Please Get New Construction Inspected By a Private Home Inspector that knows what they are looking at; holy crap!!!!!

In beautiful and scenic Hendersonville today…….Below is a recent new construction inspection in the $800k range with approved codes tags hangin.  These issues can all be properly addressed….but not if they are not discovered!

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Foundation anchor bolt missing nut and washer.

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Foundation anchor bolt missing nut and washer.

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Foundation anchor bolt missing nut and washer.

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Foundation anchor bolt missing nut and washer….getting the theme here; all anchor nuts and washers missing…must not have been on the truck!

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I joist section completely removed to accommodate plumbing for toilet; sub-floor flexes over time; causes toilet to leak; wipes out sub-flooring if not caught quickly.

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Foundation section that is inactive that may be designed to carry the supports of a major beam at the 1st level; not sure if this was the case or not; had to ask the builder’s engineer; jury still out. I went back to reinspect and blocking had been added over the perimter foundation sections to be in contact with the subfloor.  Guess these foundation sections were supposed to be load bearing. Ha!

20161114_125235Small wood shims in girder/foundation load path; seems like a shame to go to all that trouble to have masons pour footings and set block and framers to install 3 ply 2×12 girder to have bearing on a couple of wood shims; I wonder if these will compress over time?

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Hell yes they will!  This is NOT from the subject home.  This is a thin wood shim from a 15 year old structure but is an example of what the future holds and why steel bearing plates should be used for shimming.

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And what would a new construction build be without a little fungal growth.

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Once framed over and enclosed, crawl spaces do not get set up until the last phase of construction promoting elevated humidity.

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Really; venting a crawl space to the exterior with insulation in the joist bays does not make sense in Middle TN; too humid.  This should not be an option; but unfortunately still is.  Encapsulate and ventilate is my battle cry.

 

 

Seeing Knowing Getting my new construction home inspected by a private home inspector that knows what they are doing and has REAL experience (at least 1000 + solo personally performed) and REAL credentials (ASHI, ICC Cert., AARST cert., TN Fire Marshal Codes cert.)

Inspector Bill Carlson

 

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One Response to Please Get New Construction Inspected By a Private Home Inspector that knows what they are looking at; holy crap!!!!!

  1. Jana Sinclair says:

    Yay Bill!!!

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