During every new home construction, there are three phase inspections performed: a foundation inspection before the concrete slab is poured, a framing inspection before the drywall is installed, and a final finish inspection, otherwise known as a “blue tape” inspection.
Phase I: Pre-Pour Foundation Inspection. this is your opportunity to have the foundation inspected; once concrete is poured, these components are no longer visible. We check for problems like insufficient grading and drainage that can lead to standing water, undersized reinforcing bar, and proper support and spanning of post-tensioned cable. If any of these components are improperly installed, it can greatly affect the integrity of the foundation.
Phase II: Framing Inspection. Your next phase inspection is performed once the house’s framing is complete, but before the drywall is installed. Because insulation and sheetrock cover things like window flashing, electrical wiring, plumbing, and framing components, it’s crucial to inspect these items prior to drywall installation.
Phase III: Final Inspection. The final phase inspection is usually performed a few days before your scheduled walk-through with your builder. This inspection covers the home’s systems (all should be functioning at this point) as well as structural components.
Builder’s Warranty Inspections
Most newly built homes come with a warranty from your builder that lasts for one year. Before yours expires, NPI Coastal Carolinas can perform a thorough inspection and provide you with a detailed report. You can use this information to let your builder know about any defects that need to be repaired while they’re still under warranty. For more information on Builder’s Warranty inspections from NPI, click here.