Congratulations! You’ve made your decision, you choose your new home and your builder. So what should happen next? Once you have a firm contract and you have to choose the features that will fit into your new home, it is time the builder to turn your dream into reality.You will surely want to visit the building site from time to time during construction to check the progress of your home. Professional Builders welcome your participation and enthusiasm, however, for security reasons you do not have to enter the actual construction site except by special appointment, visit unauthorized websites can also conflict with local labor code related to the safety of construction and liability.
Questions builder or concerns arising from the site visit must be met or a trip through the manufacturer directly. The traders on the site each their own area of expertise and not be able to discuss the progress of your home with you. Nor are they to make the changes without approval builder.Before having to make your new home, the builder will invite you to “walk through” the home to conduct a pre-occupancy inspection . Three to five days prior to the closing of the best construction substantially complete but there is still time for the builder to correct minor imperfections. Anything that is not to your satisfaction should be recorded for the pre-delivery inspection report.
Small items such as scratches and paint work is incomplete will be corrected before your moving day. Other items will be fixed after settled.The following checklist will help you to evaluate your new home.Exterior
Grading should be gently sloping away from the house.
Lawn-combined when having sex?
Wood, vinyl or aluminum siding should be even and safely fastened to the wall.
Brick to be placed evenly and clean, with weeping holes intact.
Gala check around windows, doors, garage doors, electrical outlets and fixtures.
Paint and stain to check for coverage and even the right color.
Trim, windows, soffit, fascia and is the right color, good quality and securely fastened.
Shingles-it clean, and precise color without elevator angle?
Covered with features of non-combustible material in the wall adjoining the house (eg, gypsum board with sealed joints), the garage door should open and close properly.
Basement to be clean, no cracks in the walls, floor drain at the lowest part, “healthy” looking wood beams (minimal splitting of long-), manual and warranty card for appliances (furnaces, heaters, HRV, etc..)
Doors should be fitted and well-hung, safe locks for external doors and door stops.
Windows should open properly; locked.
Wall-to be smooth and even, unbroken, visible seams or nail-pops, the right color, even coverage of paint, there are no gaps in electrical switches and plugs.
Minimal floor squeaks and “spring”; gentle stitching of carpets and other floor coverings, even the grouting between the tiles.
Plumbing fixtures no chips or scratches, taps operate correctly, caulking around the counter tops and fixtures.
A fully upgraded and material selection and quality, proper installation, proper color.
The general state of cleanliness-no construction debris, clean the heating ducts, etc..
You may want to hire a private building inspector or engineer to do the inspection for you. Look in the phone book under Building Inspection Service.