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Sample Checklist Questions

Sample Checklist Questions


Below is a random selection of questions from the New Home Construction Checklist. These questions are representative of the type of question in the other Checklists. Most are simple yes / no questions so you know immediately what is being offered. Some questions have spaces for the contractor to explain his answer. This keeps everyone on the same page.

These Checklist will save you time, money and aggravation when you are doing your home improvement project. Select from over 30 different bid sheets, covering everything from waterproofing a basement to building a new home. There is a Checklist to match your next project.


Will you install all products and materials according to the manufacturer's specifications?

[ ] Yes   [ ] No
If the house has a basement or below grade rooms, will the foundation be waterproofed in lieu of the standard asphaltic dampproofing?

[ ] Yes   [ ] No
Does the electrician intend to extend separate or ‘home run’ Category 5  copper communications cable to all bedrooms, dens, family rooms, etc. for planned and future telecommunications equipment?

[ ] Yes   [ ] No
Does your quotation include a programmable thermostat?

[ ] Yes   [ ] No
What is the length of the roofing material warranty?

___ Years
Will utility trenches that pass beneath sidewalks, driveways, and parking aprons be backfilled with solid granular material which will eliminate future settling?

[ ] Yes   [ ] No
Will ceramic floor tile be installed on top of a 3/4 inch wood sub floor and one half inch cement board?

[ ] Yes   [ ] No
Steel reinforcing bars can increase concrete tensile strength 100 times or more. This prevents cracks from enlarging or offsetting. Will the exterior concrete slabs contain inexpensive #4 steel bars 24 inches on center in both directions?

[ ] Yes   [ ] No
If the answer is “No” to the above two questions, just how do you intend to prevent water infiltration into the house?


A 40 circuit primary breaker panel can often be installed for just a few extra dollars. This allows plenty of extra circuit spaces for future electric needs. Does the electrician plan to install a 40 circuit panel?

[ ] Yes   [ ] No


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