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 Luke Kaspar ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    John did an excellent job with the inspection of my new home! He was very professional and personable. He was very thorough and did a great job of explaining everything to me once the inspection was complete. They were prompt in scheduling … More and were able to arrange additional inspections for me at the last minute. I would recommend Crown for anyone looking to have their home inspected!
  • Avatar Glenn B ★★★★★ a month ago
    Very pleased with the inspection completed by Zach, I felt he was very professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. I appreciated him informing me of issues and being open to answering questions regarding things I was unfamiliar with in the … More house. The pricing was better than others we have used, their report was printed and delivered on the spot, and all through an easy credit card payment system. I would recommend Zach to anyone needing a home inspection.
  • Avatar Monica RentalForyou ★★★★★ a month ago
    After searching for a reliable and professional mold testing company that provides air sampling, I made numerous calls and did a lot of comparisons based on Google ratings. It was through a recommendation from PureClean, a company that … More does not offer air sampling, that I found Crown Home Inspection. They came highly recommended. After contacting them and comparing their services with other companies, it became clear that Crown Home Inspection has an exceptionally professional, trustworthy, and honest team. They patiently answered all my questions over the phone. The inspector John was knowledgeable and professional, and also flexible enough to accommodate my schedule, which I greatly appreciated. I highly recommend them.
  • Avatar Emily Otis Loy ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Travis did a great job easing our minds–he went through every single point and answered our questions. He was great with us as first time homebuyers and the ability to schedule with one service that also scheduled chimney and sewer was … More very helpful. The outsource services of chimney and sewer were also very great. We felt very informed.
  • Avatar Capri Swanson ★★★★★ in the last week
    Our inspector was great! He was prompt, informative, thorough, and detailed in his description of the items he found to be concerning. My clients were very pleased with the results.

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