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​Construction Phase Inspections

 The idea of inspecting each phase of construction is to catch problems or errors in a timely manner--- before the next phase of construction begins. This allows appropriate corrections to be made before the next phase of construction begins or covers the problem.

The first inspection would be before the foundation concrete is poured. The second is after framing is completed, plumbing has been "roughed" in and electric wiring has been run, but before the walls have been covered. The third is the final, where everything should be in the right place and work correctly.

Three Phase inspections are as follows:

Foundation
This inspection is performed after trenches or footers have been dug and all metal and pipe casings and/or liners have been put into place, but before pouring concrete.
• All known plan measurements of depth and width of footings are verified.
• All metal- rebar, beams, tension cables, etc.- are inspected for proper placement and  connections.
• All known pipe and sleeve measurements are verified for proper placement.

Pre-Drywall
This inspection is performed prior to drywall or other interior wall covering being installed.
• Inspect for defective, warped, missing and misplaced framing members
• Inspect for proper wood grades, placement, span measurement, notching,
     borings, and truss usage.
• Inspect anchor bolts, fire blocking and truss ties
• Inspect framing fasteners and connectors for proper schedules 
• Visually inspect the electrical wires and plumbing installed through the
     framing system including proper nail stop protection
• Visually check the HVAC rough-ins and duct conditions 
• Visually check Air Handler condensation drain and overflow drain lines 
• Check exterior walls, sheeting seal, wall penetrations, windows and sealants 
• Visually check exterior electrical and lighting fixtures


F inal Home Inspection
This inspection is conducted when all construction is complete. This is basically the same inspection I do on all houses . On new houses, it must be coordinated with the builder's schedule to be sure all systems are complete and ready for occupation. It should be completed before closing with enough time remaining to accomplish any necessary repairs.
 
It is the final inspection to verify that all Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems are installed and operating as intended including, but not limited to:
• Full home inspection meeting or exceeding all requirements of
InterNachi Standard of Practice
• Inspect the Structure including: Foundation, Grading and Drainage, Roof Covering,
     Roof Structure and Attic, Walls (interior and exterior), Ceilings and Floors, Doors,
     Windows, Fireplace/Chimney, Porches, Decks, Driveways, Carports
• Inspect Electrical Systems including: Service Entrance & Panels, Branch Circuits,
     Outlets, Switches, Fixtures, Disconnects, GFCI's 
• Inspect Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning Systems, Ducts 
• Inspect Water Supply System, Fixtures, Drains, Wastes Vents,
     and Water Heating Equipment. 
• Inspect  Appliances, and other Optional Systems.

The price for this inspection averages $125.00 per phases 1 & 2
and $250 for the final Inspection.  
​Please contact me for a quoted price.