NEW HOMES NEED INSPECTIONS, TOO!

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Even new homes need inspections! As a home inspector, I recently purchased a new home. In order maintain a cordial relationship with the builder, I hired my own home inspector, rather than doing the inspection myself. I didn’t want the builder to think I was nit-picking, or trying to get something that everyone else wouldn’t want fixed also.

Among the things my inspector found were a window that would not open, doors that did not close, a faucet that didn’t work, and a leak in the roof, among other things.

The builder was not aware of these items, as he relies on his sub-contractors to ensure everything is perfect. The builders supervisor took the list of items in need of correction, and immediately went to work on them.

Most all builders that we’ve dealt with are very receptive to 3rd party inspections are happy to work to ensure the home buyers are satisfied.

Today, we inspected a new home in western Johnson County. It was a beautiful home but not without a few items that needed attention. To give you an idea of typical new construction defects, we found these (among over 20 other issues (not listed here):

  1. A drain pipe was leaking in the basement.
  2. A bathroom drain vent terminated inside the basement (phew!)
  3. The kitchen oven did not work.
  4. The kitchen dishwasher did not work.
  5. The stones on top of a retaining wall were not secured and could have hurt someone.
  6. A sink did not have water supply lines connected to the faucet.
  7. A window with no flashing installed below the window.

 

Any of these items would have become an inconvenience to the new home owner upon moving in.

We’re happy to help clients purchase new homes and make sure the transition is a enjoyable as possible!

 

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  • Avatar Dave M ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Excellent service! Zach did a very thorough job of inspecting the home and gave us a very thorough report, both verbally and in writing. Excellent demeanor and super polite! When the inspection was finished, he went over a summary of items … More to think about having repaired and also put us at ease that the house, in general, was in excellent shape with very few things that should be addressed. Like replacing some caulking around the vinyl windows (which I know how to do myself!) I felt completely comfortable with everything he looked at and his overall assessment! He was there before we arrived for our appointment and was careful to use foot coverings and check everything. Wow! Cannot recommend these guys enough!
  • Avatar William Arnett ★★★★★ a month ago
    Crown is fantastic and we love recommending them to our clients. I asked for an inspection on Monday and they came out early Tuesday and got it done. In this business getting these done quickly is very important. My client was super happy … More with them as well.
  • Avatar Danee Greenwald ★★★★★ a week ago
    Kevin did a wonderful job conducting our inspection! He took the time to sit down with me and walk through the summary page by page. He answered any additional questions that I had as well. I received the full report with pictures later … More that evening. I would highly recommend.
  • Avatar Joni Bellinger ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We worked with John! He is very professional and efficient. He was so kind and sweet. He took the time to inspect the house. He was amazing! He printed out the summary for us and our realtor and sat down with us and went through it all! … More I highly recommend! Great people and Elizabeth was so helpful via email and on the phone!
    Thank you!!
  • Avatar Robin Marks ★★★★★ in the last week
    Crown has very high standards in inspecting a clients home. I trust their findings and appreciate that they provide both a written and electronic report. It is always a great comfort when I know they will be performing the inspection for … More both my buyers and sellers.

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