New Construction and Builder Warranty Inspections

3 Things Buyer's Of New Construction
Need To Know BEFORE Their
Builder's Warranty Expires!

Over the last several years, I've heard Buyers of New Home Construction in all over New Jersey, repeat the same three reasons over and over again as to why they didn't get a New Home Inspection and a New Home Warranty Inspection, and the truth of the matter is they were mistaken. Here's what they thought:

Reason #1: I Trust My Builder!

The reality today is that most home builders don't even have tools and equipment. The fact is most new home builders are financiers and occasionally job site managers.
Who actually builds your new home are the sub-contractors that the builder hires to do the work. So whether your new home is built correctly and complies with the current building code strictly depends on the knowledge and skill of the sub-contractors. And speaking candidly, the quality of the sub-contractors varies greatly. And some sub-contractors are unlicensed and unregulated, so who's looking over their shoulder?
Certainly not the builder, building code official, the bank, and especially you!

Reason #2: The House Is New What Could Be Wrong?

Even though all of the parts of the house you come in contact with each and every day appear fine, there's a lot more to your house than meets the layman's eye.

Here's the real issue; were the mechanical and structural components of the house put together properly?  And truthfully, most homeowners don't have the knowledge or skill to judge that aspect of a new home.

So here's what happens in many cases. You go to sell your new home sometime in the future. The buyer hires a home inspector to evaluate the property for them.  And low and behold the buyer's home inspector finds lots of things that were done improperly by the sub-contractors and now the buyer wants you to make the necessary repairs.

So I'll ask you again, why should you pay for someone else's mistakes?

Reason # 3: The Municipal Building Inspector Inspected The Home!

Here is a True Consumer Safeguard that has sadly gone bad!

Because of the housing boom over the last decade, many Municipal Building Inspectors are forced to conduct 40 to 70 inspections daily. These inspections have been reduced from quality checks to "drive by" glances.  Let's face it, many of these officials are over-worked, underpaid and unmotivated.  So who is really looking out for you?

Still Not Convinced?
See the Photos Below

So here's the long and short of the matter: You Need An Independent Evaluation Of The Property By a State of New Jersey Licensed & Professional Home Inspector To Protect Your Interests!

So call Peter W. Bennett, owner of A Full House Inspection Co. LLC today and I will personally evaluate your home from the foundation to the roof and all areas in between and produce a list of issues that you can give to your Builder so that he can pay for his own mistakes and you won't get stuck holding the bag for future repairs.

For the past 10 years, thousands of home buyers and sellers have chosen Peter and A Full House Inspection Co. LLC. That many families can't be wrong!

Call 732-758-9887
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Check Out This
Major Foundation Defect

This Home has a NEW JERSEY ENERGY STAR HOMES CERTIFICATE. With the aid of infrared thermal imaging, I detected NO INSULATION IN THE REAR TWO THIRDS OF THIS NEW HOME IN NEW JERSEY. No wonder the owner complained about a $600 heating bill. Schedule Your Warranty Inspection Now!

You Can't Correct What You Can't Detect.  The image above shows the insulation defect versus the visible image below.

Here are two images of sample reports which illustrate the importance of conducting a new home warranty inspection with infrared thermal imaging.

The image below is one page from
a new construction inspection report

Roof Shingle Installation Defect
Raised Nail Heads

The window below, in this three month old, Monmouth County, New Jersey home, is leaking air (dark purple area) which the builder is required to fix.


The image below shows heat loss,
most notably at the middle of the chimney chase, and adjacent the windows, due to missing insulation, which is a defect.