We provide home inspections in all
Waxhaw, Gastonia, Belmont, Clover, York, Lake Wylie,
Spartanburg, Greenville, Pineville,
Matthews, Weddington, Lake Norman, Indian Trail, Concord, Mooresville, Mint
Hill, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Indian Land, Lancaster, Chester, Gaffney, and the
surrounding areas in SC & NC. We do home inspections in Sun City Carolina Lakes, Fort Mill,
"END OF YEAR" BUILDER WARRANTY INSPECTIONS
Most home owners focus on cosmetic issues and create a punch list for the
builder prior to the end of the 1st year, when the warranty expires. Frankly,
the home owner is focuses on the wrong things! It's the systems and
structural issues that will come back to haunt you when you are ready to sell
the home, not the absence of caulk around floor molding. Experience tells us
that most major construction defects go unnoticed until the home is re-sold.
Unfortunately, they are then discovered by the buyer's home inspector.
By this time, the defects could cost many thousands of dollars to repair. These
defects, unnoticed to the untrained eye, may result in subsequent damage such as
rot, mold, etc. Other defects, such as electrical, furnace, or fireplace defects
are fire hazards that could leave you homeless or worse...dead. We want to help
you avoid the possibility of future costly repairs. That is why we offer our
"End of One Year Builder's Warranty Inspection."
When a home is being built, the builder or site superintendent
is seldom on site for more than 60 minutes a day (sometimes they never set foot
on the site). During that time, they are dealing with all types of problems and
details. The master electrician is not on-site...he's out drumming up new
business. The same thing goes for the framing contractor, plumber, and the owner
of the HVAC company. Often, it's the apprentice who is actually building your
home. Many sub-contractors are used, and these days most can't speak English,
which makes communication with the superintendent difficult. Each has their own
specific job and schedule. And that's all that they care about. For example, if
a floor joist is in the way of the plumber, the solution is to cut it out! It is
up to the builder or superintendent to check and ensure the home and all its
complex systems are in proper working condition and are installed according to
code. But frankly, they can't go behind each sub-contractor and monitor every
aspect of their job.
Think you can depend on the local building inspector to
ensure your home is built in compliance with national standards? Think
again. A building inspector visits the home a few times during construction, but
never for more than 20 minutes at a time. They inspect about 40 homes a day
(that's if one of his co-workers hasn't called in sick). He doesn't test every
window, every door, every outlet. He doesn't crawl under the house or through
the attic. He may not even get out of the truck if he is on good terms with the
builder. Sadly, a simple "how's it going" may suffice.
At Alpha & Omega Home Inspections, we work for YOU - not the
builder! Order a home warranty inspection today - before your one year
builder warranty runs out!
See our sample reports for new homes. That will give you a
good idea of the defects your home may contain.
inspection covers hundreds of items and includes testing of all
systems, components, appliances, and the electrical installation. All visible
defects will be noted, including but not limited to manufacturer and/or
contractors flaws, not visible to the untrained eye. This "last chance"
inspection, is essential in providing you with the peace of mind you deserve.