Warranty Inspection

Warranty Inspection

Now that you have lived in your newly constructed home for some time, you should have your home inspected by a qualified home inspector in order to submit any defects or deficiencies to New Home Warranty Program. This inspection should be scheduled to be performed anywhere from 30 days after taking possession to before the one year anniversary. The deficiency list can then be used to accurately fill out the home builder warranty forms.

We specialize in working with buyers of new homes whose one year warranty is coming to an end. Once you have your home inspected by our professional and certified home inspectors you will receive our written report detailing the documentation to discuss any home problems with the quality of the materials or the workmanship with your Builder. Educated homeowners stand a better chance of getting the Builder to correct those items that need repair.

We inspect the following..

  • Structure and FFoundation
  • Roof condition and life
  • Building envelope
  • ADA accessibility
  • Electrical panels / conductors
  • Pavement / parking lot
  • Plumbing fixtures and pipe
  • Heating and Air conditioning
  • Elevators and Conveyance
  • Landscape and irrigation
  • Site grading & drainage
  • Tenant improvements

Builder's Warranty

Your one year Builder's Warranty will expire usually within the first 12 months after closing. In many cases, the one year warranty expiration marks your final opportunity to identify, document, and inform the Builder of items that need repair or adjustment.

All safety hazards, repairs, and adjustments should be professionally documented BEFORE your Builder is relieved of their responsibility under the one year warranty.

The Report?

After the inspection, we produce a computer generated report for the complete business inspection. The report includes a detailed analysis of the building, digital photographs for visual display of significant problem areas, and general maintenance tips.

  • Detailed report which can be referenced in listings and on feature sheets.
  • Additional articles relevant to information contained in the report (i.e. removing mold, reducing heat loss).
  • Colour hard copy for all business partners.
  • A recall check on appliances and HVAC systems.

Why get Inspected?

Large investments require informed decisions, hiring an unbiased, third-party inspector ensures that the building inspection does what it’s meant to do – protect you.

  • Alerts you of any deficiencies or safety issues.
  • Ranks and prioritizes any deficiencies.
  • Provide tips and recommendations for correcting deficiencies.
  • Assist in acquiring financing and insurance.

Thermal Imaging:

Thermographic imaging cameras detect temperature variations related to heat and moisture along building surfaces. Anything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. A thermal camera is able to detect this heat and create a thermal image based on that information.

Thermographic imaging cameras can detect serious problems the naked eye can’t see, such as:

  • Plumbing leaks
  • Air duct leaks
  • Moisture intrusion
  • Inadequate or non-existent insulation
  • Heating and cooling losses
  • Abnormal heat from an appliance or
    electrical system
  • Unwanted animals
  • Poor construction