What Is a Punch List
A punch list (snag list, punch out list) is a document or set of documents used during the project closing stage. It lists any remaining work that still needs to be completed or has been completed incorrectly and needs further improvement. Its main purpose is to outline construction defects (wrong materials, damaged structures, faulty assembly, incorrect exterior, etc.) and specify what contractual requirements haven’t been met.
The filled punch list is then sent to the contractor and project owner. If any issues, they need to be addressed and fixed by the contractor. Only after the punch list is approved and signed by both sides, the customer makes the payment and the project can be considered officially closed.