New Construction Inspections
New Construction Services
Serving the Mat-Su Valley
Builder’s Home Inspection
The builder’s home inspection is sometimes referred to as an ICBO (International Council of Building Officials) or ICC (International Code Council) inspection. This is actually a series of inspections we perform for builders or people that are having a home built in the Mat-Su Valley. This area includes Wasilla, Palmer, Big Lake, Sutton, Houston, Willow, and Talkeetna, Alaska. This inspection series includes a review of the builder’s plans, as well as an inspection of the following:
- Water or damp-proofing of the foundation
- Rough-in inspections of the structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical components
- Insulation and vapor barrier
- Final inspection of the completed home.
The builder’s home inspection includes a minimum of six inspections, as well as a PUR 102 at the end of the project.
Remember, we also provide this service and consulting services for owner-builders. Inspections follow the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and plumbing and electrical codes as adopted by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC).
This service includes a review of the builder’s plans, as well as on-site inspections of the construction process to ensure compliance with the engineered plans and/or the International Building Code (IBC). At the conclusion of the project, we issue the builder a letter detailing our independent inspections of the construction process.
This is the place to find:
- Important Code Updates
- Common Code Violations
- Home Inspection News
Code violations cost your company time and money. Consequently, a better understanding of the codes will increase your company’s efficiency and profits. The following is a list of the most common code issues we encounter. read more…
Ever changing codes can drastically affect your bids and of course your bottom line. As the codes continue to change over time, we will attempt to bring you the latest changes, as well as an analysis of how these changes may affect your business. read more…
The building codes and the world of home inspections are constantly changing. With the exception of the City of Palmer, there are no “government mandated” residential housing codes in the Mat-Su Borough. However, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) and most local lenders have adopted the enforcement of the International Residential Code (IRC) as a prerequisite for financing. read more…