A pre-delivery home inspection (PDI) is often commissioned by the buyer to inspect a newly built home. Usually, a pre-delivery home inspection takes place before closing. This inspection gives you the opportunity to review your home with an objective third party, your inspector.
Since a pre-delivery home inspection takes place before closing, major items may have been overlooked by the builder before the move in date. The home inspector is there to evaluate the integrity of the house and ensure all the major systems in the house have been installed and are functioning correctly. Additionally, the inspection helps to ensure that all terms of the contract have been met and the home has been substantially completed. Any noted defects are added to a punch list for completion prior to closing. Often a second inspection is conducted to ensure that the defects have been corrected. Full copies of our completed inspection reports are often available the following day via email, website link, or physical copy.
A standard pre-delivery home inspection report often includes but is not limited to the following:
What’s generally included?
- Heating, Air Conditioning
- Ventilation System
- Electrical Panel, Outlets
- Plumbing System, Plumbing Fixtures
- Basement, Foundation, Crawl Spaces
- Doors, Windows, Closets, Floors
- Major Built-in Appliances (if provided by the builder)
- Interior Finishes
- Grading, Sod
- Exterior Cladding
- Roof Ventilation