How Important Are Inspections for New Homes?

When you think of purchasing a home and the necessary inspection that will go along with it, you might picture a home that’s been lived-in and received its share of wear and tear over the years. Surely a newly-built home is pretty close to perfect, right? Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth. GreenLInk Home Inspections understands that new homes need an inspection just as much as not-so-new homes because they are never perfect. Let’s take a look at some compelling reasons why you will need that new construction inspection.

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New Construction That is Specific to Long Island

Building on Long Island comes with a specific set of unique circumstances, such as population density and flood zones. Since each town has its own set of requirements, you need to make sure that your builder understands those requirements and satisfies them. They must consider energy code requirements, ventilation, insulation, engineered lumber, and flood elevation. Not only is GreenLInk very familiar with the Residential Code of New York State, but we have supervised the construction of new houses in many municipalities on Long Island.

Common Problems Found during New Construction Inspections

Even though you might think it’s safe to assume that a brand new home will be in near-perfect condition, there are often issues found at new construction inspections. Some common issues found by inspectors include foundation cracks, flawed grading, framing problems, and drainage issues. The good news is that these building defects can be corrected before they turn into more serious problems later on, as your builder will have the chance to fix them.

Why Choose GreenLInk for Your Home Inspection

There are numerous building inspections throughout the new construction process that include footings, foundations, reinforcement, framing, insulation, electrical, and plumbing. GreenLInk has a professional engineer who has supervised construction throughout each phase. We are in the field daily at various construction sites, collaborating and interacting with building inspectors. Our home inspectors bring their knowledge from the construction supervision process to each home inspection.

Schedule Your New Construction Inspection Today

We are not simply building inspectors at GreenLInk. We are professional engineers who understand the entire build process. Contact us at 516-774-4565 for more information or request a quote online. We specialize in waterfront properties and the unique requirements of building on Long Island and the surrounding areas.