EX HOME BUILDER AS HOME INSPECTORby Roger Hollenbeck on 08/09/14
Talking with my friends who are custom home builders I've learned it's just not the same world. When they build a home of course it's from the ground up with, foundation, framed walls, trusses, and the installation of all the plumbing, heating and electrical, appliances and final finishes. All brand new stuff. One of my builder friends I occasionally hire to assist inspecting larger homes told me it's a real eye opener because when you see a house 5 or 10 years older you see all the mistakes the original builder made. You see the wear and tear of the components the occupants touch, use and control. Weather related problems, water infiltration issues, vermin intrusion. Issues he never imagined in the course of building the original home. Inspecting a house is almost completely different than building a house.