At a recent pre drywall inspection the first thing we noticed was that the floor joists were not secured in the joist hangers, which meant that the outside walls were not being stabilized by the second floor flooring system.
Going down the stairs our client mentions that the window framing was the wrong size and they had enlarged it. They had, without replacing the center pillar which was made up of three separate pieces of wood, which meant that the window would not have been secured to a non-moving piece of framing.
The wall on the stairs had been framed as a half wall and then made a full height wall without any rigid members to stop the wall from bowing or worse yet splitting apart, The drywall would’ve been the strongest part of the wall!
This house had so many framing issues that would have been “covered up” by the drywall and not apparent until they became a problem sometime in the future.
In this case the inspection was money well spent!