Description of Inspection Services.
Pre Listing Inspection
Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer’s shock at the “functional condition” of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner’s knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can’t make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.
Home Buying Inspection
All home inspections will follow the Florida Standards of Practice, our inspectors will go beyond the standards with an attention to detail inspecting, testing and operating all exterior, interior areas of house including the major systems and components to verify proper operation or installation The inspector will make notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. A written report with pictures will be forwarded to you.
New Construction Phase Inspections
It is very important to get approximate dates from the builder when they project the property will be ready for each phase inspection. As soon as the builder provides date, call our office to setup inspection, this will help to ensure the entire process moves along in timely fashion.
PHASE 1– FOUNDATION
The foundation inspection is the hardest to schedule. Weather is key factor which can allow builders to get ahead or fall behind in their schedule, other issues such as equipment failure, supply problems can also delay progress. We recommend that the client consistently check to advise the progress.
Slab – We need to come out after the plumbing rough-in are installed but before the concrete slab is poured. Slab Inspection verifies the vapor barrier being in place, soil (termite) treatment being completed, verification that soil has been compacted properly, verify grade beams in place and reinforcing wire mesh installed. Additionally at this time all the underground plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and gas must be in place.
PHASE II – PRE-DRYWALL
This phase involves coming out to verify the electrical, plumbing, heat, and framing has been completed. We usually come out 1 to 3 days before they begin hanging the drywall.
PHASE III – FINAL HOME INSPECTION
This phase is scheduled after the building process is completed. There is usually a client walk-thru with the builder about one week before they close on the home. We need to come out 1 to 3 days prior this walk-thru. This is the time we can create a punch list of items which have not been completed as part of building process or appliances not installed. Sometimes the builder experiences unforeseen issues beyond their control that will not be completed prior to closing. These issues are written down, agreed too and accepted prior to closing. Over and above these issues the client still has time to address any possible issues with the builder before their closing. Additional services may be ordered at this time (i.e. radon testing).
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