David Lightner, CMI

Owner / Inspector

NJ Home Inspector Lic.24GI00104200

NJDEP Radon MET12884



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Builder's One-Year Warranty Inspection

                                                                       Call to schedule at

(848) 565-7741

An increasing number of people who are purchasing new homes today are beginning to understand the merits of having their home inspected during and after construction. Whether it is a “Phased” inspection (footings through completion), a new home inspection will provide you with an independent third-party set of eyes to ensure your home is constructed to your standards.

 Typically the builder today has only supervisory personnel on staff and relies heavily on subcontractors for the construction of your home. These contractors were often the “low bidder” on the project and frequently cut corners. The site foreman is often asked to supervise more work than they can handle and could miss critical areas of the home. I will act as your technical advisor on questions of quality control and the performance of materials and systems.

 Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a “punch list” of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. The builder will want your ‘punch list’ submitted by the beginning of the 11th month. You will need to conduct this inspection the month prior to allow you time to complete the forms. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain a thorough inspection to help create a list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road after the warranty has expired.

 A Home Pride, New Home/One-Year Warranty Inspection provides you with peace of mind, even if no defects are found.


                                               Call us to schedule at

(848) 565-7741