How would you like to walk around your new house and see this?
You have your final walk through and you are walking around what will be your new home. It's time for the great reveal! You are excited and waiting to see what's in store.
The foundation has never been painted. It is supposed to be the same color as the siding.
Siding material is laying around. It's in the yard and on top of the fire escape hatch.
It's strewn under the rear sitting porch.
There's no other word for it, but trash.
Not only is trash strewn around the yard, and under the porch, but all over under the porch.
Bottles, cans, siding, long pieces of rebar, and electric wiring are also laying around, thrown with impunity under the porch.
The soil has not been smoothed.
There are piles of rough dirt here and holes there.
It's ugly beyond belief.
The rear porch, a wonderful feature, has a Trex decking.
Trex is a composite-material product made from wood and plastic.
It's long lasting. It won't warp, split, or move.
The new porch decking is covered with mud never cleaned off.
My recommendation: it does not take a home inspector to see such a condition when walking around a new home. The home inspection report will reflect the condition. BUT WHAT THESE THINGS REALLY INDICATE IS THE CONDITION OF THE SUPERVISOR AND SUBS. And something of the pride, or LACK OF PRIDE, that is the true reveal when the new home is opened for final walk through. This is disappointing to say the least.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560