If you are buying a new home that is now under construction and wondering if you should spend the money to get a pre-drywall home inspection, please consider 3 reasons why the answer is a resounding “Yes !”
1. There are many workers involved in the construction of your new home. Mistakes happen. Superintendents are usually busy building many houses. Jurisdictional or municipal building inspectors are overworked. You need someone who knows construction and is looking out for your interests as the home buyer while your home is under construction.
2. Our Certified Master Inspectors, always find issues that need to be addressed at the Pre-Drywall stage of home construction.
3. The Pre-Drywall phase of construction is the time to find problems while they are easy to correct. When the house is fully built, often you are only seeing the symptoms of a problem, not the cause of the problem.
Although not required, we highly recommend that you consider a professional inspection at the pre-drywall stage. Your inspector will give you a detailed report documenting any and all issues he or she discovers – which means you don't have to play professional inspector during your pre-drywall walk. For more information on what is inspected during the Pre-Drywall Phase, please see: https://www.nachi.org/pre-drywall-inspections.htm
We follow the ASHI Standards of Practice (SOP) on Pre-Drywall Inspections: