Tampa New Construction Inspection
Many people think that because they are buying a new home in the Tampa Bay area, they don't need a new construction inspection. This is a major mistake. While many people purchase a new home and live happily ever after, many more suffer from problems that could have been prevented by hiring their own Tampa new home construction inspector. This ST. Pete Times story details the new construction home buying experience: Nightmares Many of our customers wish they had hired a new construction inspector after discovering major problems with their new Tampa Bay area home.
Building a new home is a tremendously complex endeavor. It involves many people, usually split up into sub-contractor groups, each working on different parts and systems of the house. Many of today's construction workers have little training. They work with little supervision. Even for the best builders, its nearly impossible to complete this process without missing something. Maybe its a plumbing fixture that didnt get tested for leaks, maybe its an electrical box that isnt working, or any one of dozens of minor problems that can easily be overlooked in such a major undertaking. We will find such problems while it is still early enough for you to bring them up with the builder and have them corrected before you sign-off and start moving in. In some cases, we discover major problems with new home. Problems you just wouldn't believe!
Many people think that the local municipal inspector will protect their interests, but these fellows are terribly overworked and underpaid. I've talked to several municipal inspectors who have to perform 25-30 inspection a day, every day of the week! If you do the math, you will realize that they can't spend a lot of time on any one job. And I've personally seen a county inspector get out of his car, sign the permit OK on the way into the house, walk by a code violation, take a quick glance around and get back in the car. Unfortunately, it's often standard operating procedure. Just ask the tens of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed during Hurricane Andrew. Every single one of those homes didn't meet building code requirements. Every single home was inspected by a municipal inspector.
Buying a new house is likely one of, if not the largest purchase decision youll ever make. The whole process is fraught with emotion and stress. A professional home inspection will substantially reduce the risk for your large investment in a new home. It just makes sense to learn as much as you can about the quality of your new home, before signing off on everything.
For the relatively small cost, a professional inspection of your new dream home can pay big dividends in peace of mind and getting problems identified and corrected before they can become an unpleasant surprise.
We offer a range of services during the construction process. We often do a series of inspections starting from the foundation up, or sometimes beginning at the framing stage, just prior to the installation of drywall. Call or e-mail for more information.
Click here for a sample report from an inspection at the framing stage: Sample Framing.PDF