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Old 05-08-2009, 07:25 AM
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A lot of ppl have told me to have an inspection done at the sheet rocking stage of having my home built. Anyone know if this is necessary (I know its not required) and the pros of having this done? Thanks!!
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:13 AM
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Our inspection was just done in for the "pre-sheetrock" stage, and our inspector found plenty of small things that need to be corrected before the sheetrock goes up, so I am glad I spent the money on the inspector, because the obvious flaws that I noticed, he also noticed, but it was all the small stuff that needed to be addressed that I wasn't even looking for or thinking about. I guess it's up to you, but when you do your walkthrough with the builder, look at all the small things...our most noticeable issue was the lack of nuts on the anchors between the foundation and the exterior walls. The joist straps and such would be hard to know what you are looking for unless you were a trained professional, but I think anyone can notice missing nuts as long as you know to look for them. Also make sure your studs on the lower level are no more than 16" apart, take a tape with you...if they are wider, have additional studs installed. Then, pay attention to the condition of the wood used in your house, for studs, frames, bathrooms, etc...and make sure there are no noticable high spots, low spots, wavy floors, squishy floors, etc...for your upstairs subfloor. Beyond that, you would likely need a professional to look over all the wiring, plumbing, etc..
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