While perhaps not "technically" new construction, this 5 year old Condo had an issue with one of the plumbing vents that has been wrong for 5 years. On the outside----other than being a little crooked----the vent looks relatively normal.
On the inside we can see why it is a "little" crooked. The pipes are not connected together. I was surprised to see that this small opening actually collects quite a bit of water over 5 years----as was evidenced by the compaction of the insulation below it.
An easy fix----but evidence again of why new construction needs to be inspected. The sad thing is----this one was. Some inspectors don't go in attics. As you can see by the pitch of the roof, this was a pretty easy attic to traverse.
PS, for those of you that are new to my blog (or for some other "unexplained" reason have never noticed) all pictures and smiley-face inserts (emoticons) (when I use them) have messages that show up when you point at them with your cursor.
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WA State, Home Inspector Advisory Licensing Board