You might think, however, a newly built home will not require inspection. That could not be further from the truth. Every home should be inspected by a reputable third-party expert. Builders should be willing to put their construction to the test and expect it to hold up to scrutiny. In this article, we are discussing third-party inspections and why you should insist on your new home passing with flying colors.
When Did Home Inspection Become Part of the Closing Process?
Inspections were not a required part of the closing process for many years. However, by the 1970s, the need for home inspections became more apparent throughout the country. It became vital for buyers to know what they were getting into during the closing process.
Although it may seem like an inconvenience today, the home inspection was something people had grown to demand.
What Are Home Inspectors Looking For?
What exactly are inspectors inspecting? That is an important question as you walk through the closing process. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, a home inspection checklist includes:
- The condition, age, and operation of the central heating and air conditioning system.
- The interior plumbing’s age, condition, and whether the home was installed properly.
- The condition and age of the roof, signs of visible holes or deterioration, etc.
- The condition of the attic, the existence of insulation, and signs of water damage.
- The condition, integrity, and age of the walls.
- The condition of all flooring and subflooring.
- The condition of ceilings and signs of leakage and water damage.
- The windows and doors for signs of holes and deterioration.
- The condition of the basement and foundation signs of cracks and deterioration, correct and proper building techniques.
- The structural components of the home.
Home inspections should reveal any potential issues a buyer may face.
For new construction:
For new construction, much of the checklist is irrelevant as the roof, HVAC system, and other components will be brand new. However, at minimum, a county inspection will be required. For a new build, an instructor will be searching for signs of improperly installed roofing, plumbing, etc. They will also be investigating the house for signs of structural issues.
Some builders will choose to add an additional third-party inspection. Realstar Homes invests significant resources for 2M Quality Assurance Inspections.
Why Realstar Homes Trusts 2M Quality Assurance Inspections
A 2M Quality inspection is a thorough look at all of the finish details of your new home by a professional third party. While a county building inspection is looking at construction passing minimum building code, a 2M Quality inspection is making sure your home’s workmanship is top-notch. The company was founded by experienced, seasoned home builders. Their inspection helps us ensure:
- Any potential issues are found and fixed BEFORE you move in
- Fewer maintenance and service calls for your new home
- Your home will be 100% ready for you when you settle in it
- Our attention to detail will make your new house a home
Realstar Homes’ builders have a combined 75-years of experience building new houses in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and surrounding areas. We have the expertise to ensure each build is excellent. However, we believe it is vital to take every step possible to ensure you have the house you need. The 2M Quality Assurance inspection proves that when purchasing your new house, you can count on it to be the home of your dreams. Contact our team for more information about how you can have your very own Realstar home.
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