New Construction Inspection Houston

Trusted Inspection Experts in Houston

If you are planning to buy a house in Houston, it would be best to get a professional home inspection conducted beforehand. Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. An investment as big as this should not be made without proper knowledge of the property. Home inspections are usually underestimated as homebuyers overlook the possibility of having any defects in the home that they are about to buy. This mistake is more prominent with people who have invested a huge sum in constructing a home instead of buying one. The reason being that most of them think that a newly constructed structure is bound to be the closest thing to perfection. However, once a little time passes, they start discovering the defects and can only regret their negligence. As a responsible home buyer, you should never ignore the possibility of the worst before you invest.

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 have come up with interesting 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 constructed homes can bring a calamity in your life if there is even a little defect. It wouldn’t be smooth for you to spend your hard-earned money right after you have spent a huge sum in getting yourself a newly constructed home. It is not suitable to spend money for you in such cases, or for anyone. Hence, this is all the more reason to get a home inspection conducted before you decide to move into your newly built home. Home inspectors will look for any defects or issues that are commonly found in newly constructed homes so that you can get the errors rectified before you move in. Speaking about common errors, let’s take a look at some of the most common defects that the home inspectors of KeenEyeInspections find with newly constructed structures.

1. 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. Gutters that are blocked that do not allow water to be diverted from the roof can also cause flooding, especially in periods of heavy downpour, as well as create moisture problems.

2. Timber Rot

To prevent rotting, timber 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.

3. Cracking

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 can sometimes require ‘underpinning’ to stabilize any further movement.

4. Electrical

Fortunately, electrical safety standards in Australia 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.

5. Stumps/subfloor framing

Commonly, timber stumps in older properties can deteriorate with time, which can lead to uneven floors and create further problems and expenses. Termites may also have attacked timber sub-floors (stumps/bearers/joists). Having adequate ventilation under the sub-floor is also essential.

6. Rising Damp

This is a common problem in older brick or stone dwellings where there hasn’t been suitable damp proofing to stop moisture creeping up the walls. Visible signs of rising damp 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 consist of various phase inspections, sewer video inspections, pre-drywall inspections, and various other services. Our home inspectors are well trained and certified by InterNACHI. They work by 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 won’t hurt to get a home inspection conducted. Our professional home inspectors will make sure that your new home is up to the mark and defect-free. They will help you makes informed decisions with a peaceful mind, decisions that won’t bring you regrets.

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