New Construction May Not Be Perfect: Why You NEED a Home Inspection

When purchasing a home that has just been built, many people think it is not necessary to hire an independent home inspection company to inspect the property.  After all – it is new construction and has already been looked at by the building inspector…what could possibly be wrong with the house?  A LOT!  Here’s why you should never skip the home inspection on your new house.

Local Building Codes May Not Provide Enough Protection

Building codes are important to help ensure that a safe house is built, but they are in essence minimum standards that the builder must comply with, and may not account for a home’s specific location or building materials.  While builders do their best to satisfy all of the code requirements, they can fall short – and building inspectors do not always catch code violations.  This is not to say that building inspectors don’t do their jobs well, but they are often overworked and may not have the time to thoroughly inspect every system in every house they are responsible for.  This is why an extra pair of eyes can be extremely important in ensuring the safety and proper installation of a new home’s components.

Problems Often Found With New Construction Homes

New homes are not usually free of errors, even after passing a building inspection.  Some common issues of a new construction home can include:

  • Plumbing issues, improper piping, leaks, etc.
  • Electrical problems such as faulty wiring or missing switch plates
  • Window leaks
  • Structural issues such as foundation cracks or improper grading
  • Incomplete projects such as insufficient insulation or missing hardware or fixtures

Why Call Lakes Area Home Inspections For Your New Construction Home

Lakes Area Home Inspections will give you peace of mind that your newly built home is complete, safe and that you won’t be looking at any major repairs in the near future.  We pay attention to the details of all of the major and minor components in the home such as the roof, siding and grading, plus heating, plumbing and electrical systems and the structure of the basement and attic. 

There are so many details that can get overlooked in the building inspector’s visits.  The best way to protect your new investment is to have an independent inspection by a thorough, experienced company like Lakes Area Home Inspections.  Call today at 262-818-0911 in Southern Wisconsin or 224-338-8885 in Northern Illinois to schedule your appointment or for more information.

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