I have dealt with Inspectors, Engineers, Architects, and Clerk of the Works for years and years, and tell you what.
A comment like that from a Builder would only mean that the Contractor might be a little paranoid that someone might find some of his shortcuts and improvised in the Building process to save what he calls a savings to help out the Consumer.
Now the truth comes out, but he does not know that.
How are you sir, I have been hired by the Client and future owner of this house to examine the condition thereof.
Grumble,grumble, I am sure that if you have provided in executing the provisions of the Contractural Agreements agreed upon, you should not have to worry about anything, and if I find something that should be corrected, you will be the first to know and explain why.
Please feel free to accompany me in my walk through as your explanition might help in context should I find something worthy of discussion.
As always, my client chose to have me here basically to keep everyone honest and that is of course why she chose a NACHI Inspector.
Thank you for your cooperation and have a nice day, and now I go home and write the report. He will not be a happy camper. ha. ha.