New Home Inspections

New home inspections performed to American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) standards determine the general condition of a house for sale as of the day of the inspection. It covers structure, electricity, plumbing, fuel gas, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, storm water drainage, and some energy control.

Any building code violations are cited and issues are reported on a punch list for the builder to address. Usually, inspections are done at the foundation, pre-drywall, & completion stages.

New Home Inspections

Facts and Considerations
Inspection Purpose
Reasons to Inspect
Inspection Focus
Report Content
Pricing Variables
Availability
On-Site Inspection Time

An ASHI or CREIA standard home inspection excludes environmental conditions, indoor air quality, and home performance, among other things. Home InSight visually covers these excluded items to some extent while offering full-service inspections for them, such as mold inspection & testing, stucco moisture analysis, and home performance assessments.

In an addition to ASHI-compliant home inspections completed by our ASHI Certified Member home inspectors, Home InSight also offers recalled appliance checks.

Our new home inspections are performed by inspectors certified by the International Code Council (ICC). They are certified as Residential Combination Inspectors.

New Home Inspection Facts

1. Certificates of Occupancy granted before utilities are turned on
2. Less critical building codes overlooked by overloaded inspectors
3. Many structural defects covered by floor, wall, and ceiling coverings

New Home Inspection Purpose

Determine the overall condition of the house

New Home Inspection Reasons

  • - Make an informed purchasing decision & peace of mind
  • - Identify building code issues to fix
  • - Catch issues at each construction phase, when easy to fix
 

New Home Inspection Focus

  • - Visible health & safety concerns
  • - Operation & installation of equipment
  • - Structural integrity
  • - Utility installation: plumbing, electrical, fuel gas
  • - Storm water drainage

Note: Cosmetic issues are not reported

New Home Inspection Report Content

  • - Full inspection report w/ pictures
  • - 4 summary reports
    • -- Punch List:Building code violations
    • -- Key Considerations: Items to discuss with the builder
    • -- All Comments: Every comment w/o full report text
    • -- Controls, Cleanouts, & Filters: Locations of these items
  • - Free Roof Inspection Report: 2-year roof certification
  • - Recall Chek Report: Recalled appliances check

Notes:
1. All reports are delivered electronically. Printed reports are optional
2. Summary reports are directly derived from the full report
3. Recall Chek is an optional service


New Home Inspection Pricing Variables

  • - Heated living area: square feet
  • - Foundation type: slab, basement, or crawlspace
  • - Location: ZIP code
  • - Construction Phase: foundation, pre-drywall, or final
  • - Additional services: Recall Chek, mold samples, etc.

NewHome Inspection Availability

Need at least 1 hour of daylight to investigate the exterior

New Home Inspection Time

Better part of a half day, usually 1 hour / 1000 sqft + 1 hour

Home Inspections : Mold Inspections : Stucco Inspections

Alameda County California Home Inspection Services
Alameda, CA 94501, 94502
Albany, CA 94706, 94707, 94710
Berkeley, CA 94702, 94703, 94704, 94705, 94706, 94707, 94708, 94709, 94710
Dublin, CA 94568
Emeryville, CA 94608
Fremont, CA 94536, 94538, 94539, 94555
Hayward, CA 94541, 94542, 94544, 94545, 94546, 94552
Livermore, CA 94550, 94551
Newark, CA 94560
Oakland, CA 94601, 94602, 94603, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94608, 94609, 94610, 94611, 94612, 94615, 94616, 94617, 94618, 94619, 94621
Piedmont, CA 94602, 94610, 94611, 94618
Pleasanton, CA 94566, 94668, 94588
San Leandro, CA 94577, 94578, 94579
Union City, CA 94587
Ashland, CA
Castro Valley, CA 94546, 94552
Cherryland, CA
Fairview, CA
Sunol, CA 94586
San Lorenzo, CA 94580

Contra Costa County California Home Inspection Services
Lamorinda, CA
Lafayette, CA 94549
Orinda, CA 94563
Moraga, CA 94556
Walnut Creek, CA 94595, 94596, 94597, 94598
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Concord, CA 94518, 94519, 94520, 94521, 94523
Martinez, CA 94553
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Antioch, CA 94509, 94531
Brentwood, CA 94513
Oakley, CA 94561
San Ramon, CA 94582, 94583
Danville, CA 04506, 94526
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Hercules, CA 94547
Pinole, CA 94564
Richmond, CA 94801,94803, 94804, 94805, 94806, 94850
San Pablo, CA 94803, 94806
Bayview, CA
Montalvin, CA
Crockett, CA 94525
East Richmond Heights, CA
El Sobrante, CA 94903
Kensington, CA 94707. 94708, 94709
North Richmond, CA 94801
Port Costa, CA
Rodeo, CA 94547, 94572
Rollingwood, CA
Tara Hills, CA
Alamo, CA 94507
Blackhawk, CA 94506
Camino Tassajara, CA
Canyon, CA
Diablo, CA
Mountain View, CA
Pacheco, CA 94553
Vine Hill, CA
Waldon, CA
Bay Point, CA 94565
Bethel Island, CA
Byron, CA 94505, 94514
Discovery Bay, CA 94505, 94514
Knightsen, CA

Napa County California Home Inspection Services
American Canyon, CA 94503, 94589
Napa, CA 94558, 94559

Solano County California Home Inspection Services
Benicia, CA 94510
Dixon, CA 95620
Fairfield, CA 94533, 94534, 94535
Rio Vista, CA 94571
Suisun City, CA 94534, 94585
Vaccaville, CA 95687, 95688
Vallejo, CA 94503. 94589, 94590, 94591, 94592
Birds Landing, CA 94512
Collinsville, CA
Cordelia, CA
Elmira, CA
Green Valley, CA
Bucktown, CA
Scandia, CA
Maine Prairie, CA

 
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