New home construction or renovation is a complex process involving lots of different trades. While it is the job of your general contractor to make sure that tasks are done correctly, Sun Valley Home Inspections can serve as your objective outside source to monitor your building progress and quality. During the inspections we compare the quality of workmanship on your home to the National Home Builders Association (NAHB) Residential Construction Performance Guidelines. It’s imperative to have someone on your side during all of the key stages of a home's construction process.
SVHI proposes a multi-visit construction inspection package that might include a site visit at the conclusion of any or all of the following key stages: Foundation, framing, rough plumbing, electrical and mechanical, insulation and drywall, and pre-closing. Call to discuss your project and to learn more about our Construction Progress Inspection service.
Your new home is under a builder warranty for one year. Do not let this warranty expire without seriously considering a Sun Valley Home Inspections New Home Warranty One-Year Anniversary inspection. This inspection will provide your builder with a written summary of any defects to be corrected while your home is still under warranty and provide you with the comfort of knowing that you have taken an important step to protect your new investment. Schedule a New Home Warranty home inspection before your warranty expires and save yourself the expense of repairs later that should and could have been done by the builder at no cost.
SVHI is partnered with Harrison Engineering LLC to perform On-site Inspections and Engineering Foundation Certifications for the Mobile Home industry to ensure conformance to federal government regulations for mortgage lenders, loan officers, real estate agents, insurance agents, and home owners. If the manufactured (mobile) home foundation is in conformance with governing HUD/FHA, VA, and Conventional Lending standard, we issue a Engineer's Foundation Certification to ensure that loan guidelines are met.
Thermal Imaging is used as an accompanying technique to help confirm or verify areas of concern that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Roof leaks and water damage can go unnoticed to the naked eye. Infrared thermal imaging identifies problems including water intrusion, plumbing leaks, ductwork, insulation, energy loss and overheating electrical components.
Thermal imaging also helps our inspector to verify the functional operation of radiant heating systems that would otherwise be undetectable. Although infrared thermal imaging is a far better diagnostic tool than the naked eye, it does not guarantee 100% accuracy.
When possible, other tools are used to verify thermal Images, but even with these considerations we do not claim to have x-ray vision. Conditions may change and cause the apparent temperature readings revealed in thermal images to be different at any given time.
SVHI is proud to use industry-leading tools for moisture detection, gas-leak detection and radon measurement such as: GE Protimeter Surveymaster moisture meter, TIF 8900 combustible gas detector and Sun Nuclear radon monitors.
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