Constructing a custom home is an exciting journey, but it's essential to make sure that all the necessary inspections are done. Before pouring the concrete for the foundation, the first inspection should be conducted. The second inspection should be done after the framing, pipes, and electrical wiring have been laid, but before covering the walls. The third and final inspection should be done after construction is complete, to guarantee that everything is in the right place and functioning correctly.
It's important to hire an inspector who is certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors or the National Association of Home Inspectors. An inspector is trained to detect details that may be overlooked by the untrained eye, and can add any issues to your final to-do list. It's also important to not disburse the final payment until all problems have been resolved. It's a good idea to get a home inspection even if you're constructing a house with sticks, a modular home, or even a home in a shipping container.
Although there is a cost associated with a home inspection, it could end up saving you money in the long run if any issues are found. Many people make the mistake of skipping a home inspection when buying a newly built home, but this can be a costly mistake as inspectors ensure that local building codes are met and that there are no common problems associated with newly built homes.When applying for a home construction loan and customizing your own new construction, it may be worth doing an inspection when it's finished. Even if nothing happens to it, it's not a waste as it will ensure that the house is in the condition it should be in.