Phase inspections or new construction inspections monitor the progress of a property during the various stages of the building process.
At PROVISION, we offer three (3) phases that assess parts of the home during the construction process; including mechanical components, structural components such as roof and wall, and more. We recommend having all three-phase inspections but you may request these as a group or individually.
The purpose of Phase 1 and Phase 2 inspections are:
To verify the structure is being built according to the plans and specification as provided by the client
To verify that the quality of materials being used is appropriate for the size, class, and type of building being constructed
To verify that the quality of workmanship is appropriate as compared to standard good construction practices that may be beyond the minimum acceptable codes as defined by construction industry standards
Please note that compliance and enforcement in regards to applicable building codes are solely a governmental authority inspection liability.
After Phase 1-3, usually, an "11th Month Warranty" inspection is performed on the property. This inspection is listed under our Residential Inspections.
Phase 1 is an inspection of the slab components and must be completed before the concrete for the foundation is poured. Among other items, we inspect the rebar, supports, and reinforcement members; drainage; any plumbing, HVAC, electrical and/or gas components installed to that point.
Phase 2 is completed after the structure has been “dried in” but immediately before insulation and drywall have been installed (we need to see open studs). Many builders will have a walkthrough with you at this stage of construction – our inspection should occur around the same time as your walkthrough with the builder. Among other items related to the structure, we inspect the foundation, building envelope (e.g., tie-downs properly secured), roof sheathing/covering, interior partitions (e.g., gaps in framing), the location of room walls and closets (if plans have been provided), etc. In regards to mechanical items inspected, we check any plumbing, HVAC, electrical and/or gas components installed to that point (e.g., lights incorrect position, outlets/sockets mounted securely, HVAC condensation and plumbing lines with proper slope, HVAC ductwork installed properly, gas lines mounted securely, etc.).