First and foremost, my husband and I have always said that we would do pre drywall inspection as well as a pre settlement inspection. One or two neighbors did exclaim "But isn't that expensive?" I always responded with "It's a lot cheaper than any possible repairs that would cost me nothing if they were fixed before I moved in."
I received my inspection report by email only a few hours after it was completed. Love it! While reading the report I was very surprised to discover that in my place my PM actually walked the house with my inspector. Score one star for M.
My report boiled down to a few issues that should be repaired BEFORE drywall. He stressed this many times as he noted that they were preparing for insulation. I guess he was worried that they may just cover up any defects.
Jack strap (what the hell is that?!) missing in the corner as soon as you walk through front door and on the second floor in almost identical spot. (BTW if you google "jack strap" some non construction images pop up)
Water ponding in area before entering master bath (see why I am glad it rained?) He also noted a water leak in both bathrooms only because of the angle of the pipe and probably because vent collars had yet to be installed.
|Can you imagine the disaster this would have been?|
Window in back left corner was not plumb- which would answer on the problem written on the floor
Plenty of water in pan beneath high efficiency furnace
There were couple of other minor issues that need to be corrected like vent in the kitchen needed to be properly secured but otherwise things are looking good. I will definitely follow up and make sure these issues have been repair before drywall.