Skilled Phase Inspection on New Construction Houses
Have you ever experienced being taught a complex math problem, but still you didn’t get it? So, you just nod your head and say, “aahh,” like you just got a Eureka moment. What you were doing instead is to avoid offending your friend, or to sound smarter. Now, that’s an apt analogy in phase inspection of newly constructed houses.
The contractor will try to explain to you the importance of each component in the overall structure, and you just nod your head to signify you understood. For the most part, the contractor will recognize that you did not actually grasp the concept. But it’s just too hard to explain everything, you know? Besides, he’s a busy man and has other things to do.
What Happens in Phase Inspection?
As the term suggests: you will get an opportunity to inspect the progress of your home three times. Although the timeline varies, below is the typical phase inspection schedule:
- The pre-pour inspection, which typically occurs before the concrete is poured
- The framing checkup, which happens before the insulation and the interior walls or divisions are constructed
- The final inspection, which occurs when the home is fully completed, as well as all the furnishings and fixtures are affixed. At this point, you will be given the blue tape, which you will use to mark the things you think needs repair or replacement.
Why Hire Third-Party Inspectors to Work on the Phase Inspection?
Getting our services to conduct the phase inspection for you will result in two things: first is you unburden yourself of the responsibility to conduct the checks yourself; and second, is you take in a professional that can give an objective assessment of your home.
Remember that math problem earlier? No need to do the calculations in your head, and hope you’re correct. Yeah, we give you the answer right off the bat. In fact, we’ll give you a detailed report of our findings afterwards so that when you do move in, you can have what thousands of homeowners around the country have been denied—peace of mind.
What Am I Looking At?
That will be the question that will nag at you during these phase inspections. Let us illustrate an example:
During the pre-pour state, for instance, you will see metal bars and wires laying before you. The contractor will explain to you what they mean of course, but you have no way of knowing that they are laid out correctly. Does that wire really go there? How about that deformed bar over there?
You know what’s crazy? After the concrete is poured, along goes your opportunity to evaluate if something is missing.
Phase inspections are best left to professionals. The safety of your family depends not just on the capability of the builder, but also the adherence to established protocols and mechanisms in construction industry.
Don’t gamble with your investment and safety of your family. Call us now and we can send over a team to your location immediately. If the builder will not allow third-party inspection, that’s usually a red flag right there.