A pre-slab inspection is carried out in the early stages of new construction—before concrete is poured for the structure’s foundation. This is done to ensure everything is primed and ready for the installation of concrete; after the concrete is poured, it becomes impossible to tell if any issues or problems existed. Defects in the laying of plumbing, waste and drainage lines, rebar, or elevation and grading can be identified during a pre-slab inspection. Our seasoned pre-slab inspection process identifies any of these issues to make sure your home is erected on a solid base.
Newly constructed homes (or commercial buildings) are not without flaws merely because they have just been constructed. Many construction contractors build without major flaws or cutting corners; however, there are some causes that could lead to errors in the pre-slab building process.
An independent pre-slab inspection from a third-party building inspector provides you with an extra set of skilled and trained eyes to identify issues prior to your foundation being poured. By identifying concerns prior to the concrete foundation being poured, you can have your builder correct the issues and avoid long-term troubles in your new home. Be wary of any builder you are considering for your project who is against third party inspections. If a buyer wants to take the time to ensure their build is going according to plan and have a second opinion verify the results found by a local code inspector, then a builder should allow for that time.
The purpose of a pre-slab inspection is to assess the grading of the property, slab form layout, and initial components of a structure building. Some of the primary components to be inspected include:
Gain peace of mind knowing your foundation is less likely to develop long term issues and that the structure of your home or building will be raised on solid groundwork. Contact AcuSystem Inspections to schedule your pre-slab inspection or any other new construction phase inspection such as: