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The Importance of Inspecting Newly Built Homes 

Building a new home is an exciting endeavor, but even newly constructed properties can have hidden issues that may not be immediately apparent. That’s why it’s crucial to conduct a thorough home inspection after construction is complete.


Identifying Construction Defects:

Despite the best efforts of builders and contractors, construction defects can occur in newly built homes. These defects can range from minor cosmetic issues to significant structural problems. By hiring a professional home inspector, homeowners can identify and address these defects early on, before they worsen and become more expensive to fix.


Ensuring Compliance with Building Codes:

Building codes are put in place to ensure the safety and structural integrity of homes. However, it’s not uncommon for builders to overlook certain code requirements during construction. A thorough inspection will help ensure that your new home meets all local building codes, providing you with the peace of mind that it is constructed to the highest standards.


Verifying the Quality of Workmanship:

Even reputable builders can make mistakes or cut corners during the construction process. An inspection conducted by a qualified home inspector can assess the overall quality of workmanship, checking for any signs of substandard construction. This includes examining the foundation, framing, electrical systems, plumbing, HVAC, and other critical components to ensure they are installed correctly.


Detecting Hidden Issues:

Not all issues in a newly built home are visible to the naked eye. Some problems may be concealed behind walls, under floors, or in inaccessible areas. An experienced home inspector will use specialized tools and techniques to uncover these hidden issues, such as hidden water leaks, faulty wiring, inadequate insulation, or improper ventilation. Detecting these problems early on can save homeowners from costly repairs down the line.



Protecting Home Warranty:

Most new homes come with warranties from the builder, covering certain aspects of construction. However, these warranties typically have limited timeframes and only cover specific issues. By conducting a comprehensive inspection before the warranty expires, homeowners can identify any potential problems that may be covered under the warranty and have them addressed promptly, saving them from future expenses.


Ensuring Home Safety:

Safety should be a top priority for any homeowner. An inspection of a newly built home includes assessing safety features such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, electrical systems, fire-resistant materials, and proper egress in case of emergencies. Identifying and rectifying any safety concerns early on will provide homeowners with peace of mind and protect their loved ones.


Understanding the Home’s Condition:

A detailed inspection report will provide homeowners with a comprehensive understanding of their new home’s condition. This knowledge enables them to make informed decisions regarding any necessary repairs, maintenance, or upgrades. It also helps set realistic expectations about the home’s condition, potential future costs, and overall value.


Top To Bottom Home Inspection in Myrtle Beach is committed to helping homeowners protect their investment and providing them with peace of mind through comprehensive inspections.






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A new home construction inspection can find hidden problems before they become major headaches!

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Owner John Pate has a strong background in the construction and real estate industries. Plus, his association with realtors, lenders and real estate attorneys gives him a broader view of the business than most.

John’s commitment to the Myrtle Beach-Horry County area is evident in the more than 100 5 Star Reviews and numerous referrals the company receives. He takes time to explain the inspection results contained in Top To Bottom’s comprehensive report, most of which are provided the same day of the inspection.


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Stephen Blyth provides home and condo inspections, as well as new construction inspections during and before occupancy.

He is a successful home builder and holds an Unrestricted Supervisors license in Massachusettes. Steve holds a septic installers license in NH. I am very familiar with the permitting process for various projects to include Conservation and planning Board agenda’s. Also competent in heavy equipment projects and road construction. NH Home Inspector LIc #00546, South Carolina Home Inspector Lic#  49232, Licensed NH Real Estate Sales person. Published in “Property Value Maximizer” by Rymor Publishing Group. Inter Nashi certified. PTAP member(State of NH).Commercial drone license. As a home builder I possess all skills necessary in interior carpentry, cabinetry, rough framing and all facets of construction, along with the knowledge of current code requirements and reading blueprints





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