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Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspection

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New Construction
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Home, Building, Condo, and Co-op Inspections
in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx,
Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland,
Putnam, and Westchester

An Engineer's inspection, a home and building inspection, and a termite inspection.  You receive four reports: an onsite verbal report, an onsite written report, an emailed written report, and a termite report.  Call 800.605.1500 if you have questions.  We are happy to help you.:-)

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Some people feel that newly constructed homes, buildings, condo units, and co-op units need to be inspected because the building inspector checks the house or building before issuing the Certificate of Occupancy.Some people feel that newly constructed homes and buildings do not need to be inspected because the building inspector checks the building before issuing the Certificate of Occupancy.  Others feel that a new condo unit does not require an inspection.  In reality, new construction needs an inspection just as existing construction needs an inspection.

Before construction of a home or building begins, an application is filed at the Department of Buildings and a building permit is issued.  Periodic inspections are performed by the building inspector.  The inspector is checking for compliance with applicable building codes and zoning codes, whether the building is built according to the approved plans, and whether the building is constructed in a manner that is acceptable to the municipality.

The building inspector is not checking many of the things that our Licensed Engineers examine.  In fact, there is little overlap between what the Engineer investigates and what the building inspector checks.  After the inspection, the engineering report helps you understand the condition of the building.

Problems Found In
New Construction

The following defects were uncovered during a pre-purchase inspection of a newly constructed house.The following defects were uncovered during a pre-purchase inspection of a newly constructed house.  These are all problems that should be corrected before moving into the house.  No Certificate of Occupancy had been issued at the time we performed the inspection.  However, Closing had been scheduled for three days after the inspection:

  • There was no access panel for the whirlpool tub motor
  • The appliance installation was incomplete
  • Paint spatters were present on the windows
  • The handrail on the main steps was improperly installed
  • Many of the windows did not latch properly
  • Many potential problems are beyond the scope of the building inspector's inspection.The central air-conditioning system was missing the condensate pump
  • The garage door opener was not connected
  • The kitchen cabinet doors were improperly adjusted
  • There was evidence of water penetration into the basement
  • The were non-structural foundation cracks that needed to be patched
  • The front door could not be opened from the inside

Having a pre-purchase inspection performed by a Professional Engineer Inspector maximizes your chances of finding the problems before you move in.Many potential problems are beyond the scope of the municipal building inspector's inspection.  This includes obvious minor problems such as a kitchen cabinet door that does not latch properly.

Some problems may be detected by careful purchasers.  Having a pre-purchase inspection performed by an Engineer Inspector maximizes your chances of finding the problems before you move in.  You can use the information provided by the Engineer to help create a punch list you can provide to the builder.

Trust a Licensed Engineer to assess a newly constructed home or building.

Pre-Purchase Inspections

During the inspection, the Licensed Engineer examines, analyzes, and/or reports on (as appropriate based on the building):

Structural
System
The
Foundation
Heating
System
Electrical
System
Plumbing
System
Hot Water
System
Roofing
System
Leaders &
Gutters
The
Siding
Termites
 
Carpenter
Ants
Exterior
Trim
Basement
Water
Rotted
Wood
Appliances
 
Air
Conditioning
Windows
And Doors
The
Interior
Carbon
Monoxide
Mold
 
Asbestos
 

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Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionsWe are happy to help you.  To set up an appointment for a pre-purchase inspection, or to find out about Engineering services or expert court testimony, click below for a contact form, send us an email, text us at 6602 0091 55, or call 800.605.1500.  If no staff member is in the office, leave a message. Remember to ask about a web discount. 

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Heimer Engineering serves the Metro New York area, including New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau County, Suffolk County), and Upstate New York (Rockland County, Putnam County, and Westchester County).

Heimer Engineering respects your privacy.  Some inspection firms share information with insurance, landscaping, home maintenance, moving, cable, mortgage, and other companies.  Some inspection firms sell their client lists.  These practices are unethical.  You will not receive phone calls or solicitation emails from third parties as a result of providing personal information.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency (fire, building in danger of collapse, facade with loose bricks, debris falling from a building, gas leak, etc.) do not call Heimer Engineering.  If there is a life-threatening emergency or other hazardous condition, call 911.  Emergency situations need to be handled immediately by first-responders who can evacuate buildings, have utilities shut off, and take other steps necessary to preserve life.

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Heimer Engineering New York pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co‑op inspectionInspections are performed only after the client signs a pre-inspection agreement.  The use of this website is governed by our Terms of Use.  This website is made available for informational purposes, and does not represent a professional opinion of your particular situation.

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Heimer Engineering performs home inspections, building inspections, condominium inspections, and co-op inspections in the State of New York.  We do not perform inspections or recommend Inspectors or Engineers in the areas outside of the State of New York.  We also provide Licensed Professional Engineer consultation services including hurricane and storm damage and damage from adjoining constructionExpert witness services are provided regarding playground injuries, parking lot, walkway, and stairway slip, trip, and fall.

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