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 the Greater Boston area.

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