Construction oversights are when key items and/or systems are missing. Construction oversights can happen for a variety of reasons, ranging from accidental lapses all the way to bad construction practices. Building a home is a complex operation. Subcontractors are hired for various jobs and they all depend on each other to complete jobs in a given time frame. Delays happen and rescheduling various subcontractors to come and finish their jobs can be a nightmare. As such, accidental oversights can occur. I have seen incomplete electrical systems, plumbing that is not finished, fireplaces that are missing pieces, gutters that haven’t been installed correctly, and many other lapses.
An experienced home inspector can pick up on the oversights and in the process save you money. It is important to spot these mistakes before the home sale is complete. If caught, a contractor can fix the oversight before the home sale is final.
Hiring an experienced home inspector is a wise choice to make. Purchasing a new home is a big and expensive endeavor. A good home inspector can help make the progression to your new home a safe and more budget friendly move for you and your family.