After your home is fully built or renovated, your builder will accompany you in a final walkthrough or a final inspection. The builder should answer all your questions as you check the quality of work they have carried out.
During a walkthrough, you have to be very careful and you should be extremely keen on even the littlest details to ensure that the construction has met your standards before you let the builder go.
There are numerous things you have to pay attention to in a final walkthrough. For instance, you have to check if the bathroom tiles were aligned straightly and if the tile grout was applied neatly. A good quality construction company will ensure that tiles were placed as perfect as they can be.
Another thing you have to look out for is the evenness of the paint on your walls. Carefully inspect if the paint was applied evenly and if there are any bumps under the paint. The walls should have been cleaned and made even before coated with paint.
A newly constructed home shouldn’t have any creaky steps on the floor or stairs. Watch out for unusual creaking sounds as you walk around the house.
There are some windows that are tricky to install, but this shouldn’t be a problem with a reliable construction company. A sign of good quality are windows that can be opened smoothly. Check if the frames were fit perfectly and make sure that there are no gaps; windows that aren’t installed properly will affect the insulation as well as energy consumption in your home.
Don’t neglect small details in checking your newly built home. Check every light switch and inspect every light fixtures. Everything should work well and there should be no sound coming from your lights. A buzzing sound from a light fixture might cause dangerous problems such as an electrical short circuit.
Inspect every faucet, the shower, and the toilet flush. Observe if the water pressure is good and be on the lookout for any sign of leaking.