The demands of performing a new construction pre-drywall home inspection are remarkably different from inspecting an existing home.

The demands of performing a new construction pre-drywall home inspection are remarkably different from inspecting an existing home.

My 15 years of experience in construction building homes, repairing homes, and training others provides me with the unique skillset and expertise needed to perform thorough new construction inspections. There is no formal training for this type of inspection and blue prints are not provided, so you'll want to make sure you hire an inspector with extensive first-hand knowledge of what to look for. Thankfully, we have years of experience and can inspect your new construction home the right way.

Southern Magnolia Home Inspections is a trusted new construction home inspection company serving Fort Mill, SC, Charlotte, NC and all surrounding areas. We have a keen eye for detail, and we know how to spot seemingly minor issues that could lead to major problems down the line. When you hire us for your new construction inspection, our goal is to help the builder deliver you a better home and limit disruptions for problems after you close.

My pre-drywall inspection will inspect the exterior house-wrap, framing, plumbing rough-ins, HVAC ductwork, electrical wiring, roof and floor system framing with specific attention to all engineered products, windows and doors. The pre-drywall inspection has a starting cost of $325 (prices will vary depending on the size of the home). As an included bonus, all pre-drywall inspections include labeled pictures of all interior and exterior walls so you have a photographic catalogue to reference in the future.
Call today to schedule your pre-drywall and save $100 on your final inspection!

Most builders use engineered, manufactured roof trusses in the construction of the home. It is extremely common for some of the trusses to sustain damage during the delivery or installation of them. Truss repairs are easily made during the pre-drywall phase of construction when the truss system is completely accessible. It is also much easier to find damaged trusses during this phase, especially since a lot of the damages are hidden by blown insulation later and will not be visible. All truss repairs should be completed in accordance with either a structural engineer's letter of repair or a stamped repair letter from the truss manufacturer, and you should receive a copy of this repair for your records. If a truss repair is completed in your home, I always recommend stapling a copy of the repair letter in the attic for a future home inspector to find, because any altered or repaired trusses found in your attic will make it on the report and having the document to prove it is completed correctly will help you save time and money. Pre-drywall inspections are so important to help identify these truss issues early, have them repaired by the builder, and ensure you have the documentation needed to protect your investment in the future.