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The townhouse is new and does not need to be inspected! Really?

Ray Wilson's picture

I have heard this phrase by uninformed buyers before, and I have found issues in these new homes that made it through without being noticed.

I have found improperly installed new water heaters with improper sized exhaust piping, improper draft hoods, duct tape on piping.

I have found loose second floor railings that, if leaned against, would collapse and fall to the first floor.

I have found maladjusted garage door sensors that will not bring the door up if an obstruction is present.

I have found leaks under sinks in at least 50% of the new homes I inspect when looking under sinks and running hot, then cold water.

I have found steps with such uneven rises (heights of each step - see picture) that it is a tripping hazard,

So do NOT let anyone tell you it does not need to be inspected because it is new.


Ray Wilson, president of Meticulous Home Inspection Corp., covers Nassau County, Suffolk County, and the 5 boroughs of NYC, and would be happy to answer any of your questions related to this blog, or inspection in general. Please call 631-902-6761 or go to


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