This inspection is one done on new construction. It is NOT a
building inspection in the sense that I review code issues or determine if the
property meets codes. It is to provide an objective evaluation of the
inspected components at the time of the inspection.
- Typically this would be done during a home addition, before the
walls are closed up so the work inside is no longer visible.
- There are specific Standards of Practice for this inspection as
is the web page of the American Society of Home Inspectors that lists
the standards for
- These can be very useful to the owner. As I noted on another
page, I have several years of experience, and I have seen many times
that items are missed or overlooked and the faults are not found until
the walls are 'closed' up. It is always a good idea to have more
than one set of eyes look over the job before things are
enclosed. One mistake can cost someone a lot of money later, and
believe me NO one wants to pay.