Preparing for your Inspection
Here are some hints to help you get the maximum benefit from your Pre-Delivery Inspection:
- Allow enough time.
Make sure your schedule allows you to use the full amount of time allotted.
- Bring your lot order sheets that are provided by your Sales team.
- Leave interested onlookers at home.
Our experience shows that buyers get the most out of their inspection when there are no other distractions. You will need to focus fully on the home and the information your inspector presents. Although we appreciate that friends and relatives are eager to see your new home, it is best if they visit after you move in. Note that young children and pets cannot accompany you during the inspection. If you are planning to use a private home inspector, the Pre-Delivery Inspection is not the time for his or her full inspection.
- Bring your questions.
If you have not already done so, please read the maintenance information and warranty guidelines in Section 8 of this manual. If you have questions, make note of them and ask them during the inspection.
- Dress comfortably.
You will tour both the exterior and interior of your home, so wear shoes that are easy to get off and on. Expect that there will be some dust, and that you may be doing some bending, kneeling and reaching.
- Be prepared to participate actively.
Listen carefully and take a hands-on approach. Push buttons, lock locks and flip breakers. This helps you remember the dozens of details that are covered.
- Understand the quality check.
The overall quality of your home should equal what you’ve seen in our model homes and what is described in your purchase documents. During the inspection, anything your inspector agrees needs further attention will be listed on the inspection form, and the appropriate work will be arranged. Inspection items fall into several categories:
- Incomplete or missing (e.g., cabinet knob not installed)
- Incorrect (e.g., porch light should be polished brass, not antique)
- Dysfunctional (e.g., bathroom fan does not come on)
- Below company standard (e.g., mitered corner rough, top right of den door, hallway side)
- Damaged (e.g., scrape on wall from carpet installation)
At some point, quality ceases to be an objective measure and becomes a matter of personal taste. In a few areas, your personal standards may be even higher than ours. Our commitment to you is that we will deliver what we promised. If you wish to make it even better after moving in, we will be happy to help you with information.