Include structure. When you are doing your post-construction survey, include what are not to your specifications such as interior walls, outside walls, pathways, sidewalks, garages, driveways, roofs, guttering, ceilings, stairs, flooring, windows and attic spaces. Check insulation and improper wiring.
Include fixtures. Mark down any skewed or slanted electric sockets, off-center light fixtures and problems with plugs, door handles and faucets.
Include services.Check the central heating system, air-conditioning unit, water heater, water pressure, fans and garbage disposals.
Include the details. Be sure to include moldings and room colors. Check for chipped paint and cracked molding.
Notarize the list. Before you hand over to snag list to your contractor, take it to a notary public and have it notarized.
Give it to the contractor. Hand the list to your contractor, making sure to keep a copy for yourself, and discuss the details of the list.
- Do not give the contractor your final payment until after you discuss your snag list with him.