As part of the new home warranty program, builders are required to perform a pre-delivery inspection (PDI). This inspection is to be done with the new home-owner prior to them taking possession. This provides the opportunity to identify incomplete, missing, damaged or non-operational items before you take possession of your home.
A PDI should go far beyond the surface, cosmetic elements. All the major systems of your home are inspected to ensure correct installation and operation. Issues such as poor lot drainage, improper venting of fuel-burning appliances, inadequate attic insulation, and more, can adversely affect both the health and safety of your family.
A professional and reliable home inspector is the right choice for your PDI. The Ontario New Home Warranty Program (Tarion) requires builders to allow access to a designated home inspector during a PDI with appropriate written notice in advance.