficial. We will spend hours evaluating the structure. We will give you the piece of mind that your new home is in top condition when completed.

Important Tips when Scheduling New Construction Final Inspections

  • Try and let your builder or project manager know well in advance that you will have a third-party inspector conducting an independent inspection on your behalf. This has the advantage of putting them on notice, which will improve their attention to detail from the start. Also, it will require your project manager to be more accurate with their projected timelines. One of the most common complaints when dealing with your project manager is their inability to deliver an accurate timeline.
  • Your home builder may also have some requirements that may need to be met by your inspector such as an inspection policy and insurance requirements. (We carry $1 million in General Liability Insurance). Try and obtain this well in advance and get it to your inspector to avoid any last minute difficulties.
  • Finally, it is very beneficial to acquire the engineered plans that your home is being constructed with. More and more, home builders are limiting the access to their building plans. However, if a copy is available for review by your inspector this can add extra clarity to the home inspector.

Final Phase/ Pre-Closing Inspection

The final inspection should be scheduled a few days before your scheduled walk-through with your builder. This will ensure that the building process is near completion so systems can be inspected. Utilities should be on, appliances installed and HVAC system should be operational. Because this final inspection is conducted as part of a real estate transaction, it is regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission. This inspection incorporates all the major systems in the home. If you are interested in reviewing the components and materials that are covered in a full home inspection you can read more about it here. Residential Home Inspection