A pre-drywall inspection is exactly what it sounds like. This process is a meticulous inspection of the home in its framed stage. This includes the framing, electrical, plumbing, ducting, and other potential systems in the home before they are concealed by drywall.
Building New Homes
One of the advantages of building a new home is the ability to be involved in the quality control throughout the many phases of construction. This process is a meticulous inspection of the home in its framed stage. This includes framing, electrical, and plumbing, ducting, and other potential systems in the home. It is easy to assume that a new house is going to be perfect, but new construction defects are more common than you might think. Builders subcontract work that often occurs without direct oversight while the work is happening.
Things don’t always go as planned during the framing stage of the structure. Mistakes can occur and adjustments are sometimes made on site that deviate from the original plans. This can occur from imperfections of measurements/installation, changes in layout designs, or the substitution of incorrect materials due to the lack of appropriate materials on-site. Although it is the job of the builder to find these mistakes, the builders “big picture” view of the property can allow these defects to potentially fall through the cracks. We believe the more eyes present on the quality control side, the better for everyone!
What we may find:
A wide range of issues can occur during a pre-drywall inspection. Some issues can be minor, such as nailer plates that are not installed over water lines and electrical wires. Other issues can be major, such as damaged or poorly installed truss and framing components. Each of these defects can potentially have a costly outcome at some point in the homes life. The pre-drywall inspection includes a PDF report that can be shared with the builder and subcontractors to address concerns before drywall is installed and the issues are covered up.
Small but Essential
This inspection will include everything on the interior and exterior of the home that will not be visible during the final home inspection. Although a pre-drywall is not an all encompassing inspection of the structure, it is an essential puzzle piece that provides a complete view and scope of the home through all of its construction phases.
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