Third-Party Inspections

In our experience, Builders aren't looking for a "big brother" for QA/QC.  No one wants to be told their baby is ugly.  Quality assurance is not about constantly pointing out problems.  Instead, it's about systematically identifying areas for improvement and then developing plans of action for reducing and eliminating errors from reoccurring.  The Burgess Third Party Inspection Program does just that.

ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL

The only way to achieve meaningful and lasting results with quality is to make sure the QA/QC process fits your specific needs.  At Burgess, our inspection process is tailored to your company, your process and your people.  This customized approach allows for better integration with client management processes and better adoption by the construction team.  

#1:

Analyze Need

Our experience can help you identify your greatest areas of need, but your team will already know which pain points need relief.  We simply help put them all on the table for discussion.

#2:

Develop Scope

Once we know your pain points, we work with your team to develop an inspection scope and training program to help increase quality, which in turn leads to better performance overall.

#3:

Get Buy-in

An often overlooked part of any QA process is getting buy-in with the boots on the ground.  Our introductory process is designed to create cohesiveness with the plan and expectations.

#4:

Execute

Executing the plan is what we do best - 30+ years in the making.  But to make sure we all stay on track, monthly performance reporting keeps your management team fully looped in.

STAGE READY INSPECTIONS

Our inspection process is not designed to "surprise" builders with an inspection or try to catch them in the middle of a mistake.  Instead, we partner with builders and help train them on what a "stage ready" home should look like, based upon their own company expectations and standards.  Once the builder feels his or her home is "stage ready", the inspection is scheduled and we come to evaluate it.  In the event defects are found, there is no finger pointing.  Instead, we work with the builder to develop best practice ways for reducing the chance of that defect in the future.

Foundation Pre-Pour Inspection

The Pre-Pour inspection can best be described as a visual verification of the pad to determine if it matches what is outlined within the blueprint and is in accordance with the engineering plan and specifications.

  • Slab-on-Grade

  • Post-Tension Slab

  • Pier and Beam

  • Basement

Pre-Drywall Inspection

The Burgess Pre-Drywall Inspection includes over 250 inspection points.  These points are comprised of local building codes, best practices, manufacturer requirements, as well as overall quality.  Some categories include:

  • Jobsite

  • Roofing

  • Cornice / Deck

  • Exterior Drainage Plane

  • Structural Framing

  • Mechanical

  • Electrical

  • Plumbing

Final Inspection

The Burgess Final Inspection involves a thorough visual and diagnostic evaluation of homes at the "move-in ready" stage.  This inspection includes over 300 inspection points covering applicable building codes, best practices, manufacturer requirements, as well as quality improvement and client specific items.

  • Appliances

  • Heating & A/C

  • Roof

  • Plumbing

  • Electrical

  • Hardware

  • Foundation

  • Exterior

  • Interior

Additional Stage Inspections

Some of the additional stage inspections we perform for home builders include:

  • Stucco

  • Building Envelope

  • Roof

  • Lath

  • Plumbing Rough

  • Sewer Cam

  • Slab Elevations

  • Strap and Shear

  • Windstorm

  • and many more

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MOBILE INSPECTION MANAGEMENT

Your team is on the go.  The inspection process shouldn't slow you down.  That's why we built BURGESSGO.  BURGESSGO is the easiest and most straightforward mobile app for managing the home inspection process.  Two taps on the app and a builder can see all of his active homes and inspection histories for each.  Inspection reports and open items are easily identifiable, along with all upcoming inspections and inspections still outstanding.    

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