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New Construction

Don't assume that the local building inspector will catch everything.  In our experience building inspectors are generally on-site for a few minutes and generally catch large and obvious defects.  In most new construction inspections we find many small defects and often a couple of substantial issues that may become large issues later when they are out of warranty by the builder

We recommend having inspections at at least 2 critical phases:

Pre-Drywall -  Systems That Are Inspected 

  • Roof - Roof Coverings, Skylights, Vents, Chimneys, Flashing, Gutters

  • Exterior - Windows, Wall Sheathing, House Wrap, 

  • Attic - Insulation, Framing, Leaks,  Attic Ventilation

  • Interior - Framing, Slabs, Penetrations for Wires and Pipes, Trusses 

  • Electrical - Panels, Ground Rods, Nail Plates

  • Plumbing - Tubs, Drain and Supply Plumbing

  • Mechanical - Duct Work, Gas Lines, Gas Line bond

  • Garage - Garage Slab, Header

  • Basement/Crawlspace - Framing, Piers, Foundation

Pre Closing - Systems That Are Inspected

  • Roof - Roof Covering, Skylights, Vents, Chimneys, Flashing, Gutters

  • Exterior - Fascia & Soffit Windows, Wall Cladding, Trim, Grading, Decks

  • Attic - Insulation, Framing, Leaks,  Attic Ventilation

  • Interior - Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Bathroom, Kitchen, Cabinets, Doors

  • Electrical - Panels, Receptacles, Fixtures, Grounding, Service Wire

  • Plumbing - Fixtures, Hose Bibs, Water Pressure, Water Heater, Drains

  • Mechanical - HVAC Units , Heat & Cooling Temperatures​, Duct Work, Gas Lines, Fire Places

  • Garage - Garage Door, Slab, Firewall, 

  • Basement/Crawlspace - Framing, Piers, Foundatiton

    This is a general overview of the systems that are inspected.  SC law requires inspectors to preform home inspections to the American Society of Home Inspectors standards.  Click the link below to download a PDF of those standards

    ASHI Standards of Practice

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