As first time new construction home buyers my husband and I were clueless about a lot of things. We read horror stories online and learned that hiring an additional inspector could help ease issues. We wanted to make sure that we did everything we possibly could to avoid mishaps with the new construction. 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 attentive. Even him being on top of it there were a few things that the private inspector caught that saved us from double work and headaches/issues in the future. We also avoided any potential delays with moving in.
When you’re paying such a high price you expect flawless work but it’s not always the case. There were some anchors and bolts missing or not secured in our home. There were a few raised seams and a potential leak. We learned that there was a pipe sticking out of the wall cavity. We discovered torn ducts and sitting water in some areas. I know that as newbies we wouldn’t have been able to identify the things that our private inspector found.
The private pre-dry wall inspection and final inspection was helpful to everyone involved. I hope this helps if you’re second guessing it, at the very least you’ll have peace of mind. In my opinion the long-term benefit was worth the short-term cost.