New homes should be built to the standard of modern building codes, but that isn’t always the case. It’s the job of the local building inspector to spot these issues before the house goes to market but that doesn’t always happen either. An independent home inspection can be thought of as an additional safeguard against poorly built homes since your inspector will ensure that the home is safe and worth the investment. Considering the cost of a new home compared to the cost of an inspection, inspecting your new home is certainly worthwhile.
Mold? In a brand new home? It’s not as uncommon as you’d think. During the construction process, moisture can seep into the walls and the roofing. When the construction process is finished this moisture is sealed in and allowed to sit until the home is finally sold, and that’s plenty of time for mold to form. Once you’ve purchased the home, the mold is now an issue that you’re ultimately responsible for.
Grading And Drainage Issues
It’s not easy to get grading and drainage right, but it’s important that you do. Improper grading and drainage can lead to severe issues with the very foundation of your home. Many modern homes are built with multiple sloping surfaces on the roof that direct water towards a single spot and if this spot isn’t properly graded away from the home, it can lead to issues with invasive moisture. This warning is doubly true if your home has a basement.
Improper Shingle Installation
Your roof is absolutely vital to the integrity of your home, and shingles play a big role in that. Unfortunately, it’s actually quite easy to mess things up when installing shingles. The nails must be driven in very precisely, otherwise, the installation is considered defective. Nails that are driven in too far or are driven in at an angle can compromise the integrity of your entire roof, and subsequently your home.
You can never be too certain when it comes to buying a home, even if the house is brand new and looks flawless. The only way of being sure that you’re getting a house — no matter the age — that’s safe for you and your family is with an independent home inspection. A home inspection performed by a independent, certified inspector will tell you everything you need to know about a house and give you the information you need to make a sound decision.
Please, contact us at Super Inspection Pros. today to learn more about our home inspection process or to schedule an inspection for your home. You can also find more information about our services on our website.