End-of-Home Owners Warranty Inspection

It would be best to have your home inspected before the end of the 10th year after purchasing it. Keep in mind that some warranties may have specific terms on when the 10-year warranty begins (such as at the time of closing or when the builder completed the home), so it’s essential to review your contract and contact us to schedule your inspection a few months before the 10-year mark.

Here are some items that we typically inspect as part of an end-of-home owners warranty report:

  • Drainage around the foundation: This includes evaluating overall site drainage, surface drainage at the foundation, crawl space ventilation, crawl space vapor barrier, crawl space moisture, and conducting a visual inspection for evidence of past/seasonal infiltration.
  • Foundation: We check the perimeter foundation support walls/beams for cracking, settlement, lateral movement, material deterioration, and efflorescence. We also inspect interior foundation support beams/walls for tipping, buckling, damage, settlement or heaving, and material deterioration.
  • Non-structural floor slabs are evaluated for movement or cracking, material deterioration, and other issues.
  • We inspect the roof system, including the rafter frame/trusses, for deflection, cracking, damage, material deterioration, and more.
  • We inspect the brick veneer for cracks in the mortar, bricks, and other issues.

These are just a few examples of what we include in an end-of-home owner’s warranty report.

If your home warranty is about to expire, it’s necessary to prepare for a new home warranty inspection. The end-of-warranty inspection is crucial even when you are considering buying a new house because, without the end-of-warranty inspection report, the builder’s responsibility is dissolved. The recent home warranty inspection must complete before the 10th year of purchasing the house. Based on the contract, this inspection may perform before the completion of 10 years. So you can consult with your contractor and schedule the inspection accordingly.

Over the years, we have found that every house has little secrets, like hairline cracks in a pipe, worn belts on clothes dryers, or minor cracks around the chimney. These secrets may go undetected for years before something worse happens. And all the secrets come pouring out in a deluge in the form of short circuits, significant leaks, seepages, or broken machines. To allay these fears, sellers of home warranties cover repairs of electrical appliances, plumbing, electrical systems, and HVAC. To ensure that the house is in working order, it’s essential to conduct a home efficiency inspection, which will cover the following:

  • electrical audit
  • structural forensics
  • pest inspection
  • structural foundation inspection

Sample Reports

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End-of-Home Owners Warranty Report

We provide home inspection services in Colorado and Houston, including home efficiency audits that local, new home sales consultants rely on for pricing offers. In addition, we offer manufactured-home structural inspections for builders and buyers to identify and address any anomalies. Our team is knowledgeable about the requirements for new home warranty inspections for local companies and regulators. Our end-of-home owner’s warranty inspection services include inspecting the following:

  • Overall site drainage, including drainage around the foundation.
  • Crawlspace ventilation, vapor barrier, and moisture content.
  • Visual inspection for evidence of seasonal infiltration.
  • Perimeter foundation support walls and beams for cracking, settlement, lateral movement, efflorescence, or other signs of deterioration.
  • Interior foundation support walls and beams for tipping, buckling, or any signs of damage.
  • Load-bearing walls and beams for signs of material deterioration.
  • Non-structural floor slabs such as crawlspace or garage for cracking, material deterioration, or other signs of disrepair.
  • Roof rafter frame and trusses for deflection, cracking, material deterioration, and other wear and tear.
  • Brick veneer for cracks in mortar and bricks.

 

A survey from 2002 revealed that around 92% of newly built homes had some structural problem that resulted in long-term expenses for the new homeowners. Therefore, we recommend to have a property inspection done by a local “roof inspection service near me” in the area of the new house. They will know the builders, past work, recurring issues in the locality, and regulatory needs in the area. A recent home warranty inspection is also done to conduct pest inspections for home purchases. This includes checking for termite infestations in the beams, rodents under the house, or other similar infestations. You do not necessarily have to search for “pest inspection companies near me” or “roof inspectors near me” because a new home warranty inspection company will cover all these issues during the house inspection.

When we are contacted for a new home warranty inspection, we send a certified home inspector who will spend approximately two hours examining every part of the house. They will recommend further assessment or repairs based on the final report. We encourage clients to accompany the inspector during the inspection to have all their questions answered and better understand their house. This way, if there are any signs of disrepair or mold growth, or termite infestation, they can spot it themselves.

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