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Old 2008-03-10, 11:41 PM
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Cool re: Acker Home Inspection Services

I have a question for the inspectr ;D

I am wondering what the most overlooked item is with new homes? Also, what are the main things i should look at for my framewalk?

Please list no names of builders, or say anything that would give a particular builder away... please just general info.

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I have a question for the inspectr ;D

I am wondering what the most overlooked item is with new homes? Also, what are the main things i should look at for my framewalk?

Every home has its own "personality", so things found one home to the next will vary. Right now we are seeing winter-built homes, so builders are having certain challenges. Exterior work, such as masonry, siding/fascia/soffeting, roofing, and sealing are currently the most vulnerable areas for the trades. For framework, this week's concern is getting any interior snow out of the structure and allowing proper dry-out. Watching you home being built can be interesting, however while it is being built your viewing should only be done from the safety of your car. Watch sheathing for continuity and completeness; watch air barrier or rigid insulation installation with the area of most concern being at the windows and door openings where there is a greater risk of water and air infiltration if not done correctly. If possible, look for evidence that the sill plate is sealed at the foundation. The three common methods for sealing are imbedding the sill board in a bed of mortar, the use of a sill gasket, or caulking. The sill board should be anchored to the foundation.

Hope this helps!
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