Three Phase New Construction Inspection

When a new home is built, there tend to be lots of different people working to build and complete the different sections, systems, frameworks, and otherwise. Whenever you get that many people working to accomplish a common project, it is not uncommon for things to be left out or "modified" last minute because something didn't fit together EXACTLY as the blueprints said. Not to mention, with so many moving parts, it is easy to pass over an unfinished section for whatever reason, with the intent ot come back and finish it, only never to do so.

Hire SPS Inspections to Perform Your New Home Construction Phase Inspection

I can confidently say without a doubt that 99.9% of new home construction will have some kind of a problem, or something wrong with it, or a code that was forgotten about during the build, or some damage to a system that passed under the nose of the contractor etc. Whether these issue constitute a safety issue for the residents in the home is a different story, but even still, when you shell out the extra cash to buy new construction; you want that house to be as perfect and as "out-of-the-box" brand new as your perception of it. When you hire SPS Inspections to inspect your new home construction, we accomplish this in three phases throughout the build. This means that your new home construction will be inspected three times while it is being built; Once after the foundation has gone up, once more after the structure has been completed and the system rough-in's have been finished, and then finally a third inspection once the home is complete.

"The Right Inspector, Right Away!"

New residential home construction three phase inspections with sps inspections

new construction residential home interior view framed with wood studs photo

The second phase inspection occurs after the electrical rough-in is complete and the mechanical systems are in place

During this phase, the inspector will physically and visually inspect the foundation and verify compliance with the engineered drawings, the proper placement, support, sizing and spacing of graded rebar and that it is supported, as well as ensuring proper beam depth, width, and placement. Vapor/moisture barrier placement should be checked. If applicable, cable ends are to be anchored and the cable tendons properly placed and supported. If an engineer does not seal the drawings, then the foundation must comply with the local jurisdiction building code applicable to the property.
During this phase, the inspector will physically and visually verify compliance with applicable building standards or, if applicable, an engineered design. Specifically, it is important to ensure proper door and window egress placement, framing members should be properly attached, spaced, graded and aligned, and that joints are not stressed and are fastened with the proper materials. The load-bearing infrastructure should show no signs of distress. Materials should not be decayed or otherwise have their structural integrity compromised. All spliced materials shall comply with the applicable building standards.
During this third and final phase, the inspector will physically and visually verify compliance of the finished home with applicable state and national building standards.