Final draw on my FHA 203k in Charlotte NC
I really enjoy seeing these projects go to completion. Isn't that what it is all about? This is true wherever they are. The owners finally get to move into the house they have been working on for much too long. I say that knowing that every renovation project will likely take longer than anticipated.
In any case as the final draw inspection approaches I'm thinking "ready to move in" condition. Yet when I pull up and see a dumpster in the driveway still, the port-a-potty sitting in front of the house, and a dozen workers inside doing their last minute repairs to make the home ready to turn over to the owners, I wonder what have they been doing that they can't let me take some finished photos, then I walk in and see the floor protection paper is still covering the floors, counter tops are still covered as well as the appliances still have their plastic covers on that the stores leave on them.
It wasn't always this way, not at all. It used to be that not so long ago it was all ready to walk in the door, the dumpster was removed and all that paper was removed prior to my visit.
Here is some of what I'm talking about:
I really don't want to see any signs of construction on the final draw. It should be "move in" ready, same house on the next photo.
This doesn't look ready to live in, in my opinion. Then the contractor says, I'll clean it up and send you some photos... NO, that isn't they way it is supposed to be. They need to send photos in advance on their next "final draw" inspection. Lets put it over a day, so we can see the work is complete, "SEE" the work is complete.
Can you see the paper covering the floor in the distance. Dishwasher works I guess, but picture a final as a beauty contest... it should be closed, the drawers should be closed... oh, they can't close, why not? The range is too wide by about 1/8" on each side so the drawer on the other side doesn't close eighter, but it almost closes. Turns out the appliances weren't in our scope but the cabinets were and how do you sign off the cabinets when the drawers don't close?
Gotta run for now, I have two finals today... LOL, at least that is what the contractors told me when they made these two appointments.