Final Walk-Through Inspection
RSH Engineering’s Final Walk-Through Inspection (FWTI) is a comprehensive inspection that covers every aspect of your new home. While some builders may hire their inspector to conduct a final walk-through, obtaining an independent report from RSH Engineering before taking possession of the house is in your best interest. Our inspection involves a rigorous 300-point “Engineer’s” checklist, and at the end, you will receive a detailed report with accompanying photos and solutions provided. One of our licensed engineers seals and signs the report. With this detailed report in hand, you can approach your builder with authority and assurance, backed by the expertise of a licensed engineer, rather than a report from a home inspector that the builder is not required to comply with.
- Roof Covering
- Heat Plant
- Water Heater
- Electric Panel
- Electrical (kitchen, baths, laundry)
- Attic Insulation
- Interior Finishes
- Exterior Finishes
Whether you have purchased an old or newly constructed home, conducting a final inspection before moving in is essential. At RSH Engineering, we offer home purchase final walk-through inspection services to ensure the perfect finishing of your new home.
When you hire a builder to construct your house, they assemble a team of contractors to oversee and complete various aspects of the construction process. The foundation crew lays the base, followed by the framing crew, who create the skeletal structure. The sheetrock crew installs the drywall, and then many plumbers, electricians, carpenters, and roofing crew come and install the final fittings to assemble your home. There is room for error in such a long process; that is where the new construction final inspection technicians come in. They conduct the final walk-through inspection and remark upon any repairs or regulatory requirements. They submit a final house walk-through inspection report to give you the green signal to move in.
It is common for builders to recommend their in-house inspector for the final walk-through house inspection. However, hiring an external inspector knowledgeable about the local regulatory requirements and a qualified house inspector is advisable.
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What will we inspect during the new home’s final walk-through?
- Structural integrity
- Roof covering, chimneys, skylight
- Electrical fittings (kitchen, bath, laundry)
- Electrical panel
- Water heater
- Attic insulation
- Doors and windows
- Interior finishing
- Exterior finishing
We thoroughly inspect the entire house during the new home’s final walk-through. A documented report with photos and any necessary changes or maintenance recommendations will be provided. If any issues must be resolved, the builder must respond and make the changes since a certified house inspector prepares the final walk-through inspection report.
As a reputed commercial and residential property inspection company in the area, real estate agents for final inspections frequently consults us. Our engineers arrive with the best equipment to inspect every corner of the house. They ensure that nothing is overlooked and no detail is hidden from you. Suppose you want to buy a fixer-upper or a visually appealing property. In that case, you can call us for a “buying a final house walk-through” to receive an estimate of the work needed and the repair cost.
Regardless of the builder and construction crew’s diligence, there is always a chance of oversight or mistakes during the construction process. This is why final walk-through inspections are crucial. There is a possibility that some of the appliances installed may be faulty or incompatible with the electrical system of the house. There may be unnoticed damage to the roof or foundation. Typically, final walk-through inspections are scheduled after the completion of construction and before the buyer takes ownership of the house. If your new home is in this construction phase, it is advisable to schedule a final house inspection.