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Residential - New Home Walk-Through Inspection

Why should you have a Walk-Through Inspection completed on a newly constructed home?

The fact is, there are numerous construction defects that may be overlooked during the construction process; and in some cases, these defects may go unnoticed until long after the builder's warranty has expired. Why not discover these defects now when they can be repaired by the builder at no cost to you.

The typical residential construction project will be completed by as many as 20 different subcontractors--most of whom are not employees of the builder. The builder typically has a construction supervisor who oversees these subcontractors; but the challenge is to identify every change, modification or mistake that one of these trades people might make. Having another set of independent eyes--with your interest in mind--inspect the property and identify any defects will give you peace-of-mind. Feel confident that everything has been done that could be done to ensure that all property defects were uncovered prior to closing.

It is important to note that not just any home inspector is qualified to do New Home Walk-Through Inspections. The typical home inspector does NOT conduct a code-compliant inspection and is NOT trained in new residential construction techniques. You will want an inspector that is also certified for new construction inspections.

AccuPro is not only State Certified in Home Inspection but also certified by the International Code Council (ICC) in Residential Building and Electrical Inspections!

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What are the most important things you should keep in mind when scheduling a New Home Walk-Through Inspection?

Use an inspector who is also an ICC Certified Residential Building Inspector (New Construction)
Make sure the inspector has the proper tool to verify the presence and proper orientation of Low-E dual-pane windows
Be flexible with your schedule as the builder's walk-through dates often change at the last minute

What is the process on the day of the inspection?

The inspector will complete a State Certified Home Inspection per the Arizona Standards of Professional Practice and will also cover issues associated with new residential construction. The inspection will typically be completed in 4 hours.

Throughout the inspection, the inspector will record his observations so that he will be sure to capture all of the information on the spot. We use a full narrative report format, rather than a simple check-box style, to provide you with a complete and thorough description of the property, the structure and our inspection findings (see What We Do). In addition, we take digital photos and annotate them to further identify component and system locations and to define property defects or concerns.

When the inspection is completed, the inspector will enter the information into a laptop computer to provide you with a complete 25-35 page printed report on the spot! If you cannot be there for the inspection, or if you simply prefer electronic format, AccuPro will email you a link to the report for viewing or downloading via the Internet. Your report is maintained on a secure server so that only you and anyone you designate (such as your builder) can access it.

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What is the builder's responsibility as a result of the inspection?

We always suggest you share the results of the inspection with the builder's representative as soon as possible. In our experience, the builder is happy to take care of any identified issues. In rare cases the builder may indicate they will not address an issue or do not feel the issue is their responsibility. In this case we recommend you have an authorized representative of the builder sign off on each of these items and, if possible, give a reason for not addressing the issue. This way, if the issue comes up at some future date and turns out being something the builder should have addressed, you have documentation showing that you had previously requested the builder to address the issue.

What systems and components are inspected?

See Residential - What We Do!

So what are you waiting for ...

 walk-through inspection

We are here to serve you--to answer ALL of your questions and to give you the peace of mind of knowing as much as possible about the property, what it has to offer and what needs to be repaired. Call today!

Call (480) 456-8809 or go online to schedule your Walk-Through Inspection!

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Inspectors, Rich Schaefer - Home Inspection Service

Rich Schaefer
AccuPro Inspections

Experience Counts:
With over 45 years of experience in Southwest construction methods, Rich has the knowledge to thoroughly understand our unique building environment. His keen sense of observation and investigative abilities  enable him to find defects that others may overlook. He utilizes his strong people and communications skills to translate his findings into information that is meaningful for you and your specific situation.

AccuPro Inspection Services

Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix Residential and Commercial Property Inspection Service to include mold testing and indoor air quality testing
925 W. Baseline Road, Suit 105-Y1 Tempe, AZ 85283
Latitude: 33.3782441 Longitude: -111.95317779999999
Phone: 480-456-8809