Friday was our Pre-drywall Inspection.
Who we had attend:
I've been at the home a lot so there was no big wow moment for me. I live less than 4 miles from the build, so it's easy for me to pop over, which they do ask me to come look at something rather often.
First, I want to say again, our PM is freaking AWESOME. I don't know that this build would be half as amazing as it's been if it weren't for John. He's fantastic. Okay, my PM lovefest out of the way, the actual meeting ...
We opted to have a home inspector on this walk through for several reasons. I've never built a home before, so I have no clue what the hell anyone is really telling me is true, and I am not in the trade industry. So, if wiring, plumbing, and framing is wrong ... I'd have no clue. Also, I'm sort of obsessed with the DIY Network and HGTV, and all you ever see are when they open the walls, it's a nightmare, right? Well, no walls exist and I'd like someone who knows something to prevent that from happening. So, for $250 I now have peace of mind.
There were only a few adjustments we needed to have made in terms of a few 2x4s that were cracked or bowed. The outlets needed to be moved or added. And there was some stupid things that had to move. The one thing in our wiring was we had 1 line HDMI run behind the televisions, and wished I'd done 2. So, I went to Target, got another HDMI chord and ran it myself for $40 instead of the $100 extra the wiring people wanted to run. Ridiculous how much they upcharge for that crap. I'm going to do the same for all my tv's now in that house.
Overall, the house was great. Our PM has been on top of everything, which has made this process really great. I have very few complaints if any.
Our report back shows some things they need to address, things I would've never known were issues, so we're sending the report to our PM today. I'm really excited to see the rest of the things start to happen now. Once the drywall goes up, I'm sure I'll have a lot more to say.