Why should anyone need home inspection services for a new home? No one’s lived there yet. Shouldn’t it be in pristine condition?!

Don’t be fooled: new doesn’t equal perfect

During a new construction home inspection, the professionals at MKC Associates help you fully understand your newly-constructed property before making the final walkthrough.

Builders and contractors have municipal building inspections done to ensure minimum building code standards have been met. These inspections do not inspect for quality, workmanship, system performance, completion of finish work, and many other aspects of construction of a new home. Ours do.

This allows you to understand anything that the builder or contractor missed, made mistakes with, or any other issues that might’ve been overlooked during construction. This inspection is also critical in helping you develop a comprehensive “punch list” that you can bring to the builder for completion.

You are our priority. Not the builder, not the contractor, not the city. You.

This is your home and potential your first real look at the almost completed property. You’re welcome to join us on inspection day to get a firsthand look at what we uncover, ask any questions, and get familiar with your new home.


  • Exterior: Wall cladding, windows, doors, eaves, trims, decks, porches, entryways, steps, grading, and drainage
  • Roofing: Roof system, roof penetrations, roof drainage, and roof structure, chimney
  • Structure: Foundation, structural framing, floor, walls, ceiling framing, and roof framing
  • Heating and Air Conditioning: Furnace system, boiler system, HVAC system, ducts, vents, tanks, fuel supply system, and main fuel shutoff
  • Plumbing: Supply and waste piping, main supply shutoff, drains, traps, and vent piping
  • Electrical: Service entrance cable, meter area, grounding, main disconnect, main and sub panels, GFCI breakers and receptacles, AFCI breakers, switches, and exposed branch wiring
  • Interior: Walls, floors, ceilings, trim, windows, door, other cabinetry, and all interior components
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, oven range, other miscellaneous permanently installed appliances and components



New Construction Home Inspection FAQs

Still have questions? Check below to see if we’ve answered them. If not, check out our FAQ page or reach out to us.

How long does an inspection take?
Generally a buyer inspection takes between 2 to 4 hours. The time it takes to conduct a home inspection depends on the size, type, and age of the property. We take as much time necessary to fully and completely inspect the property.
Can I just use the inspection done by the builder or the builder's inspector?
We would not recommend this. Any inspector hired or brought in by the builder is their inspector. You want someone to inspect the building that is completely objective and who is there to look out for you, not the builder or contractor.

And that’s exactly what you get with a new construction home inspection from MKC.

Why would a new home need an inspection? Doesn't the government make sure the building is up to code?
Just like any of us, builders are humans who can make mistakes. This means that they can miss something during the build, make mistakes, and overlook issues that an objective inspector could more easily spot.

While it is true that many newly constructed homes are built to meet the minimum city or state codes, the operative word there is “minimum.” There could be other issues or problems that can exist even if a building is “up to code.”

What will my inspection report look like?
Our interactive sample report will show you everything we cover in our inspections.


Contact MKC Associates today to schedule home inspection services in Greater Boston and Central Massachusetts.

Buyers Home Inspection

Buyer’s Inspection

Buying a home is likely one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. That’s why it’s so crucial that buyers understand exactly what they’re getting into. During a buyer’s inspection, we form a close partnership with the buyer. We’ll be your guide as we explain any property defects or issues we uncover. We’ll also answer any questions you have.

Pre Listing Inspection

Pre-Listing Inspection

If you’re selling a home or property, it’s a good idea to have it inspected before it’s listed. Houses with a pre-listing inspection are more attractive to potential buyers. Pre-listing inspections give sellers the chance to work with us to uncover issues or necessary repairs. We’ll also give you our expert recommendations on what repairs to make before showing the property.

New Construction Inspection

New Construction HOME Inspection

Before the final walk-through with the builder, a new home should undergo a new construction home inspection. We thoroughly search the home for building defects and anything that may have been overlooked during construction. This allows the builder to better prepare the home for its walk-through, which results in an easier and smoother move-in experience.

11 Month Warranty Inspection

ONE YEAR HOME Warranty Inspection

Many newly constructed homes are sold along with a 12-month builder’s warranty that covers the cost of repairs associated with constructional defects. During a one year home warranty inspection, we help homeowners identify the repairs they should request before their warranty expires. This prevents you from becoming financially responsible for problems that should fall to the original builder.

Re Inspection


After a buyer’s home inspection, the buyer and seller of a home will come to an agreement about what repairs should be made before closing. Once those repairs are made, a re-inspection can be performed in order to ensure all agreements were honored and that the necessary repairs were made.

Commercial Building Inspection

Commercial Building Inspection

During a commercial property inspection, we help buyers of commercial buildings better understand their potential new property before making the final purchase. Just like our home inspection services, we make sure that our commercial inspections are thorough and backed by our experienced and dedicated inspectors. We provide you with a detailed report that clearly breaks down our findings and recommendations.


Contact MKC Associates today to schedule home inspection services in the Greater Boston area.

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