1. Checking the foundation and structure:
Make sure that the foundation and structure are in good condition. Look for any signs of cracks or damage.
2. Exterior inspection:
Inspect the exterior of the home for any signs of damage, such as cracks in the siding or roofing material.
3. Roofing and attic inspection:
Check the roofing material to make sure there are no tears or leaks, and inspect the attic to make sure there is adequate insulation.
4. Electrical wiring and system:
Make sure all of the electrical wiring is up to code and check the electrical panel to make sure it is properly labeled and functioning correctly.
5. Plumbing and fixtures:
Inspect all of the plumbing fixtures for leaks or damage, and check the water pressure to make sure it is adequate.
6. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC):
Make sure the HVAC system is properly sized for the home and functioning correctly.
7. Windows, doors, siding, trim, and roofing material:
Inspect all of these features for signs of damage or wear.
8. Garage door operation:
Garage door operation:
9. Lawn sprinkler system:
Test the lawn sprinkler system to make sure i is functioning correctly.
10. Examining the home for any health and safety hazards:
Look for any potential safety hazards, such as exposed wires or faulty smoke detectors.
11. Requesting a final walk-through with the builder before closing on the home:
Request a final walk-through with the builder before closing on your new home to make sure all of your concerns have been addressed.