Residential & Commercial Inspections
Eagle Property Inspections believes best practice is having a trained, professionally objective home inspector inspect your new home BEFORE the drywall is installed. EPI inspectors are trained to be thorough and detailed with every inspection. These inspections include both interior and exterior (note: often we are unauthorized to walk on the roof during this phase of building). Saying a 'pre-drywall inspection is important' is an understatement. This is your final chance to discover flaws that may be very difficult and possibly quite expensive to modify after the drywall is installed. Builders make mistakes, and the city/county inspectors often fail to inspect the property to the degree that our inspectors do. Believe us when we say that we always dicover flaws during these inspections.
Broken trusses, twisted/damaged framing members, missing hangers/strapping, shims/posts not welded to beams, siding fasteners improperly installed, broken window panes, improper application of stucco, missing paint/sealants, electrical & plumbing errors.
Examples of flaws discovered during Pre-Drywall Inspections:
PRE/POST DRYWALL INSPECTIONS
People ask, "why do I need to have an inspection on my new-build property when the city or county inspectors have already inspected the property?" Again, just like pre-drywall, builders make mistakes, and the city and county inspectors often fail to inspect the property to the degree that our inspectors do. We recommend this inspection prior to closing. This way, you can show the results of our inspection to the builder before you sign on the dotted line! This inspection also includes cosmetic deficiencies. Every new-build has them! Would you buy a brand new white car with black paint splattered on it or a big scratch on the hood? Our inspectors take the time to discover these flaws and include them in the report with location details so you know exactly where to find them.
This phase should be completed before the walk-through with your builder.