New Home Construction Inspections

Griffin offers a full offering of new home construction inspections to help YOU as the home owner. Yes, your new home or remodeling contractor should ethically build a quality home, but are they working for you or for the profit margin?  As a third party inspector we have absolutely zero financial interest in how the project is constructed.  All we care about is that you as our client is getting a quality product that makes you happy. Andy Griffin has years of experience and countless hours of training that are used to your advantage and can ensure the job is being done right, the first time.

Pricing

Pricing is determined by evaluating what services you need and can afford.  More complex inspections and time consuming tasks can be based off of of a lump sum price negotiated beforehand.  All pricing will be up front with no hidden costs or fees with no change orders coming from my company.  To help you with the costs we offer 6 month interest free financing through PayPal

Types of Inspections Offered

Here is a sample list of inspections that are offered by Griffin Inspection, all inspections and amount of inspections can be tailored to fit your needs:

  • Plan Review: Building plans should have clear details for all construction methods required.  Moisture-control details should be called out in building plans and be easily readable and understood.
  • Contractor and scope review:  Contractors should clearly understand material specs and details that are consistent with the building plans.  Contractors should be able to address tasks that can be overlooked or dismissed between different subcontractors, such as insulating under a bay window, or air-sealing trunk duct penetrations.
  • Foundation Inspection:  Ensure that critical slab features are in place prior to pouring.  Prior to slabs being poured, check that poly, gravel beds, insulation, and reinforcement are installed as specified.  Poly should be directly beneath the slab, and be continuous and without tears.
  • Framing Inspection:  Check treated lumber’s certificates and labels.  When preservative-treated wood is used, check that lumber with the specified level of treatment has been delivered.  Check for proper storage of framing materials already on site, and check for proper storage practices as soon as new materials arrive on site.  Ensure that no corners were cut in the contractors framing practice.
  • Framing and Weather- Barrier Installation:  Check key features of the weather-resistant envelope before siding is installed.  The key features of the building envelope designed to hold moisture out (such as shingle-style, lapped seams on housewrap, and the integration of a weather barrier with flashing details at windows/doors) need to be checked before siding is applied and covers up these details.
  • Window and Door Installation:  Inspect window and door installation procedures.  Because penetrations in the building envelope are a common cause of water problems, inspections of window and door installations are needed.  Ensure that the flashing is installed properly.  Verify window ratings from product labels and certifications.  Window ratings for wind pressure and impact-resistance (if applicable) could be checked on site.
  • Roofing:  Inspect roof sheathing installation in high-wind areas.  Because underlayment is sometimes installed by the framing contractor immediately after completion of roof sheathing, a timely inspection of the sheathing for proper fastening is critical.
  • Insulating and Air-Sealing:   Inspect envelope air-sealing details.  A quick visual inspection should be conducted to verify that major air-leakage areas are corrected.  Blower-door testing can be performed by a professional before building assemblies are closed in to identify and address leakage points.  Inspect entire structure utilizing thermal imaging.
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing: Ensure that all contractors are installing everything correctly and making recommendations as required.