Inspecting a new construction home last week we observed and noted that the thickness of the insulation in the attic was between two and eight inches deep, as opposed to the twelve inches that should have been there according to the foreman.
There was no card (as required) stapled at the access stating what the depth of the insulation should be and what the R-value is.
In the basement of the house taped to the electric panel was the home’s energy certification which stated the R-value was R49 which would be most unusual for a subdivision where 12” is the norm, and twelve inches is less that R49.
Then we looked at the date on the certificate, it was dated before the house had been started, in fact it was for another house all together.
The county building inspector is supposed to check the energy certificates and the insulation which he evidently had not done, despite having issued the final certificate of occupancy.
This time like every time the Home Inspection paid off for the buyer.