New Construction 3 Phase Inspection
Pre-Pour Foundation Inspection
Having your foundation inspected before pouring the concrete can prove to be priceless. For an affordable cost you can have peace of mind that the most important components of your home are installed accurately. Failure to properly set your home’s foundation properly can have a devastating impact on the integrity of your home’s foundation. There are numerous building defects that are present on nearly every foundation that can impact the visible appearance as well as the bearing capacity of the foundation.
Components checked during the Pre-Pour Inspection:
- Site Preparation
- Steel Reinforcement
- Vapor Barrier
- Concrete Forms
- Slab Thickness
The next phase of the inspection process is typically called the framing inspection, or pre-drywall inspection. Because the drywall and insulation cover some of the critical materials, like window flashing, electrical wiring, and your home’s framing components, having your third-party inspector evaluate and report on the quality of work is very significant. Once the drywall is installed, it will be too late to verify the proper installation of those items. Many defects can be unnoticed until well after the home warranty has expired, leaving the home owner liable for all needed repairs.
Components Checked during the Framing Inspection:
- Roof Covering
- Exterior Sheathing
- Window Flashing
- Structural Framing
- Plmbing Rough-In
- Electrical Rough-In
- Fire Blocking
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 the 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 and is the most time consuming of the 3 phases. If you are interested in reviewing the components and materials that are covered in a full home inspection you may request that information on our Contact Us page.