This is often a forgotten inspection because people don’t feel it’s as necessary as the pre-closing inspection or the 1 year warranty inspection. However, some of the most critical components of your home are hidden behind the walls.
Our Pre-Drywall Inspection evaluates the condition of your new home’s major systems – plumbing, HVAC, electrical, structural – prior to concealment.
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We conduct Pre-Drywall Inspections just prior to sheetrock installation. Typical issues include cracked and/or warped framing, damaged/crimped ductwork, improper notching of floor joists, and inadequate fire stop material between floors. These types of issues must be identified prior to installation of drywall; after drywall is added, the issues would be difficult to identity and very expensive to repair.
Our New Home Pre-Drywall Inspection is the first of our new construction inspections, which occur at predetermined times in the construction process; other phase inspections include our Pre-Sale or Walkthrough Inspection and our one year builders warranty.
Our New Home Pre-Drywall Inspection includes inspection of the mechanical and electrical rough-ins, including HVAC equipment, structure/framing, and electrical wiring. Our report includes high-resolution digital photos which are useful for reference long after framing has been obscured.
If we identify issues, we provide specific recommendations and next steps.
This inspection is beneficial because it will identify all the issues that could crop up after the drywall is installed including the electrical and plumbing. Its value lies in the ability to rectify those concerns without having to tear up the drywall later.
Timing is tricky as every component behind the drywall should be complete. However, we do not want to hold up the builder scheduling the drywall installation. After you have scheduled your inspection, we should stay in touch while you communicate with the builder regarding timing.