When building a new home, you have the unique opportunity to witness the construction process from start to finish. This allows you and your home inspector to review most of the components of the house during the building process, and many areas that will be inaccessible after the home is completed.
Phase inspections are usually conducted at three points during construction. In recent years, phase inspections have become a standard practice for the informed buyer.
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Your new home will likely be one of your largest financial investments. It makes sense to find out as much as possible about the home you are purchasing. Our professional home inspection is an unbiased report on the visible and accessible components of a house including the foundation, grading, drainage, roof, attic, insulation, framing in the attic, interior and exterior walls, windows, doors, ceilings, stairways, fireplaces, chimneys, porches, balconies, decks, carports, garages, garage door openers, heating and cooling systems, plumbing and fixtures, electrical and built in appliances. Following your inspection, you will receive an email that includes a PDF and HTML of the comprehensive inspection report, complete with full color photos, which includes information on any material defects observed on the date of the inspection. The small cost of a GNA Home Inspection can save you hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars in repair costs by informing you of potential maintenance and repair issues.
Most builders offer a one- or two-year warranty on a new home. We will come out during the 11th or 23rd month and perform a full home inspection before your builder's warranty expires. Our non-invasive inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the interior and exterior of the structure, including its major systems and components. (See the next Buyer's Pre-Purchase Inspection for a more complete list of items that we will inspect.) Following your inspection, you will receive an email that includes a PDF and HTML of the comprehensive inspection report, complete with full color photos, which includes information on any material defects observed on the date of the inspection.
Gina is CPO Certified.
Adding a pool inspection to our home inspections service is a great value. Pools can have significant repair issues that can be expensive to fix; let us identify those for you. Our pool and spa inspections are very detailed, but not exhaustive.
A pool inspection is an optional service. If a pool inspection is included with a house inspection, please allow additional time for the inspection due to the additional time required to inspect and document the pool. Just like a home inspection, pool inspections are visual in nature and do not include dismantling any component.
We evaluate the following components of a pool:
surface condition, coping edge, tile band, pool light functionality, pumps, valves and visible plumbing, pool furnace, visible electrical components, GFCI protection, fill valves, fencing/door alarms, skimmers, safety drain covers, operation and condition of pool/spa, and limited operation of control systems.
If you would like a pool inspection, please be sure to advise us when scheduling the appointment. There is an additional fee for the pool inspection.
The 1st inspection is before concrete is poured for the foundation. We will check form boards, plumbing, rebar, cable tendons, tie downs, vapor barrier, etc.
This inspection will check for proper framing construction, fire blocking, flashing, anchor bolts, wiring protection, exterior vapor barrier, joist hangars, proper nailing, let-ins, door headers, studs, sill plates, sealing, notching, installed mechanical, roof, and roof structure and foundation. This inspection is very important because the majority the structural framing members and roughed-in mechanical and electrical will be covered once the drywall is installed.
The home should be at the finished stage, which means appliances, cabinets and flooring are installed.We will perform the same detailed inspection that is listed previously for a buyer's pre-purchase inspection. We believe that most builders want to build a quality home, although often times they are under such a tight time frame and are responsible for 10 to 20+ houses at one time, that issues may be overlooked unintentionally. The superintendent usually cannot devote the attention we devote to locate construction errors. Your final walk through with your builder will focus mostly on cosmetic issues, while your inspectors will focus on the details of the structural, mechanical and the proper operation of the systems in the house. Our inspectors also use a thermal image camera during the inspection.
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