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New Home Inspections

Foundation Inspections
Pre Drywall Inspections
Pre Closing Walkthrough Inspections
11 Month Inspections

Most people would agree that building a new home is a very rewarding and exciting process. It all starts with walking through an assortment of model homes that builders have designed, decorated, and polished to perfection. While you are focusing on the details that will define your new home, who is looking out for your interests behind the scenes? Who is checking the foundation, lot grading, framing, quality of building materials, electrical work, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and the overall construction process? Are you prepared to evaluate the structural and operational components of your home? You may be asking yourself, do I need an inspection for my new home?

Major Home Inspections, Inc. provides several services for new construction projects. We use digital photography on all new constructions inspections and present information in a narrative format.


Foundation Inspections

The foundation is one of the most important elements of your home. Proper installation of the footings, foundation walls, steel posts, masonry blocks, and slab floors are essential in producing a sound structure. Other elements like grading, waterproofing, and drainage are key in keeping your home dry. Buyers can easily overlook mistakes during this phase of construction. If overlooked these costly mistakes may not surface for years.

Pre Drywall Inspections

This phase allows the inspector to review internal components of the home prior to drywall. The inspector will focus on the structure, roof, windows, external doors, electrical, cabling, plumbing, heating and air conditioning vents, combustible venting, chimney construction, and siding / brickwork if complete. This is your opportunity to pick up on missing bonus rooms, misplaced bathrooms, and omitted skylights. Correcting these problems after the drywall is up is very costly and it may become the buyer’s responsibility. Many builders require a signoff at this point, so be careful of what you sign.

Pre Closing Walkthrough Inspections

This final phase allows the inspector to review the working components of the home. The inspector will focus on external features including sidewalk, driveway, patios, decks, faucets, electrical outlets, siding, brickwork, eaves, trim, fascia, and soffits. The inspector will also review interior features including drywall, paint, fixtures, electrical outlets, windows, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, appliances, heating, air conditioning, doors, hardware, sinks, showers and tubs, toilets, plumbing, water heaters, insulation, flooring, hazard detectors, garage doors and openers. This phase provides sound operational knowledge to the buyer, and allows the builder to fix any last minute issues that may surface.


11 Month Inspections

Many builders provide home buyers with a comprehensive home warranty package. The builder is willing to correct many defects found in your home during the first year of occupancy. Finding and documenting these defects can be challenging to the untrained eye. MHI takes the worries out of the process. Our 11 month inspections include a through examination of your home to find common defects. We provide you a detailed report compiling a list of issues you can present to the builder. Time is critical in this process, so don’t let your warranty lapse.