Four Benefits To Getting Your New Home Inspected In Each Phase Of The Construction Process


Thomas Kelsey | HouseMaster | November, 2021 | Home Inspections


You have done your due diligence.  You found a trusted contractor to build your Colorado dream home.  The only problem is you are still up at night worried about all the things that could go wrong in the construction process.  Wouldn’t it be nice if you had an independent professional to periodically check on the progress of your new home construction while it was being built and to provide a final look prior to closing?

If you said “yes,” you will want to make sure to have a certified home inspector, like HouseMaster perform a New Construction Phase Inspection.  These three-part inspections are designed to ensure that the critical components of your new home are constructed the right way. 

A HouseMaster New Home Construction Phase Inspection includes a series of assessments, timing the major phases of work.  Communication with Inspector, contractor and client are critical to ensure each evaluation is performed at the appropriate time during construction.



                Final Walkthrough

Phase 1: Foundation Inspection

  1. Foundation: An inspection is performed after the exterior foundation walls are finished and the plumbing is “roughed-in.”
  2. Basement inspections are competed after the walls are poured. It is extremely important that this evaluation is done before the contractor backfills the area.
  3. The Crawlspace inspection is done after the foundation is poured but before the backfilling and the framing commences.

Phase 2 Pre-drywall Inspection

Prior to hanging the drywall, a visual inspection of the electrical, plumbing, heating, and framing is performed.

Phase 3 Walkthrough Inspection

Once the home is completed, the inspector performs a full roof to foundation Home Inspection.  Clients receive a written home inspection report with photos detailing defects the builder may need to adjust before closing.  About a week before closing, a walkthrough with the builder is completed to ensure all changes have been made.


The Four Major Benefits of a Phase Construction Inspection:


  1. Peace of Mind: Anyone who has requested a second opinion from a doctor understands the importance of not relying solely on a single source.  The project’s contractor has a lot at stake to do and likely several projects going at one time. 
  2. Many families appreciate the peace of mind of knowing that a certified, neutral inspector is there to evaluate critical stages of the project, identify safely concerns, point out defects and should be rectified before proceeding, and assure that workmanship meets the highest standards.
  3. No one wants to hear news of a costly repair that is needed. However, knowing about these repairs early on make fixing them a lot cheaper.  A new construction phase inspection can also help prevent unwanted surprises down the road that may surface once normal changes have occurred down the road.
  4. Documentation: No one buys a new product with visions of their day in court fighting to protect their investment.  By getting the building process documented, you may be able to avoid disputes.  Your home is no different. 

Get the home of your dreams without the worry that things are not being done right. 


Call HouseMaster today and request a quote for your new home phase construction inspection. 


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