Finding construction defects in your new home during construction
In our last article Quality checks for your home building and renovation projectwe discussed the costs of poor quality - and they were more than just monetary! We also talked about why you should not leave quality only up to your builder and some things to check and how to prepare for your project visit.
Looking for quality issues in your new home build or renovation
As discussed in the previous article you should regularly visit your home as construction progresses. It's hard to find quality problems when the house is finished and potential construction defects and problems have been covered over. It's also difficult to fix some issues without damaging something else if defects are only detected after the house is complete.
Every time you visit the project site check:
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