New Construction Inspections
New Construction Inspections
When it comes to new construction inspections, there are frequently asked questions that need answering. For example, what is involved in the process? Who is inspected and when? What types of inspections are conducted prior to a building being occupied? We will provide answers to these frequently asked questions below!
Q: Are new construction inspections required?
A: New construction inspections are usually mandatory for all residential and commercial buildings. In most cases, local building codes require that all newly constructed buildings receive an inspection from a qualified inspector before the building can be occupied or used as intended. This is to ensure that the building meets the safety requirements set forth by local laws and regulations. Depending on your location and type of building, other inspections may be necessary throughout the process. It is best to consult with a local building official to determine which inspections are essential for your specific project.
Q: What type of new construction inspections do you offer?
A: We offer various types of new construction inspections depending on the scope and complexity of your project. From general pre-construction consultations to in-depth site visits to detailed post-construction inspections, our experienced inspectors are here to ensure that all aspects of your project meet industry standards. We can also provide specific testing services such as water pressure tests and building envelope tests if needed.
Q: How much does a new construction inspection cost?
A: The cost of a new construction inspection can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. Generally, you will pay a flat fee that includes the inspection and any additional costs associated with the process. Be sure to ask potential inspectors for an estimate, so you know what to expect before committing to the service.
Q: How often should I schedule an inspection?
A: It is recommended that inspections be conducted periodically throughout construction and prior to final certification. This helps ensure that any potential issues are identified early on and can be addressed in a timely manner. It is also essential to schedule final inspections upon project completion to obtain a certificate of occupancy. Additionally, local building codes may require periodic inspections for certain types of projects throughout their lifespan.
Q: What should I do if I disagree with an inspector’s findings?
A: If you disagree with an inspector’s findings, it is essential to discuss your concerns directly with them. They should be able to provide further explanations and answer any questions that you have regarding their assessment of the property. In some cases, they may suggest additional tests or modifications that need to be made before certification is granted. If there is still disagreement after discussion with the inspector, then it may be necessary to contact the regulatory body that oversees building inspections in your area.
Q: What should I expect from a new construction inspection?
A: During a new construction inspection, the inspector will assess the property for compliance with applicable building codes, safety regulations, and other industry standards. They will usually inspect various aspects of the property, such as plumbing, electrical wiring, structure and foundations, fire protection systems, insulation, and ventilation. Additionally, they may review documents related to permits and approvals obtained during the project’s development. The inspector should provide you with a written report upon completion of the inspection detailing their findings. This can help identify any potential issues that need to be addressed before final certification.
Q: What should I expect from the final report?
A: The final report should include a detailed description of any issues discovered during the inspection and recommendations for addressing them. The inspector should also provide an overall summary of their findings, including photos or videos of any problems that need to be addressed. It’s essential to keep this report on hand as it can help protect you in case there are any disputes over quality or construction down the line.
Q: What happens if I fail an inspection?
A: If you fail an inspection, the inspector will provide you with a written report detailing the deficiencies that need to be addressed. Depending on the severity of these issues, they may require that certain modifications or repairs are made before a certificate of occupancy can be issued. Additionally, in some cases, you may need to obtain additional permits or approvals from other regulatory bodies before the property can pass inspection. Finally, once all necessary repairs and improvements have been completed, a re-inspection must be conducted for the inspector to certify your property as up to code.
Q: What happens if I am unable to correct any deficiencies identified during a new construction inspection?
A: If you are unable to correct any issues that were identified during the inspection, then it is essential to contact your local building inspector or the appropriate regulatory body as soon as possible. They can provide further guidance on what steps need to be taken for your property to pass the code and obtain certification. In some cases, modifications may need to be made, or additional permits may need to be obtained. Additionally, specific safety hazards must always be addressed before an inspector can certify a property as up-to-code.
Homeowners in Tulsa and across the country are increasingly turning to new construction inspections as a vital part of their home purchase process. At Skilled Inspections, our experienced and knowledgeable inspectors understand new construction from the foundation to the roofline, which can help protect you from costly repairs or unfortunate surprises down the road.
After our new construction inspection, we provide comprehensive reports detailing all our findings. Our reports are easy to understand and include photos so you can fully appreciate any issues that need attention or corrective action. We also offer advice on how to remedy any problems that may have been found during the new construction assessment.
At Skilled Inspections, we take pride in providing a thorough new construction inspection process with excellent customer service throughout Tulsa and surrounding communities. Whether you’re purchasing a new home or evaluating an existing one, contact us today at (918) 408-3652 for more information on our new construction inspection services!
11063-D South Memorial Drive #345
Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone: (918) 408-3652
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- Steve sincerely wants his clients to attend their home inspection if possible so that he can present his findings in person, addressing any concerns you may have while it’s all out in front of you
- A good home inspection requires more than one approach in order to determine the full scope of a property’s strengths and deficiencies—that’s why Skilled Inspections uses technology such as thermal imaging, aerial drone photography, gas leak detection, and more to complement our standard visual assessment
- After an inspection has been completed, clients are more than welcome to contact us over the phone at any time to discuss the inspection findings and to ask any additional questions
When he’s not out performing home inspections, Steve likes to work in his yard and generally spend time out in nature. Whenever his schedule permits, Steve also enjoys relaxing for a day or two out at the lake house.
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