What’s Checked During a Pre-Drywall Inspection from Top 2 Bottom
A pre-drywall inspection occurs at a time when the structure of your home is visible and not covered by drywall and other wall coverings. Has the plumbing contractor damaged framing during the plumbing installation? Is a shower enclosure being installed against an exterior wall with no insulation in the wall? These are just a few of the problems that will be discovered during a pre-drywall inspection that would not be discovered later in the construction process. In this video, Certified Master Inspector John Onofrey describes a pre-drywall inspection for your new home. Call us at 281-565-4677 to arrange an inspection or to get your questions answered.
Summary of the Pre-Drywall Inspection Video
What’s Covered in a Pre-Drywall Inspection
– – Hello, this is Certified Master Inspector John Onofrey with Top 2 Bottom Real Estate Inspectors, talking about what is a pre-drywall inspection.
So, you’re having a house built, you’re having it built from the ground up. You’ve probably already had your foundation forms inspected. Now you’re at the dried in phase of construction where essentially the framing is up, the exterior sheathing has been put up, the roof covering has been installed and the house is essentially dried in.
At this point, you’re going to want to have your foundation slab checked again. You’re going to have all the structural framing checked, from the top down, from top to bottom, and the exterior sheathing. During our pre-drywall inspections, we check about 80 or 90 different items in the construction phase that we go through that are structural and mechanical rough-in type items.
So the typical deficiencies that we find in a pre-drywall inspection are usually because of sub-contractors that follow behind one another. Maybe the framing has gone up perfectly and then a plumber comes behind or an HV/AC guy comes behind and cuts into the framing which causes a structural defect. These types of deficiencies are discovered during the pre-drywall inspection phase.
We Offer a Package of New Home Construction Inspections
So, Top 2 Bottom Inspections has package deals on phase inspections for your new home construction which include the foundation form inspection, the pre-drywall inspection and then the final phase inspection. That’s when all the components have been installed and the home is completed and getting ready to be closed on.
So, during the pre-drywall inspection phase, this is the best time during construction to see what’s going on in this home with regards to the mechanical and electrical rough-ins, the structural framing, the slab, and the roof. So, the pre-drywall phase, in conclusion, is the best time to find defects that can be resolved before you move in to the home. The last thing you want is to move into your brand new home and have a problem develop where the builder has to come back in tear out walls, tear out tubs, tear out appliances to fix issues.
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