Originally Posted By: mlong
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I’m sure this topic has probably been addressed before, but when I try to do a search, i get a mind boggling number of posts that have the words, new or construction or inspections. Perhaps I’m not searching correctly.
Anyway, I was approached by a banker to do an inspection of a new home as it is being constructed. Even though this home would be built in an area that has building codes and would be inspected by county inspectors at various stages, he wanted another objective party to do addtional inspections. He mentioned that a friend of his did this when building his home and paid approximately $1,500 for the service.
Have any of you had experience with this type of inspection? I could use some guidance. At what stages would inspections be done? How many?
How to set fees? How to report?, etc.
My impression is that this type of inspection would have a different scope than the typical inspection done on an older/already built home. Besides the normal things covered under the typical home inspection, or code violations that should be picked up by the county inspector, this person gave me the impression that he would also like feedback on things that I would call "quality of construction" issues. Since, I, like many of you, have a fairly extensive home building background, I would be comfortable doing this and think that I could do this, but I would appreciate some guidance from anyone that may have actual experience with this.