New Construction Phase Inspections
Residential and Commercial Construction Phase Inspections
The process of inspecting new homes during the various stages or phases of construction is often reffered to a 3-phase inspection, but in reality it is more complex than that. Reynolds Professional Real Estate Inspection Group can help tailor an inspection plan for you to ensure your new construction project is code compliant and structurally sound.
During new build phase inspections, we make it our duty to find oversights and quality control issues during the building of your project. As with many problems, there are usually solutions. These solutions are usually much simpler during early stages of construction.
Foundation/Pre Pour Inspections
Performed before the concrete is poured this is the last chance to inspect the foundation depths, plumbing penetrations, foundation reinforcements, proper vapor barrier, and foundation framework.
Frame Out/Pre Wall Coverings Inspections
Performed before wall coverings can turn trouble into hidden trouble. This phase of the inspection focuses on structural, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. This is a vital phase in the construction of your home. Mechanical contractors are know to alter or even remove major structural systems during the construction of homes. After the wall coverings go on these problems become concealed and will rarely be detected in the final inspection. This potentially leaves you with a major problem that may not show up for years to come, but could have been easily fixed during construction. Also, problems found in this phase generally fall on the builder to pay to correct, not you.
Final/Pre Closing Inspection
The last step in new build phase inspections is a fully TREC compliant inspection of your home. This should be done after all trades have finished their work inside your home and all appliances are installed. At this point we know your home and can provide you with a detailed final inspection report. With this final phase inspection you will have confidence in your investment before you go to the closing table and sign the bottom line.
Status Complete Inspections
A status complete inspection is a type of inspection that is conducted at the end of a construction project, before the final payment is released. It is also known as a final inspection or a certificate of completion inspection. During this inspection, an inspector will thoroughly review the entire project to ensure that it meets all the specifications outlined in the contract, and that all building codes and regulations have been met. The inspector will examine all aspects of the project, including structural integrity, electrical and plumbing systems, finishes, and any other features that are included in the contract. If the inspector finds that the work meets all requirements, a certificate of completion will be issued and the final payment will be released to the contractor. If any issues are found, they will need to be addressed before the inspection can be passed and the final payment can be released.
Bank Draw Inspection
A bank draw inspection is a process that occurs during the construction of a building or other structure that involves the release of funds from a construction loan by a bank or other lender. This process typically takes place at specific milestones or stages of the construction project, and involves an inspection of the work that has been completed to ensure that it meets the specifications outlined in the loan agreement. During the inspection, the lender will typically review the progress of the work, assess the quality of the materials and labor used, and check for compliance with any building codes or regulations. If the work passes the inspection, the lender will release the funds that have been requested by the borrower. If it fails, the lender may require that certain issues be addressed before releasing the funds.