Final Walk-Through Inspection

RSH’s FWTI covers every aspect of your new home and can be utilized as the final report. Some builders will hire an inspector to do this “final walk-through” but it is in your interest to get an independent report from RSH Engineering prior to taking possession of the house.  Why?  Because, we conduct an exhaustive inspection with a rigorous 300-point “Engineer’s” checklist.  At the end, you will possess a clear report documented with photos with solutions provided, sealed and signed by one of our professional and licensed engineers.  You will be armed with the detailed report and be able to approach your builder with authority, backed by a licensed engineer versus a report from a home inspector that the builder does not have to comply with.

  1. Structural
  2. Roof Covering
  3. Heat Plant
  4. Water Heater
  5. Electric Panel
  6. Electrical (kitchen, baths, laundry)
  7. Appliances
  8. Attic Insulation
  9. Bath-Wall-Tile
  10. Doors
  11. Windows
  12. Fireplace
  13. Interior Finishes
  14. Exterior Finishes

Whether you have purchased an old house or a newly constructed home, before signing off and moving in a final house inspection is a prudent step to a peaceful life in the new abode. At RSH Engineering we offer home purchase final walkthrough inspection services where we do a thorough inspection of the entire house to ensure that it has been perfectly finished.

When you commission a builder to construct your house, they assemble a team of contractors to oversee and complete various aspects of the house. So, the first entrant will be the foundation crew that will lay the base for your house. Next up is the framing crew who will create the skeletal structure around which your home will be built. After this the sheetrock crew will install the drywall. In between a myriad crew of plumbers, electricians, carpenters, and roofing crew will come and make install the final fittings that will assemble the pieces of your house into a formidable structure where your family will live for long years. In such a long process that is completely visualized and built by humans, there is room for error and that is where the new construction final inspection technicians arrive. They will conduct the final walk through inspections and remark upon any repairs or regulatory requirements and submit the final house walk through inspection report to give you a green signal to move in.

Often the builder will recommend their in-house inspector for conducting the final walk-through house inspection. However, it would be wiser to call in an external inspector who knows the local regulatory needs and is a qualified house inspector.

What will be inspected during the new home final walk through?

  • Structural integrity
  • Roof covering, chimneys, skylight
  • Electrical fittings (kitchen, bath, laundry)
  • Electrical panel
  • HVAC
  • Appliances
  • Water heater
  • Attic insulation
  • Tiling
  • Plumbing
  • Doors and windows
  • Interior finishing
  • Exterior finishing

The entire final walk-through home inspection report will cover documented report with photos and any recommendations for changes or maintenance that will be sealed and signed by a licensed engineer. So, if there are any issues that must be resolved the builder will be compelled to respond and make the changes since the final walk-through inspection report is prepared by a certified house inspector.

We are frequently consulted by agents for real estate final inspection as we are reputed in the area for our work as commercial and residential property inspectors. For home buying final walk through our engineers will arrive with the best equipment to inspect every corner of the house and highlight and ensure that nothing is overlooked, or no detail is hidden from you. If you are particularly keen on a piece of property that may be a fixer-upper or is visually attractive, you can call us for the “buying a house final walk through” and we can give you an estimate of how much work will be needed and how much the repair work may cost you.

Irrespective of the diligence of the builder and skills of the crew and interim inspections during the construction phase, there may be a chance of an oversight. Hence, final walk through inspections are important. There is a chance the any of the appliance that have been fitted are faulty or incompatible with the house electrical system. There may have been some damage done to the roof or the foundation after it was completed that nobody noticed. Typically, final walk through inspections are scheduled after completion of construction before the buyer takes ownership of the house. So, if your new house is in that phase of construction, then it is time to dial for final house inspection.