New Construction Inspection
The Chattanooga area continues to experience record growth in new home construction. If you are purchasing a brand new home, here are some of the reasons you should have the home inspected.
The building process is complex.
There are a large number of uncertainties when building a home. Was there adequate supervision and quality control? Was there enough money in the budget to buy proper materials or hire the best contractors? Did one subcontractor's work unintentionally compromise another's? For these and other reasons, mistakes happen.
Municipal inspections are less reliable.
The volume of work given to municipal building departments does not allow for adequate time at the building site. A private inspection firm has the liberty to thoroughly inspect each aspect of the home. Many times municipal inspectors spend less than an hour on the job site during the entire building process, usually 10 minutes at a time. FULL DISCLOSURE HOME INSPECTION averages 2.5 to 3.5 hours.
Defects can be seen before they're concealed.
If you hire us before the drywall is installed, we are able to view systems concealed by walls and ceilings, including plumbing, electrical, and structural components.
Builders often fix what we find.
If defects are found early enough, there's a higher likelihood that the builder will correct them.
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