You are in the process of building your dream home. The builder was highly recommended and you’re looking forward to moving into a perfect house. Because everything is brand new, you may think that a home inspection is a waste of time and money. You can save money and reduce stress by hiring a professional to perform an inspection on new construction.

New Construction Doesn’t Mean Perfect Construction

The construction process involves a variety of workers and crews. Each part of the build will be subcontracted; meaning the foundation, framing, plumbing, electrical, and roofing are installed by different teams. It’s difficult, if not impossible, for the builder to keep an eye on every step of the process. Human error is a possibility and defective materials may be unintentionally used. A home inspector will look for proper installation, quality materials, and solid workmanship.

An Inspection on New Construction Finds Issues to be Repaired Before Move-In

With a newly built home, it is reasonable to expect that the home is in great condition. All materials and appliances are brand new and never used by previous occupants. However, a few common problems in new builds include improper grading and drainage, inadequate insulation, wiring that isn’t grounded, and handrails that aren’t secured. If any repairs or replacements are necessary, you can have the builder correct the problems before your move-in day.

Protect Your Investment With an Inspection on New Construction

When you decide to sell the home, your buyer will order a home inspection. Any problems, defects, or safety concerns from the original build will be discovered, and you’ll have to pay for repairs. Being stuck in negotiations when you had hoped for a quick and easy transaction is frustrating and costly.

Order a home inspection on new construction to have peace of mind that your new house is a great investment.

Veterans First Home Inspections offers inspection services, including inspections of newly built homes. If you’re buying a home in the Washington, DC area, contact us to request an appointment.