Home building inspections are used by communities like Lakewood Hills Estates to ensure all homes built in the development conform to minimum standards adopted for building new homes. These inspections are done at various stages of construction and are required in order to build a home in the community.
The building codes used at Lakewood Hills Estates were developed for the safety of our residents and for the safety of the community. Your home builder should already be familiar with the guidelines for architectural approval and should be following these guidelines during construction. Inspections hold the builders accountable for their work and make sure homeowners are adhering to community standards and aren’t wasting money and time on non-conforming work. Your home builder will know when and what inspections are required, so you will coordinate with them on communicating with inspectors.
If you are red tagged during an inspection (turned down due to an insufficiency), it’s not the end of the world. It simply means there is something that needs to be corrected before the process can continue. If this happens, your builder should know what to do. If you’re unsure of what needs to be done, contact the inspector and get an explanation for the required improvements needed.
After the changes are completed, call the inspector back out for a reinspection. If all the required elements have been fixed, you will pass the inspection and the building process can continue. Take a look at ourGeneral Guidelines for Architectural Approval (.pdf) for a quick guide on some of the requirements for each new home construction in Lakewood Hills Estates.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact us by phone at (316) 942-0446. We’re always happy to talk with you about the community and answer any questions you might have.