I was asked the other day what’s my number one piece of advice for someone who is having a house being built right now and my answer would be to take lots of photos all the way through construction even if you don’t know what you’re taking photos of.
Now, why is that?
If something goes wrong with the house later on, a set of photos during construction allows the engineer to see through walls and see through concrete slabs.
It allows us to see how a house went together so that we can help diagnose what went wrong.
Does that mean we don’t think you need to get an independent inspector during construction?
No, it does not.
It means an inspector is still a great idea but you should do everything you can to take as many photos as you possibly can during construction of as many elements as you possibly can.
I’m Matt Cornell from Cornell Engineers.