When it comes to new home construction, problems can arise. If you’re like most, then you probably worry about something going terribly wrong. There are some steps to take to guarantee that doesn’t happen to you.
Visit the Site Regularly
One of the ways to ease your nerves is to make regular visits to the construction site. This allows you to keep an eye on the progress. Most professional builders won’t mind if you show up to see how things are going. Make plans with the builder to visit the site at least three times for a complete walk through. Here is when it is best to schedule those walkthroughs:
- After survey, once they stake out the property
- Once the builders complete the frame and the mechanical installation begins
- Final walkthrough, once the professionals complete the build
Create a Checklist
For the final walk through of the new home construction, you want to have a checklist with you. You want to be able to point out any imperfections or defects that need fixing before you move in. You can also check out any mistakes that a builder might make. You need to have an in-depth look around the property. Some construction companies may even help you put together a checklist.
Always Speak Up and Know Your Warranty
If anything is wrong with your property, speak up about it. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or speak your mind. Your builder can’t fix the problems unless he or she is aware of it. You have to be vocal about your issues. Additionally, make sure that you know everything about your warranty. Some construction warranties last from one to several years. Some problems won’t appear right away; this is why a warranty is important.
When it comes to new home construction, it’s important that you walk away feeling confident that everything is going according to plan. Make several visits and stay up to date on the construction process.