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New Construction & Phase Inspections

There are 3 key phases that make up phase inspections and new construction inspections and they are foundation, framing and final inspections.  Inspecting during these 3 phases is the best way to protect your investment and ward off future expenses.

 

Experience Counts

The biggest investment you will probably make in your lifetime is your home.  Having your new home inspected is the most important thing you can do to safeguard your investment.  Having a set of eyes with the experience of 40 years in home building and construction is a big advantage.  That is why Bryon A.Parffrey is the author of several home building books and instructor to other inspectors all across Texas.Having looked at hundreds of homes through the course of his career, Bryon has caught many serious defects that even seasoned inspectors missed. He has saved homeowners tens of thousands of dollars by protecting them from faulty and defective construction.

 

Phase 1 – Foundation Inspection

Form board and bracing systems keep the concrete in place during the pour. The footer is checked for depth and cleanliness.  You want the footer clear of dirt, debris and foreign objects. Prepour Inspections will determine if tendons and steel are installed per the specifications of the building plans. We look at plumbing and vapor barrier issues and address them before they become costly. Post-tensioned cable and support system. We look at rebar size and placement. Any standing water and drainage issues could reduce the strength and integrity of the concrete and should be dealt with as quickly as possible.

 

Phase 2 – Framing

Once the sheetrock is up, it’s not always easy to determine imperfections that are hidden behind the walls. Having your home inspected during the framing stage can save you tens-of-thousands of dollars down the road. We looked for warped wood pieces, thickness, spanning.  We check the truss system and condition of build. We look at the tie down systems, the one thing that may keep your roof on during a hurricane.

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