Builder’s Warranty Inspection

  • Be prepared for dealing with the builder
  • Schedule between 10th and 11th month after closing
  • Unbiased evaluation and inspection report
  • Documents developing and original defects
  • Perfect add-on to your one year builder letter

Commonly Found New Home Defects

  • Structural Problems
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Roof Leaks
  • Safety Hazards
  • HVAC Problems
  • Plumbing Problems
  • Complete Home Inspection following InterNACHI Standards of Practice
  • Inspection by Certified Profession Inspector (CPI)
  • Easy to read report with high definition photos
  • Color-coded highlights for defects and safety items

Plus

  • 5-Year Platinum Roof Warranty
  • 90-Day Home Warranty
  • Moldsafe Warranty
  • Lifetime Appliance Recall Check
  • 100-Day Home Inspection Guarantee
  • Utility Concierge
  • $10,000 Honor Guarantee

We examine the following areas:

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Structural – foundations, roof, attics, walls, stairways, fireplaces, porches, basements, decks, posts, columns

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Exterior – grading, drainage, roof, gutters, downspouts, siding, driveways, walks, patios, windows, crawl space, stairs, entrance doors, garages

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Interior – windows, walls, ceilings, doors, cabinets, drawers, trim, stairs, built-in appliances, basement, fireplaces

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Electrical – main panels, subpanels, main disconnect, wiring, switches, ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), arc fault interrupters (AFCIs), fixtures, fans, lights, service entry, service wire clearances

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Plumbing – water pressure, pipes, connectors, toilets, sinks, drains, showers, bathtubs, hose bibs, water heater, exhaust pipes, gas meter, gas lines

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Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) – HVAC equipment, thermostats, condensate drains, condensate pumps, exhausts, ventilation, condensers, ducts

Why order a Builder’s Warranty Inspection

Do you believe there could be nothing defective about a new home? The truth is that defects are very likely in a new home.  A home is built by multiple subcontractors juggling multiple jobs under the stress of tight deadlines.  There are so many different counterparts involved with each home that municipal construction inspectors, many of whom are overworked and underpaid by their own accounts, make some mistakes. Many homeowners are surprised by what needs to be corrected.

A Builder Warranty normally includes provisions for item repairs by your contractor.  The burden of documenting and reporting those shortcomings to the builder is on the homeowners shoulders. The builder warranty Inspection should be completed prior to the one year anniversary of the date you closed on your new brand new home, while the general contractor is still responsible for most defects. While many items are now concealed, it’s not too late for defects to be caught by a trained set of eyes.

If the inadequacy is obvious, such as a loose cabinet door or handrail, you may have already informed the builder and had it corrected. However, sometimes the problem may be less obvious. We uncover hidden problems such as support structure in the crawlspace, a vent in the attic space, an unsealed boot on the roof, fire hazards in a breaker box, and other critical construction component defects that were originally missed or have emerged since you moved in.

Assisting in preventing risk and potential future costly repairs is the goal of the Builder’s Warranty Inspection. Our inspection includes all major systems and functional testing of the mechanical systems and various other components. This “last chance” inspection is essential in providing you with the peace of mind you deserve.

Remember to order your inspection before time expires. We recommend scheduling at least 3 weeks in advance of the termination of your builder’s warranty

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