As of lately, the housing market has reached a low point in inventory, necessitating more homes to be built. While having your own house built does have benefits such as knowing that it will be constructed to your specifications, you still want to ensure that your home is built properly in terms of quality assurance every step of the way. To guarantee this, a progressive inspection could be exactly what you need.
How Does It Help?
You need to keep tabs on your home throughout the construction process to guarantee that not only is the finished product in compliance with building codes but that the entire process leading up to it was also handled correctly. A lot can go wrong during the construction of a home, and with progressive inspection, all steps of the building process are monitored to minimize problems down the road.
The progressive inspection is typically carried out over the course of three stages, although more may be added as needed. This is done to keep the project under close observation and catch any problems early on. The stages include:
- Before Foundation is Laid – Prior to the foundation being built, we will send out an inspector to take a look at the land and get an idea for the electrical grounding as well as plumbing systems and drainage. Moisture can be disastrous if enough seeps in, so the moisture barrier will also be inspected.
- When the Home’s Structure is Up – Once the home begins to take shape and the ‘skeleton’ of the house has been erected, the inspector will return for the second stage of the process. At this point, drywall has not been installed yet, so they can inspect the insides of the wall as well as fire blocking and insulation. It is crucial to observe as much as possible while the walls are exposed as they will not have access to them again.
- The Final Inspection – After the home is completely built, we will do a full-home inspection to ensure that everything is in order with the home before you move in. This process will be carried out a few days before move-in.
Only the Best for You
Depending on how long construction takes, the process of a progressive inspection can take a long time, but it is always worth it to catch any major problems early on before they become worse down the road when they would be costlier to correct. At EDC Professional Home Inspections, we are Certified Master Inspectors and can guarantee that you receive the best service possible when having your home inspected. Contact us today at 407-417-2999 to schedule your inspection today