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 Stephanie ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I called to schedule an inspection and the person that answered was courteous and very helpful. She emailed a quote for the cost and they were able to get us scheduled the next day. John met us at the property and asked if we had any … More specific concerns. After an extensive inspection he went over all his findings which included pictures, and gave us a folder with a lot of useful information. We received the inspection report by email that same day and I highly recommend John and his company Crown Home Inspections.
  • Avatar Pierre Brown ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    John did an excellent job on our home inspection. The process went smooth and we received the highest level of professionalism from Crown. I would definitely recommend their services for a thorough home inspection and a detailed inspection … More report. Great company to have on your team during the home purchasing process (investment or primary).
  • Avatar Randy Gray ★★★★★ in the last week
    Could not have been happier with this experience, the knowledge and expertise and efficiency of everything they did and went over was detailed down to the last little bit! And the fact that they offer a 90-day home warranty just because … More you went with them with various coverages, that makes it worth it right there!
    If you need your home inspected I would highly recommend this company! They are fast and efficient and extremely accommodative!!!
  • Avatar Jeff Sumler ★★★★★ a month ago
    I have used Crown Home Inspections for nearly 15 years. Their inspectors are always on time and pleasant no matter how their day has gone. They set up your radon testing equipment, set up for termite inspections and go over with your client … More or the buyer any problem areas. This is one company who is so consistent with their service I am eager to recommend to anyone who needs their home inspected!!
  • Avatar Joseph Fees ★★★★★ a month ago
    Great experience with John today at my clients inspection. He was early, thorough, and even drove back to meet with the buyer and explained everything clearly and in terms where the client could understand. Would highly recommend and plan … More to continue recommending them to my clients.

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