a private inspection is a must when building a new house

as first time home buyers my husband and I were clueless about a lot of things. After reading horror stories online we became weary. We wanted to make sure that we did everything we possibly could to avoid mishaps and, in the event that anything went wrong we weren’t sitting in a puddle of “shoulda woulda coulda” at the end of it all.

Our project manager at Ryan Homes was wonderful and his crew was pretty attentive and even then there were a few items that the inspector caught that saved them from having to do double work and saved us from headaches/issues in the future.

In the perfect world we expect everything to be done to code when paying such a high price but human error happens. In our case there were some anchors and bolts missing or not secured. There were a few raised seams and a potential leak. There was a pipe that was out of the wall cavity that would have been covered and required to tear down the walls to fix. We also had some torn ducts and another full of water. I know for a fact that we wouldn’t have been able to identify most of the things that our inspector found.

Getting a private pre-dry wall inspection and final inspection really gave us peace of mind and was actually helpful to everyone involved. I hope this helps if you’re second guessing it. To us, the long-term benefit was worth the short-term cost.