Whether you are building with the help of a general contractor or contracting out the work yourself, there are many specialists involved in the process, and sometimes even the most reputable home builders can miss critical items during this exciting-yet-complicated process. That is where a phase inspection by Frontline will give you that peace of mind.
Frontline Inspections will inspect the important structural and mechanical components of the home before they are covered in concrete and drywall. A phase inspection that is performed by Frontline includes a detailed written report that contains pictures of the areas of concern for a better understanding. If deficiencies are not caught early, they may be costly or even impossible to correct.
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New construction phase inspections are a critical part in the building process. These inspections are designed to be informative and educational for the home buyer. The new construction inspection is designed to ensure proper placement of building components during each building phase and will identify sizing, spacing, materials used, location of HVAC Equipment, panel boxes, water heaters, water lines, and plumbing cleanouts. The inspection report provided after each inspection, will give you peace of mind knowing that your new home is being constructed in accordance with the International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings, local buildings, and standards and design specifications.
This part in the phase inspection is often referred to as the Foundation or “Pre-Pour” Inspection and is completed prior to the foundation being poured. The “Pre-Pour” Inspection is designed to ensure that the building site has been excavated and graded properly, anchors and footing are spaced adequately and in place, and that the stage is set for a strong and long-lasting home.
Areas covered in this inspection:
This part of the phase inspection is often referred to as the “Pre-Drywall” or Framing Inspection. This inspection is completed after the entire frame has been built, the roof is on, the windows are installed, but prior to the insulation and sheetrock installation. This inspection is designed to ensure that the beams, posts, studs, and other structural components are installed properly. In addition, the wiring, plumbing, window flashing, and other elements that are generally hidden behind walls are inspected to identify defective or sub-standard installation practices.
The structural frame is inspected to identify deficiencies such as:
The third and final phase inspection is designed to ensure the major systems and components are installed following local building standards, there are no observable major defects present, and that it is safe for occupancy. This is an extensive and detailed inspection similar to a complete home inspection but can also include the following areas:
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