Building a new home is a process that requires great care and attention. If you are building a home in The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Tomball, and Houston, you want to make sure that the home you have built passes local building codes and requirements.
But homebuilding is a fast-paced, multifaceted process that includes many contractors and subcontractors working together simultaneously. Without proper supervision, there are substantial opportunities for mistakes to take place. The best way to reduce the likelihood of construction deficiencies is to have someone performing a set of construction phase inspections while the home is being put together piece by piece.
Timberwood Inspections provides comprehensive construction phase inspection services. As experts in the field, we make sure that the house you build in Texas is perfect and free of defects. Give us a call today at (281) 961-2385 so the new home you are building will be beautiful, comfortable, and ready for customers.
Why You Need a Construction Phase Inspection
A construction phase inspection is important for all new building structures. Whether you are a home or building owners, you want peace of mind and quality assurance that the home you build is going to be in a great condition. The last thing you want to hear is that there are major defects in the home shortly after its completion. However, if you are looking to the State of Texas to provide and regulate the home building profession, you are in for a big disappointment. The truth is Texas builders are not regulated by the state. They are self-regulated and do not need to be registered or licensed at all. In other words, your home builder can be someone with years of professional experiences or a person with no special education, experience, insurance, or licensing. Even if you did your research and find a trustworthy home builder, there is no way for you to supervise the construction process to ensure that everything is done on par to your expectations. Having a construction phase inspection done by a professional Houston inspection services company solves all your concerns.
Sometimes known as the new home inspection, the goal of a construction phase inspections is to reduce the probability of significant construction flaws. Designed also to limit the presence of minor deficiencies, a construction phase inspection should be performed by an unbiased third party (usually a reliable home inspection company). It is an invaluable service that safeguards your home building process as well as future homeowners. Unlike a typical home inspection, a construction phase inspection is performed throughout the building cycle. The standard three-phase process are employed to ensure that major and minor defects of your home are not covered up and hidden from public eyes. Let us explain:
Phase 1: Foundation Pre-Pour Inspection
Phase 1 takes place before the foundation contractor places concrete into the foundation forms. It happens after the trenches or footers have been duck and all pipe casings, liners and metal have been settled in their places. The inspector will be verifying the plan measurements of depth and width of the footings. In the process, he or she will also be observing the subgrade preparation, the placement of the reinforcement, the installation of the below-slab plumbing and electrical systems, and spot elevations of the forms.
Phrase 2: Pre-Drywall Inspections
Phase 2 happens right before the installation of the drywall and any other interior wall covering. We will examine the framing, window installations, and the weather-resistant barrier on the exterior walls. Our inspector will also visually check the mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations; the HVAC rough-ins and duct conditions; air handler condensation drains and overflow drain lines; and exterior lighting and electrical fixtures.
Phase 3: Final Inspection
Phase 3 is conducted at the end of the construction. With your new home ready to go, it is time to give it a final look over. Also known as the comprehensive new home inspection, the final inspection satisfies the Standard of Practice as delineated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). It involves a complete examination of the building structure, components, foundation, and other major systems.
A TX Construction Phase Inspection Service You Can Trust
With 17 plus years of experience in the field, Timberwood Inspections is a reliable inspection company that takes your construction projects seriously. We are experienced, professional, and efficient. Our construction phase inspection package is competitively priced to give you everything you need to build a strong and great home. Call us at (281) 961-2385 now for help. Let’s build quality homes one at a time.