11-Month Builder Warranty Inspection

Yes, your newly built home still needs to be inspected. 


When a brand new home gets built from the ground up, most builders will offer a one-year home warranty on the new home.

So, as members of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors we have a personal commitment to our Myrtle Beach home buyers to ensure their new home remains solid.

We come out during the 11th month of your builder’s warranty and perform a full home inspection before that builder’s warranty expires.

Our non-invasive inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the interior and exterior of the structure, including its major systems and components.

» Click here for our sample Home Inspection Report

Following your inspection, you will receive a comprehensive report, complete with photos, that includes information on any material defects observed on the date of the inspection.

With this information, you can take any necessary steps to hold your builder and his subcontractors to their warranties while they’re still in force.


  1. The builder is liable for any defects that are found before their one-year warranty expires.
  2. Get legal leverage with documentation and photographs in the event that the defects are not repaired to satisfaction.
  3. Take an opportunity to double-check your new home’s safety with an inspection of all it’s major systems including roof, HVAC, electrical systems, interior, exterior, and plumbing.

Even homes built by some of the best builders in Horry County can still have potential problems to contend with. Plus, most builders contract various aspects of a project out to various subcontractors. So, it is really difficult to make sure all the work is the highest quality. It’s next to impossible for the builder to monitor each detail of construction along the way.

Schedule an 11-Month Warranty Inspection today and rest easy knowing that LAB Home Inspections has your best interests at heart.


Me and my team at LAB Home Inspections hope you really enjoyed this article!


If you have specific questions about your home, or would like to schedule a home inspection, please contact Darren directly:

Darren Dawson, Certified Master Inspector (CMI)®

Myrtle Beach, SC

(352) 665- 9900

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