To ensure the project is completed on time and on budget, a builder will send draw requests for labor and materials according to a draw schedule. The lender then disburses funds based on those draw requests and on confirmation of construction progress. But how does the lender confirm the progress?
Lenders rely on a draw inspection to determine construction progress in order for funds to be released. Draw inspections help to mitigate risks inherent to construction projects through regular on-site inspections with experienced draw inspectors who become the eyes and ears for the lender on the job site.
What are Draw Inspections?
In a construction draw inspection, the lender hires an inspector to visit the construction site and assess progress. The inspector is looking to show where the project is in relation to the timeline that was set out, checking the accuracy compared to the original draw request, and reviewing the budget. They’re also likely to look at any stored materials kept on the site.
A construction lending best practice used by most lenders is ordering draw inspections to validate progress in conjunction with disbursing funds. The simplest reason for draw inspections is to follow along with the builder so that both the project owner and the lender can ensure the loan proceeds are going into the collateral on the loan, and to identify progress concerns as early as possible.
Why are Draw Inspections Important?
A draw inspection is important for a number of reasons, but essentially it ensures that all money on a construction loan is accounted for, it aids in protecting the lender and most of all it protects you! .
- It lets the lender know where the project is compared to the timeline they were given. Most risk mitigation companies insist on funds being given out based on the results of these draw inspections because they want to ensure that there’s no more money tied up than is necessary for the project.
- Draw inspections can also help track funds because the inspector has to account for every cost request and compare it to the on-site representation.
- Inspections are also important to the builder in that they ensure they are receiving payment for work completed so that they have the funds to continue on to the next phase of construction.
- Above all else, inspections are important for the project owner, to aid in the smooth and timely completion of the project.
Draw Inspection Fees by City or Town
Poteau $150 Van Burean $175 Broken Bow $200
Panama $150 McAlrster $175 Fayettville $200
Spiro $150 Eufala $175 Springdale $200
Pocola $150 Hartshorn $175 Rogers $200
Roland $150 Canadian $175 Lowell $200
Muldrow $150 Checotah $175 Haskell $200
Fort Smith $150 Mena $175 Muskogee $200
Stigler $150 Stilwell $175 Bella Vista $200
Gore $150 Westville $175 Clayton $200
Please Note if your town is not listed please call us at 918-208-1393 to verify the service area and get a quote
Also these fees are for residential homes up to 3000 Sq Feet. Please call for pricing on larger homes or Commercial buildings these prices are subject to change