January 2012  – New Homes Aren’t Perfect    

In This Issue
New Homes Aren’t Perfect
What Our Clients Say
Case Study (Jacuzzi Tub Leak)
Newly Constructed Home Inspection
Quick Tip!  

Buyer Beware: “Red Flags”
of Poor Workmanship!


Red Flags of Poor Workmanship

“This was found in a finished home with something very wrong you should never have to encounter! After the sub-trades were ‘all-done’, the plumber obviously neglected to remove the temporary test-cap on this plumbing stack. With this in-place, a vacuum is created, preventing proper gravity-fed drainage at sinks /showers. Plus, the rubber roof flashing was found to be torn at the base of this stack & was left leak-prone. This is yet another case of poor workmanship and a serious lack of quality-control, which all buyers should see as a ‘red-flag’ to be aware of – even if buying new!”


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Welcome to “Love Your Home”

Many people believe that the best way to buy a perfect home (with no hidden issues) is to buy a brand new home. Certainly, buying ‘new’ can be great. However, in my many years of experience (as a Certified Professional Home Inspector) I have not yet seen a home which is “100% Perfect”. In fact, I have received many frantic phone calls from people who are experiencing the dreaded “Buyers Remorse” after having have made the costly mistake of investing in a new home with serious defects. Learn how to avoid this unfortunate situation in my feature article “New Homes Aren’t Perfect”.

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Glenn Duxbury & Associates
Building Inspection and Consulting
Uncovering tomorrow’s surprises, TODAY! 

New Homes Aren't Perfect New Homes Aren’t Perfect: How to avoid buying a home with huge problems.

Q: Is it really necessary to get my own inspection on a newly constructed home, or should the inspection by the City inspector be accepted as adequate?

A: Always get an independent inspection of your new home!

Some may wonder why this subject comes up so often. It is because questions…

Read the Full Article…

What Our Clients Say… :  “I trust Glenn to help insure that my home buyers are not buying into a ‘money pit’…”

“Glenn is very thorough in his home inspections. I trust Glenn to help insure that my home buyers are not buying into a “money pit” and that their new home is a good investment. I have referred Glenn to many of my clients who continue to use his services and refer him to others. I highly recommend Duxbury and Associates-Building Inspection and Consulting..” ~ Remax Realty ~

More testimonials…

Leaky Jacuzzi Uncovering Tomorrow’s Surprises, TODAY!



Bad Plumbing = Flood Alert!    

Recently, we were engaged to inspect a home for a client, first time buyers, stressing over various concerns and high potential costs – in addition to their cost to purchase this near-new home…


Read the full Case Study

Newly Constructed Home Inspection

Newly Contructed Home Inspection Considering a newly constructed home?  

Then put your trust in our detailed New Home Inspections. We will help make your home-buying decision much easier.

– Reduce your risk
– Make a truly informed buying decision
– Make a good investment


We will tell you…
– If the workmanship is high quality 

– What needs to be repaired

– What the costs might be

The Inspection – We will check all the major

systems: Roof; Heating; Insulation; Structure;  

A/C; Interior; Electrical; Plumbing; Exteriors; Finishes and also ‘prove’ all aspects & components actually work as they should. 

Please visit our website for more on our Inspection Services.