Pre-Drywall Inspection for your New Construction Home

I am often asked, is it worth the time and effort to schedule a pre-drywall inspection. The short answer is YES!

As a matter of fact, you should insist on a pre-drywall inspection! Hiring the best inspector you can find should be your next priority.

Before you decide to forgo the inspection, ask yourself these important questions:

  • How long does the county inspector stay at my home during the framing inspection?
  • Why is the builder trying to talk me out of having an independent home inspector visit the property?
  • Do you know that the builder is often required to contact the home warranty company if issues are found during the construction of your new home?
  • Do you have a paper trail of repair requests from the builder or is the project manager trying to do everything verbally?
  • Does the builder have my best interest at heart?

If you don’t know the answer to any of these questions call me! I can explain why a paper trail is important for your 10-year home warranty. As a former home builder and carpenter, I have a unique perspective on this and can answer any other questions you may have.

Pre-Drywall inspection reveals broken roof truss
Pre-Drywall inspection reveals broken roof truss

A broken roof truss was found at today’s pre-drywall inspection. This was discovered shortly after the county inspector had signed off on the framing inspection!

Kelly is certified by the state of Maryland to provide on-site training for aspiring home inspectors. Kelly teaches home inspection classes at Maryland Home Inspector Training.