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New Home Consulting & Phase Inspections

Our unbiased reports reference code violations against the most current International Residential Code (IRC) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) quality standards. Some builders rely on city code inspectors for quality assurance. They typically do not have the engineering background that we do. Can they really dedicate enough time to your home to find issues that will affect the quality of your home?

We will work with your builder to find solid solutions for the issues we discover. Strictly following the building codes and quality standards will improve the safety and energy efficiency of your home.

  1. Site selection/Builder's Model Visit
  2. Builder's Plan/review material & Appliance Selection
  3. Pre-Pour Observation #1
    • Footing
    • Plumbing
  4. Pre-Pour Observation #2
    • Vapor-barrier
    • Post-tension Rods
    • Structural Engineer's plan verification
  5. Framing Workmanship Observation
  6. Plumbing/AC Ductwork/Electrical Observation
  7. Insulation coverage Observation
  8. Final Inspection
    (can be used as a final walk-through report) covers all aspects of the house.

Sample Reports

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Final Walk-Through Inspection

RSH’s FWTI covers every aspect of your new home and can be utilized as the final report. Some builders will hire an inspector to do this “final walk-through” but it is in your interest to get an independent report from RSH Engineering prior to taking possession of the house.  Why?  Because, we conduct an exhaustive inspection with a rigorous 300-point "Engineer's" checklist.  At the end, you will possess a clear report documented with photos with solutions provided, sealed and signed by one of our professional and licensed engineers.  You will be armed with the detailed report and be able to approach your builder with authority, backed by a licensed engineer versus a report from a home inspector that the builder does not have to comply with.

  1. Site selection/Builder's Model Visit
  2. Builder's Plan/review material & Appliance Selection
  3. Pre-Pour Observation #1
    • Footing
    • Plumbing
  4. Pre-Pour Observation #2
    • Vapor-barrier
    • Post-tension Rods
    • Structural Engineer's plan verification
  5. Framing Workmanship Observation
  6. Plumbing/AC Ductwork/Electrical Observation
  7. Insulation coverage Observation
  8. Final Inspection
    (can be used as a final walk-through report) covers all aspects of the house.

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End-Of-Builders Warranty Inspections

    • Structural
    • Roof Covering
    • Heat Plant
    • Water Heater
    • Electric Panel
    • Electrical (kitchen, baths, laundry)
    • Appliances
    • Attic Insulation
    • Bath-Wall-Tile
    • Doors
    • Windows
    • Fireplace
    • Interior Finishes
    • Exterior Finishes
    • Gas & Carbon Monoxide Leak Test
    • Microwave Leak Test

Your new home warranty provided by your builder may be expiring soon (typically one year from purchase). Undiscovered or unresolved problems could cost you hundreds, or thousands of dollars, in the near future. We can discover any issues your home may have now and we will create a report for you. Then you can send the report to your builder and have them repair the issues that are under warranty. With an “End-of-Builders-Warranty-Inspection-Report”, you have the ultimate tool for a successful resolution of warranty claims with your builder.

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Pre-Existing Home Inspection

"Foundation Inspection & Analysis w/ level survey and Re-inspection Services"
- Description inside to read as follows: An engineer will inspect, measure, and evaluate the foundation (slab or pier & beam) and affecting structures including drainage. The engineer will take level measurements using calibrated Zip Level and Self-leveling laser level and provide a foundation repair plan. You can use this foundation repair plan to submit to the City officials for permitting or Foundation Companies for actual foundation repair. Inspections are performed at the pre and post foundation repair and during the Work-In-Progress stages.

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