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I am often asked if it is 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, whether you hire me or another inspector to perform that service.
Before you decide to forgo the inspection, ask yourself these important questions:
- How long does the county inspector stay at my home during the inspection?
- Why is the builder trying to talk me out of having an independent 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?
As a former home builder I have a unique perspective on this, so if you don’t know the answer to any of these questions, or would like an explanation as to why a paper trail is important for your 10-year home warranty, then contact me and we can discuss it.
This broken structural roof truss was found at today’s pre-drywall inspection shortly after the county inspector had signed off on the home!