Trusted Inspection Experts in Houston
If you are planning to buy a house in Houston, the best way is to conduct a professional home inspection beforehand. Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make, and you should not make an investment as significant as this without proper knowledge of the property. Homebuyers usually underestimate the need for home inspections as they overlook the possibility of any defects in the home they are about to buy. This mistake is more prominent among people who have invested a considerable sum in constructing a home instead of buying one. The reason is that most of them think that a newly built structure is bound to be the closest thing to perfection. However, once time passes, they start discovering the defects and can only regret their negligence. As a responsible home buyer, you should never ignore the worst possibility before investing.
KeenEyeInspections is a family-run home inspection company that has been offering home inspection services in Houston, TX, for a long time. Our experience has given us the optimum understanding of the need for home inspections in Houston. We offer exciting packages and will help you choose the one that is the most suitable for you. Our comprehensive home inspection packages cover all the requirements that a property buyer or seller might have. Our wide range of services include:
- Comprehensive Home Inspection
- New Construction – Phase Inspection
- Warranty Inspection
- Infrared Thermal Imaging
- WDI (aka Termite) Inspections
- Swimming Pool & Spa Inspections
- Foundation Elevation Review, and
- Pre-Listing Home Inspection
- Rehab inspections
- Relocation inspections
- Specialty inspections
What Are The Most Common Home Construction Defects?
People often mistake newly constructed homes for perfection. However, little do they know that even newly built homes can bring a calamity in your life if there is even a little defect. Home inspectors will look for any faults or issues commonly found in newly constructed homes so that you can rectify the errors before you move in. Let’s look at some of the most common defects that the home inspectors of KeenEyeInspections find with newly constructed structures.
- Damaged roofing and blocked guttering
Cracked roof tiles or damaged ‘pointing’ (the cement sealant along the roof joins) can leave your roof and ceilings exposed to water damage and flooding. Blocked gutters that do not allow water diversion from the roof can cause flooding, especially during heavy downpours, and create moisture problems.
- Timber Rot
The prevention of timber rotting needs constant maintenance to protect it from the elements. Any exposed timber – such as decks, verandas, trims, barge boards, and fascias requires protection such as painting or staining.
Cracking can be common, particularly in brick homes where the house has moved due to movement in the earth. Cracks can vary in size and should be assessed by a professional as they can sometimes require ‘underpinning’ to stabilize any further movement.
Fortunately, electrical safety standards in Houston, Texas, have improved over the years. However, many older properties still have wiring and switchboards that do not comply with current regulations. As our modern lifestyles rely on electrical power for heating, cooling, lighting, cooking, entertainment, and computers, it is essential that the wiring is fit to meet these demands.
- Stumps/subfloor framing
Timber stumps in older properties can usually deteriorate with time, leading to uneven floors and creating further problems and expenses. Termites may also attack timber sub-floors (stumps/bearers/joists). Having adequate ventilation under the subfloor is also essential.
- Rising Damp
Dampness is a common problem in older brick or stone dwellings where there has not been suitable damp proofing to stop moisture from creeping up the walls. Visible signs of rising dampness are paint peeling, damp smells, and staining on walls.
Why Choose Us for New Construction Inspection in Houston?
With 20+ years of experience, we at KeenEyeInspections have adequate knowledge of inspection of newly constructed properties. Our home inspection services include various phase inspections, sewer video inspections, pre-drywall inspections, and other services. Our home inspectors are well-trained and certified by InterNACHI and work strictly following the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice set by the association.
If you have a newly constructed home and are planning to move in, it will not hurt to get a home inspection conducted. Our professional home inspectors will ensure your new home is up to the mark and defect-free. They will help you makes informed decisions with a peaceful mind, decisions that will not bring you regrets.