If you have a newly built home, you may be asking, “Is an inspection on new construction something I need to worry about? If my home was just built, everything should be in good working order, right? Plus it’s just spending more money. Also, a code inspection is enough, isn’t it?” Every new construction home should be inspected. Read on to find out why.

Why you Should Order a Home Inspection on New Construction

Just because a home is new doesn’t mean all of the components were properly installed and the materials were of high quality. Construction workers are only human and they’re working on a deadline. If your home was built quickly by contractors rushing to meet deadlines, that could spell trouble in the future.

A Builder Can’t Oversee Every Last Detail

While you trust your contractor and believe he or she is doing a great job, the builder has hired subcontractors to complete many tasks around the home. There’s a lot going on during the building process, especially when there are so many people on the job.

Things can and do get overlooked, and some things could be major and impact your home and family in the future. There are a lot of little jobs on the big job of building a house.

What is Discovered During an Inspection on New Construction

Some problems inspectors find are plumbing issues and even appliances being installed incorrectly. Plumbing problems are most concerning because where there’s water, there’s an opportunity for mold growth. No homeowner wants to deal with water damage and mold remediation. Water can damage the structure of your home and mold can make your family members ill.

Windows and Doors

Problems could also occur when windows and doors are installed incorrectly. Gaps could let in water, causing mold to grow. Heat can escape in the winter and cool air could leak out in the summer, causing your utilities to skyrocket. Pests such as flies, mosquitoes, and ants could easily work their way in through even the smallest of openings.

Electrical Issues

Any problems with the electrical wiring are a danger to your home and its occupants. It’s critical to identify and address any electrical issues as soon as possible as they could lead to a house fire.

An Inspection on New Construction is Worth the Cost

Many homeowners question spending more after just shelling out a lot of money on building a new home. However, most experts will tell you that an inspection on new construction is a minimal expense that will save you money if problems are found.

Once it’s complete, share your inspection report with the builder and ask them to make repairs before you and your family move into the home. This saves you both money and time, and you’ll have peace of mind that your home is well-built and safe for your family.

Libra Inspections provides new construction inspections to customers in Central Illinois. Contact us to request our services.