You just had a brand new home built. This means all work was performed correctly and nothing was over looked, Right? Think again. Often times builders are under deadlines and take shortcuts in order to meet deadlines or avoid cost overruns.
What is an 11th Month Warranty Inspection?
An 11th Month Warranty inspection is performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented your client with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for accessible areas.
Why do I Need an 11th Month Warranty Inspection?
Most builders offer a one-year warranty on a new home. We’ll come out during the 11th month and perform a full home inspection before the builder’s warranty expires. Our non-invasive inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the interior and exterior of the structure, including its major systems and components. Following your inspection, you will receive a comprehensive report, complete with photos, that includes information on any material defects observed on the date of the inspection. Armed with this information, you can take any necessary steps to hold your builder and his subcontractors to their warranties while they’re still in force.
What’s Covered in an 11th Month Warranty Inspection?
From an inspection standpoint an 11th month warranty inspection is no different than any other inspection. During an 11th month warranty inspection the same exact guidelines and standards are performed as detailed in our Standard Home Inspection. The difference is that the Seller arranges and pays for the inspection in order to discover any defects existing in the home prior to the expiration of their 1 year builder’s warranty. For further information on what’s inspected during an 11th month warranty inspection see our article “What’s covered in a Home Inspection?”