5 Problems You May Find in Newly Constructed Homes

Running into construction problems with your new property can feel like a nightmare. Let’s be honest; no landlord wants to invest in a faulty property repeatedly, as it’s non-profitable for their business. As with everything, there are issues you can easily spot, and there are the ones that run deeper than the surface, which can harm your property and empty your pockets if left unaddressed, thus being crucial to keeping an eye open at all times in order to observe the problems you may find along the way. 

In today’s post, we will go over some examples together. 

Structural issues

It’s safe to say that nobody wants a hazardous home. Unfortunately, structural issues can be some of the most expensive and dangerous problems in newly constructed houses. Some of these issues can include complications with the foundation, walls, or roof. There’s a variety of factors that can aid these troubles to appear, such as poor construction practices and cheap materials. 

An easy way to avoid these difficult situations would be to hire a trustworthy and reliable contractor or engineer to address any structural issues. Another key factor in avoiding such things would be inspecting the property before the construction is finished, this way, it can be easier to spot and address the issues quickly before they become permanent. 

Flooring problems

One of the biggest causes of improper flooring installation is inadequate surface preparation, which can later cause many flooring issues, such as uneven wood and cracks between boards. These problems are the direct result of dishonorable workmanship and can affect your property in the long run, subsequently ending up in the need to change the entire flooring.

Uneven wood presents itself as sloping or sagging floorboards. This is often caused by incorrectly nailing boards or using the wrong fasteners during installation. Yet, there is a cumulate of other reasons that contribute to the sagging of the floors, and these can be reasons such as boards spreading faster or slower than the contractors calculated originally, incorrectly nailing the boards during installation, or it could also be caused by poor manufacturing or poor quality of the wood itself.

Plumbing troubles

Another irritating yet commonly found issue is poor plumbing. This consists of leaky pipes, constantly clogged drains, and malfunctioning toilets. These kinds of issues can be hard to detect and sometimes even almost impossible since they’re underlying problems that can’t be noticed until they become major. 

But since nobody wants a property that’s bleeding money and needs constant repairs, an efficient way of fixing this can be working with a skilled professional plumber that uses high-quality materials. Also, have them inspect and test everything carefully before finishing the construction process.

Mold and mildew

We’ve covered the ground about the complications which come along with plumbing, but how about mold? This can be the outturn of an underline water issue, which in most cases results from poor plumbing, while in others, it is because of a faulty roof or gutter.

Either way, no tenant would want to live in a moldy environment, which can cause health problems. As a landlord, you must provide your tenants with safe living conditions. Fortunately, humidity and moisture can be fixed if caught early without the need to pull a lot of money out of your pockets by installing the right ventilation for your property. On top of that, you can also consult with professionals this way, making sure you prevent any health hazards that may occur in the future.

Electrical issues

A home’s electricity is more than a matter of convenience; it’s a necessity. This issue can be very harmful if overlooked, as it can easily become a safety hazard for your tenants and cause irreparable damage to your property. Make sure you hire a competent electrician to do the job right so you don’t have to worry about problems such as poor wiring, warm outlets, inoperable switches, and flickering lights. 

These are just a few common electrical problems found in newly established homes, but remember that “common” doesn’t always mean “simple.” Never try to fix wiring by yourself if you are not knowledgeable in this area of expertise. Instead, reach out to your property manager and get someone who is well-trained and competent to come and fix these problems.


While it’s a landlord’s dream to be balling on a budget, this is not always the best option to be caring for your property. Don’t hesitate to purchase suitable quality materials; they’re a worthwhile investment. 

A property manager can access your estate and let you know about any underlying issues that you may not be aware of; they can also provide you with the contacts of trustworthy plumbers, electricians, and contractors, so you don’t need to worry about the hidden expenses of your property coming out of the woodwork when you least expect it.

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