Why Construction Inspections Are Required

Why Construction Inspections Are Required

March 6, 2019

Building a new home is a costly investment. You want the home to be perfect from design to completion, and you assume the builder does too. Though it’s reasonable to expect that most newly built homes are in top condition, the truth is that you can never be certain everything is handled correctly unless you get an inspection of the property from a third-party source.

You might be skeptical of the need for an engineering inspection in Denver, CO, but it really is a crucial part of the homebuilding process. Read on to find out why:

  • Two phases provide extra guarantee: New construction inspections should be done in two major phases. The first happens when the roof is up but before the drywall is installed. Why is this step important? It ensures that all the basic trades are done well and follow construction standards so you can be sure everything you need for your home is in order before it gets covered up. Sometimes an extra you decided upon is overlooked, so this is the point where a builder can catch it. The second phase is right before a final walk through, and it ensures that everything works as it’s designed to. Having these two levels of inspection will help you sleep easy in your new home, happy that everything you asked for is incorporated and working properly.
  • Local governments are overtaxed: You might think builders who are regulated by the government must have lots of eyes looking over their work, but the truth is that many municipalities cannot actually look carefully at every element of your home. That’s why paying more for an objective inspector who has the time and energy to check everything twice over will pay dividends in the end.
  • Builders contract out work: You probably decided to work with an excellent builder with a strong reputation. That’s great, but most builders—even the best—subcontract out work on the basics like foundation building and framing so they can get the job done more quickly and at a good cost. Builders are often too busy to comb over every individual step of the home build process, so again, bringing in the third party for the inspection can alert you to issues that could cost you a lot down the line.

It should be clear just how important it is to get an engineering inspection in Denver, CO, as well as how important it is to make sure you use a reputable company to do the inspection. If you’re in the market for an inspection, make sure to contact High Plains Engineering & Design, LLC, which has served Hudson and the surrounding areas for over 10 years.

On top of inspections, the team at High Plains Engineering & Design, LLC can offer you a range of solutions for any of your environmental, structural and civil engineering issues during the building process. Call today for an appointment to find out more about the services we offer. We look forward to meeting with you soon!

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