Different types of building inspections

by | May 19, 2021

building inspections

Home renovations are a whole world of work, that’s for sure. But one of the most important steps in home renovations is to work accordingly with regulations, local laws, and norms to ensure the safety and durability of buildings and homes.

So, to be sure it is all being done the right way you should know in advance the different types of building inspections you could be facing at any time and which one can be helpful in your case.

Building inspectors have the responsibility to make sure that every infrastructure is totally safe and working properly, so they check that each one complies with ordinances, building codes, and local laws. They must approve the structural integrity and usage of materials so they comply with established quality standards.

To know more in detail what it is about, you will find some different types of inspections differentiated by specialties related to specific areas in a building or home. One of the main differences concerns whether it is a new home or an existing one.



Inspection of an existing property:



Building and pest inspection: related to the evaluation of signs of deterioration, damage, or failures and calculate the repair costs. This is ideal for those who are willing to buy an existing property, so this pre-purchase inspection can make a huge difference in the purchase decision.

A pest inspection is key in preventing delicate problems related to the presence of insects or animals that can represent a danger to the health of people who will occupy the property. This is mainly important especially when related to families with kids.

Special purpose inspections: designed to check issues that appear randomly or for a period of time, so they aim to identify failures and defects such as walls, beams, and timber decks. These are dedicated to check details and to give a clearer view of the real conditions of the property to know if the price to pay is appropriate or if future renovations that will be necessary should be taken into account.



Inspections during the construction of a property:


These are dedicated to ensuring that constructors are following the proper building construction techniques and using only safe and quality materials. These are ideal for those who are about to buy a new property so they know everything was made according to quality parameters, avoiding future issues related to bad construction.

The most common stages included in this type of inspection are related to footing inspection, slab inspection, fixing stage, handover inspection, frames inspection, use of materials inspection, lock-up inspection, and practical completion stage.

So, these types of inspections give people the safety to be in front of a safe and durable construction which can be very helpful to new buyers. It helps to avoid possible future problems caused by failures in the construction phase, and that could be prevented when detected in an inspection.

For more details or information don’t hesitate to contact us at Carolina Custom Homes, we´ll be happy to clear your doubts.

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran, owner of Carolina Development and Properties, LLC, and its affiliate, Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations, LLC, has been building homes in the Charlotte area for over 20 years. Mike graduated with a degree in Construction Management from East Carolina University and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Queens University in Charlotte. He has been a Licensed General Contractor since 1999 and currently holds this designation in both North and South Carolina. Mike is also a Certified Green Professional and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations is also an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.

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