Buying a new construction home is exciting; you get to be the very first person to enjoy all the awesome new features, appliances, and design elements, and you don’t have to worry about the previous owner leaving behind any unpleasant surprises. However, it’s important not to assume that everything will be perfect with your newly built home. Even brand-new homes can have problems, which is why getting a new construction inspection is so important.
In this blog, we’ll review a few red flags that could indicate a serious problem with your new house.
- Cracked Foundation or Walls: While it’s totally normal for a house to “settle” and develop minor cracks, large ones are an entirely different matter. Significant cracks can indicate there is a problem with the foundation or other construction problems that need immediate attention.
- Uneven Flooring: Your initial walk-through should be smooth and level. If you notice that the floor or stairs seem warped, bowed, or uneven, schedule a new construction inspection right away.
- Water Stains or Mold: Water shouldn’t be making its way into your home no matter how old it is, so if you notice water stains or other signs of high moisture levels in your home, don’t hesitate to contact the pros.
- Incomplete or Poorly Done Finish Work: Things like messy trim and painting, crooked handles and knobs, poorly hung doors, and other sloppy work might seem innocuous, but they’re likely not the only thing that was rushed. Poor finishing work indicates that the entire construction process was poorly done, and getting a new construction inspection can help you identify other signs of shoddy workmanship.
- Lack of Documentation: If your builder is hesitant to give you clear, thorough documentation, warranties, or other requested paperwork on your home, that’s a good sign that they have something to hide, and you should schedule an inspection as soon as possible.
If you need a new construction inspection, contact us at A Better Inspection, LLC. We’re thorough, accurate, and dedicated to helping ensure you have a safe and secure home.