Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI)
The focus of a New Construction Inspection is to identify material defects, workmanship issues, and incomplete items, covered by your New Home Warranty as outlined in the Tarion Construction Performance Guidelines.
An independent inspection completed by a qualified home inspector often uncovers deficiencies overlooked by yourself and the builder’s inspector. There are however a number of limitations to a PDI inspection. The builder can set a time constraint and have a defined process which will take time away from our inspection. The key items to find on your PDI are construction damage and incomplete items. Everything else is covered until the next interval.
30 Day Inspection
Your second opportunity to formally document any deficiencies is within the first 30 days after you take possession. Without the imposed restrictions of a PDI, Heeley Home Inspections can perform a complete New Construction Inspection including a comprehensive written report.
One Year Inspection
Your final opportunity to document the majority of warrantable items is within the last 30 days of the first year of occupancy. After the first year, many important items cease to be covered under the Tarion Warranty including defects in work & materials and Ontario Building Code violations. The year-end inspection is the ideal time for a New Construction Inspection because your home has performed through a number of seasons, allowing performance issues more time to have materialized.