A pre-drywall inspection is considered a quality control/quality assurance inspection. The inspector has an opportunity to inspect you plumbing lines, electrical wiring and HVAC connections before they are covered up. One the insulation and drywall is installed, the opportunity to inspect all these systems to this detail is lost.
Why do I need a pre-drywall inspection? Contractors are the worst enemies of other contractors. Each individual contractor does what they need to do without regard to the other contractors. For instance, plumbing contractors bore holes and notch framing members to run their pipes. This could make the framing component fail in the future. Electrical wiring run in the wall studs could be too close to one edge and a drywall contractor could easily drive a nail or screw through the wire and potentially cause a fire. Professional inspectors are trained to inspect all the systems in your home and can identify these deficiencies while it is still easily repaired by the responsible contractor. You should never pay for a mistake made by a contractor.
What is included in a pre-drywall inspection? All the electrical system, plumbing system, HVAC system(s) along with how they impact the framing system is included in a pre-drywall inspection.
Once covered, the systems noted above can not be inspected without removing the interior finishes which will cost thousands of dollars. Professional inspectors are trained to provide a high-quality inspection and to take the time required to perform the best inspections for their customers. Make a wise investment for your home.
Why hire us? First we take the time needed to inspect it right the first time, We do not rush through inspections to get to the next one. I am a professional, licensed by the state of Texas as a Professional Inspector. This statement alone says that the level of knowledge is much greater than a Real Estate Inspector. A Real Estate Inspector requires about 90 hours of training to obtain a license. I was required to have about 360 hours. Back in the late 70's, I was on various construction crews that installed roofing, siding, insulation, additions, electrical wiring, installed doors/windows and much more. I have never put the hammer down since. This is over 40 years of actually doing the job, not just studying it. Monroe Inspections LLC. Inspected right the first time, every time!