An Ounce of Prevention = A Pound of Peace

By Christopher E. Carter, P.E.

The other day I crossed paths with Joe Johnson with ABCO Engineering Corporation. We got to talking, and started comparing notes about different things we see in our areas of specialty. Since he generally does new home quality control and inspection, and I generally do home investigation and repair design, we instinctively began brainstorming simple things builders could do to avoid construction problems on the front end and warranty problems on the back end. Here’s the list we created:

These suggestions are not intended to keep you off the road to prudent quality control. Just consider them new traffic lights installed at scenes of prior accidents.