New Construction Home Inspections

Go beyond basic local code requirements. 

Assuming new construction homes don’t require professional inspections is a common misconception. In the past, new construction inspections have been solely handled by local code enforcement agencies. But as construction practices, materials and installation techniques have evolved over time, home inspection and safety experts now strongly urge new construction buyers and builders to partner with professional inspectors. 

AmeriSpec new construction inspectors can help uncover incorrect installations and safety concerns early on during the construction process and following construction completion. This results in what matters most, a better-built home.

Code Inspections Only Cover the Basics

Code inspections are usually legally required. Yet, they only provide minimal insight into the systems, structures and overall construction processes of your new home. 

Even brand new homes can have issues and safety concerns. Contractors and construction workers likely have other jobs to finish and sometimes operate on tight timelines. Purposefully or not, this can lead to mistakes and shortcuts. You deserve an investment that goes beyond the bare minimum outlined by basic legal codes. 

Nothing beats a restful mind and confidence in your new construction property. AmeriSpec new construction inspections can give you both, offering extensive information about the parts of your home you need to know about.

New Construction Inspection Checklist

When you hire an AmeriSpec new construction professional you can expect a thorough inspection that includes the following:

  • A roof inspection
  • Entry and examination of the crawlspace
  • Attic entry exposing potential problems
  • Appliance and essential system operational tests
  • Confirmation of proper exterior and interior door functionality, including locks
  • Confirmation of proper accessible window functionality, including locks
  • Light, switches and receptacles test
  • Circuit breaker inspection
  • GFCI and AFCI receptacle test
  • Plumbing fixture test to ensure proper water flow and drainage
  • Structural component inspection to ensure best practices were applied

Our new construction home reviews follow strategic steps to ensure all systems work properly. Based on your needs and specific requirements, we can add or remove review phases to best serve your home and family.

Specialty Inspection Services Information

Radon Testing

Extended radon exposure can result in lung cancer. Protect your home and your health by testing for radon with a local AmeriSpec inspector today.


Bacteria and fungus exposure can be a serious problem in both residential and commercial environments. Find out how AmeriSpec can help.

Septic Systems

Septic system problems can come to light in a variety of ways. Identifying an issue involves knowing what to look for, as some indicators can be more obvious than others - and that's where AmeriSpec comes in.

Carbon Monoxide Testing

Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that is undetectable by smell, taste and sight. Learn the importance of carbon monoxide testing for the air quality in your home.

Lead-Based Paint

AmeriSpec inspectors identify any presence of lead-based paint in and around your property. Our experts test paint, soil and dust to keep your property safe.


From pool pumps to saltwater corrosion, local AmeriSpec pool and spa inspectors conduct visual examinations and test all pool equipment to ensure it runs properly.

Well Water Quality Testing

Learn about the importance of regular well water quality testing and how a certified AmeriSpec inspector can help you with this specialty inspection.

Sprinkler System Inspections

If your lawn’s appearance seems to be suffering, it can be an indication that your sprinkler system is not operating at its full potential. A certified AmeriSpec inspector can help you identify issues with your sprinkler system and help prevent costly repairs.

Thermal Imaging

Heat-sensing technology helps your specially trained inspector discover potential issues that would normally remain concealed.

Drone Surveying

Assessing damage on high or steep rooftops risks additional damage to the roof and possible injury to the inspector. Surveying by drone can avoid these risks while granting visual access to damage or deterioration of a home or building and the surrounding area.

Water Bacteria Testing

Water bacteria testing is an important part of the home inspection process that will provide valuable insights into what’s in your water.

Sewer Scope

Cost-saving sewer scope knowledge for homeowners and home buyers.

Energy Assessments

An AmeriSpec inspector will professional inspector will observe, measure and evaluate the factors affecting energy usage in your home.

Gas Leak Detection Test

Protect you and your family’s health and your home investment by choosing to have your home tested for gas leaks.

Termite & Wood-Destroying Organism Inspections

You could save thousands and prevent significant property damage with a termite inspection from AmeriSpec.

Specialty Inspections Resources

Tools and resources from AmeriSpec for specialty inspectors