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New Construction Building Inspector

Services - New Construction Inspections

NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS

An inspection of new construction is not the same as a typical home inspection primarily because of the added complexity of assuring that the home is code compliant. Inspection of code compliance is the MOST important part of inspecting new construction. Although very few inspectors have the background and licensing that is necessary to ensure a proper inspection, Tom Frey brings his Engineering and Licensed General Contractor experience to the New Construction Inspection.

The FBI Group 4 Phase New Construction Inspection - Start to Finish

Even a new home should be inspected by an unbiased professional. Many of the defects we discover as we inspect older homes date back to the original construction.  Some builders cut corners and even honest builders make mistakes.  A new construction inspection can help provide peace of mind knowing that your beautiful new home is well built.

At the FBI Group, we offer a full range of inspections on new construction projects. The typical sequence of a residential phased new construction inspection consists of 4 Phases:
*Phases can be arranged or eliminated depending on your needs.


PHASE I: Foundation Pre-Pour Inspection: This inspection is performed just prior to the placement of concrete. We inspect items such as Excavation, Shoring and Re-Shoring, Forms, Footings, etc.

Excavation
Shoring and Re-shoring
Forms
Footings
Moisture Barriers
Plumbing

PHASE II: Lintel Inspection: This phase is for block constructed homes.  The block, window layout and a pre-inspection of the lintel and block cells are inspected.  Re-Bar connections, proper size steel, and proper stationing of poured cells are checked.

Post-Tension Cabling

Rebar

Lintel and Block cells

PHASE III:  Pre-Drywall Inspection: This inspection is performed following the installation of framing, plumbing and electrical rough-in and just prior to the placement of insulation and drywall.
Foundation
Framing
Roofing
Sheathing
Flashing
Siding
Electrical Rough-In
Plumbing Rough-In

PHASE IV: Pre-Final Inspection: The Pre-Final Inspection is performed a week prior to your scheduled final walk-through with your builder..

The Pre-Final Inspection includes all of the items in our Standard Pre-Listing 21 Point Inspection plus a complete follow-up to address cosmetic defects on all Interior Finishes including cabinets, drywall floor coverings, plumbing fixtures, etc. PLUS all Exterior Finishes such as sod and landscape, and mechanical, plumbing, electrical condition, etc.


Interior Finishes
Exterior Finishes
Cabinetry
Trim Carpentry
Door and Window Installation
Adherence to Materials Manufacturers’ Installation Instructions
Foundations
Crawl Spaces
Basements
Lot Drainage
Retaining Walls
Roofs
Gutters and Downspouts
Exterior Walls
Interior Walls
Stairs and Railings
Ceilings
Floors
Water Penetration
Doors & Windows
Attics
Insulation (Visible)
Structures
Plumbing Systems
Electrical Systems
Fireplaces
Heating Equipment
Air Conditioners
Built-In Appliances
Gas Leak Tests
Decks
Porches and Steps
Patios
Sidewalks
Driveways
Sprinkler Systems
Security Systems
Outdoor Cooking Equipment (Built-In)
Swimming Pools/Spas
Elevators (Optional)
Detached Buildings (Optional)

Ideal Candidates for our
4 Phase New Construction Inspection services:

  • First-Time New Home or New Construction Buyer

  • Past Unpleasant Experience or distrust of the Builder

  • Out-of-Town Buyer who needs local representation

  • Busy Professional or Executive who doesn’t have time to monitor the project