Trusted Inspection Experts
KeenEye Inspections takes pride in being the top choice of customers looking for a home inspection or new construction inspection in Houston. We have over 20 years of combined experience in construction, renovation and maintenance of single-family homes, multi-family residential complexes, commercial buildings, institutional buildings and much more. Owing to this, we are fully equipped with all the knowledge and skills that one might need to assess the condition of your property.
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
- Speciality inspections
Our team will identify all the mechanical issues or structural deficiencies that may be present on your property. As a buyer, it will help you make a well-informed decision about whether to buy the property. On the other hand, if you are a seller, then we can save you from time-consuming negotiations by giving you a timely heads up about the obvious issues present in the house,
KeenEye Inspections promises to deliver high quality and reliable service at the most affordable prices. Thus, we aim to not just meet the requirements set by Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) but exceed them. All of our home inspectors also hold valid Civil Engineering degrees along with their home inspection licenses. So, if you are in the need of trusted inspection experts, we are your answer!
What Are The Most Common Home Construction Defects?
A construction defect can be understood as a material deficiency in the structure or design of the property that can limit your ability to use the building in its entirety. Thus, a buyer should thoroughly inspect the property before investing in it. Some common home construction defects that you should look out for are:
1. Foundation and structural damage
Many houses appear to be in fine condition on the surface but are cracked on the inside. This is the result of a faulty foundation. If the foundation is improperly measured, the building’s core structure can be severely damaged. In addition to this, as such defects affect more than just one part of the house, getting them repaired is an expensive business too. Thus, one should not just look at the exteriors of the house. The condition of the foundation is also important.
2. Poor Roofing
Our roofs are exposed to extreme heat, cold, snow, rain and all other forces of nature. Thus, your roof should possess great structural strength. However, poor design, faulty craftsmanship, and the use of low-grade materials can increase the risk of splits, blisters and punctures on your roof. This can also lead to structural collapse.
3. Faulty guttering and plumbing
If a gutter is clogged for an extended period of time, it can cause damp concerns, brickwork deterioration, and structural issues. Faulty plumbing also increases the risk of leakage. Blocked toilets, choked drains and leaking faucets are also some of the issues that are a result of poor plumbing.
4. Electrical defects
Another common home construction defect is faulty wiring and improper installation of electrical appliances. Flickering bulbs, high bills, sparking in outlets and switches are a few signs of electrical defects in your house. If left unattended such defects can also cause serious fire accidents. Thus, one should get all the mechanical and electrical installations thoroughly inspected by a professional before moving into a new property.
Why Choose Us for New Construction Inspection in Houston?
Generally, people believe that house inspections are needed only if you are buying an old property. However, in reality, new construction inspections are equally important. While many builders devote their time and energy to adhering to building rules and satisfying city inspectors, some choose to ignore your safety and construct faulty buildings. Conversely, your builder can also commit honest mistakes or overlook certain details. Thus, you should not take a risk and get your property inspected by a professional home inspector, irrespective of its age.
At KeenEyes Inspections, A new construction inspection typically includes 3 phases:
- Phase-1 Pre-pour Inspection – This phase involves site assessment before pouring concrete.
- Phase-2 Pre-cover Inspection – This is a pre-drywall inspection. It involves examining electrical wirings, framing, foundation slabs, plumbing systems, and all other elements that will be covered post drywall installation.
- Phase-3 Pre-closing Inspection– This is the final phase of inspection where the overall condition of the property is assessed before the buyer takes complete possession of the house.
We shall provide you with both verbal and written reports within 72 hours of the inspection. We also encourage our customers to accompany our inspectors while they examine the property. This offers you an opportunity to share your queries with us.
To know about our services in detail, give us a call today!