What Is A New Home Phase Inspections?
Also known as new construction inspection or just phase inspection, they are important to be sure that your builders fulfills the contact you have entered into together. New home phase inspections or phase inspections take place over a period of time while the home is being built and usually involves three inspections.
- The first inspection should be conducted prior to your concrete being poured (Pre-pour Phase Inspection)
- The second inspection takes place prior to the interior walls and insulation being installed (Framing Phase Inspection)
- The final inspection takes place after the home is complete, usually around the time of your initial “Blue tape” walk-through (Final Phase Inspection).
New Home Phase Inspections include the following:
- Evaluate the physical condition: of the structure, construction and mechanical systems
- Identify items that should be repaired or replaced
- Recommend qualified professionals to inspect or repair
Buyers of new homes want to ensure their safety and investment are protected by inspecting the home in phases. While inspecting the home in different building phases the inspector can better determine if proper current standards and materials are used. A normal home inspection at the end of the house construction cannot cut holes in finished walls making it nearly impossible to inspect the home properly.
A Typical Final New House Phase Inspection Includes:
- Roof, vent, flashings, and trim
- Gutters and downspouts
- Skylight, chimney,and other roof penetrations
- Decks, step, porches, walkways, and railings
- Driveways, patios, and sidewalks
- Grading and drainage around home
- Basement, foundation, and crawlspaces
- Water penetration and foundation movement
- Insulation and heating systems and thermostats
- Cooling systems and HVR
- Windows and doors
- Main water shutoff valves
- Water heating systems
- Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
- Bathtub, showers, and toilets
- Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
- Electrical service line and meter box
- Main disconnect and service amperage
- Electrical panels, breakers, GFCI, and fuses
- Grounding, smoke detectors
- Insulation and ventilation
- Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
And much more.
*every property is unique so the above list varies for each inspection
Admirable Inspection Services will do certified new home phase inspections in surrounding areas as well, including St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Sherwood Park, Devon, Fort Saskatchewan, Ardrossan, Acheson, Leduc, Calmar, Beaumont, Bruderheim, Morinville, Nisku, Gibbons, Camrose, and Villeneuve and more. Extra mileage applies.
Surveys for air loss on residential buildings should also be conducted pre drywall with a blower door which is fast and safe. The building is most commonly depressurized by installing the Retrotec Blower door system into a doorway and using the variable drive fan to move air out of the building.
- $1995 for homes up to 2500 sqft
- Prices quoted for homes over 2500 sqft
- Mileage is included in Edmonton limits
My Promise to You
Choosing the right inspection service provider can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won’t meet me until your inspection appointment–after you’ve hired. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. One thing that’s certain is that a thorough inspection requires a lot of work. Ultimately, a quality inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s effort. I guarantee that I will give you my very best.
— Steven Letendre
Admirable Inspection Services