NEW HOME Issues
While many home inspection issues can be found in both new and older homes, there are some specific issues that are more likely to be found in new homes. Here are some examples:
- Construction defects: New homes may have construction defects, such as improper framing or substandard building materials, that were not caught during the building process.
- Building Standards Issues: Building standards are constantly changing, and it’s possible for new homes to have issues that were not caught during the construction process. They may not be immediately apparent to a homebuyer, but can be discovered during a home inspection.
- Incomplete work: In some cases, new homes may have incomplete work that was not finished before the buyer took possession of the property. This can include unfinished landscaping or missing appliances.
- Installation issues: New homes may have issues with the installation of HVAC systems, electrical wiring, plumbing, or other components that were not installed properly.
- Material defects: Some new homes may have issues with building materials, such as roofing or siding, that were defective or not installed properly.
- Drainage issues: New homes may have issues with drainage, such as improper grading or inadequate drainage systems, that can lead to water damage and other problems.
- No one ever thinks there is an issue with Radon…because the house is ‘new’ or “oh, I see a pipe in the basement that says RADON on it, so we’re good”. So far from the truth. Radon gas comes up from the ground. You have a freshly dug basement or building site and have disturbed the ground. You need to check the levels in your new home. The builders are responsible to mitigate high radon readings at no cost to you.
It’s important to have a home inspection performed on any home, whether it’s new or old, to identify any issues that need to be addressed. A Certified Master can help with this. They can help identify any potential issues and provide recommendations for repairs or maintenance and create a ‘punch list’ for your builder.
1-year Warranty Almost Up? Get your 11th Month Inspection Now
An 11th month warranty inspection is a type of home inspection that is conducted near the end of the first year of homeownership. This inspection is designed to identify any issues or defects in the home that may be covered by the builder’s warranty.
Here are some reasons why getting an 11th month warranty inspection can be beneficial:
Identify issues before the warranty expires: The builder’s warranty typically covers defects and issues that arise within the first year of homeownership. By getting an 11th month warranty inspection, you can identify any issues that need to be addressed before the warranty expires, ensuring that you can take advantage of the coverage provided by the warranty.
Ensure your home is safe and functional: A warranty inspection can help identify any safety hazards or issues that could impact the functionality of your home. This can include issues with the plumbing, electrical system, or structural components of the home.
Peace of mind: Knowing that your home is in good condition and that any issues are covered by the warranty can provide peace of mind for new homeowners.
Negotiating power: If the inspection reveals issues that need to be addressed, you can use this information to negotiate with the builder to make necessary repairs or upgrades.
Overall, an 11th month warranty inspection can help ensure that your home is safe, functional, and covered by the builder’s warranty. It’s recommended that homeowners schedule this type of inspection to take advantage of the coverage provided by the warranty and to identify any issues before the warranty expires.