Homesite to Home
The foundation is the concrete structure that supports your entire home. Soil conditions are inspected by a Geotech engineer and verified on each homesite, and your Builder performs a quality inspection prior to pouring any concrete. Once the local municipal inspector has conducted their inspection and found the job to be in compliance with applicable building codes, the foundation is installed.
The frame makes up the shell of your home. It defines the interior room layouts, and along with the foundation, provides the structural integrity of the home. Framing can take up to several weeks to complete. Once the exterior sheathing and roofing are installed and the home has been dried in to keep wind, rain, or other weather elements out, the rough mechanicals can begin.
During this phase, air-conditioning, heating, ventilation, plumbing and electrical wiring are installed. Siding and masonry may also begin during this period. If you’ve opted for any special security systems, central vacuum or pre-wiring for your stereo and entertainment centers, installation takes place at this point. The home is then ready for insulation and applicable municipal frame and mechanical inspections will be ordered.
We’re at the halfway point here. After drywall is installed, an additional inspection will take place to ensure the walls are nice a true and the joint compound and texture are applied to complete the interior wall surfaces. Interior wood trim is then installed and the entire home is primed and painted. The driveway and walkaways are poured, and the lawn is graded. The countertops and cabinets are then installed and tile is installed in the kitchen and baths.
The plumbing team installs faucets and sinks, electricians install light switches, towel bars will installed, and doorknobs and all of the small hardware items that you’ll be using on a daily basis. Landscaping is then installed.
The rest of the flooring is finally installed in the interest of protecting your carpet and hardwoods from boots, nails and dust. Any minor adjustments take place during this phase including drywall and paint touch-ups.