Steps In Home Construction

Getting The Lot Ready For Building

Individuals often choose a patch of land on which to start their home construction. Before laying the foundation, the terrain will have to be prepared. This includes leveling, moving earth and preparing grading, drainage, and any underground components. If it’s a virgin plot, electricity and plumbing will have to be sent from the municipalities to the lot.

Laying The Foundation

Having a solid foundation is crucial. This is usually a slab of cement poured into the dimensions of the floor plan. Once the cement is dried, it’s exciting for the homeowners-to-be to walk on top of it. They’ll probably run around saying “here’s my room,” or “this is where the kitchen will be.” They imagine living their life in their future home on this very slab of cement.

Framing The Walls

As if the cement foundation wasn’t exciting enough, watching the framers hammer up the boards that shape the walls is downright thrilling. If a person has never seen a house or building being constructed, it’s interesting to check out everything that lies unseen beneath the drywall. Wires will be run; pipes will be placed for plumbing; ductwork for the HVAC systems will be installed. Taking photos of this stage will be a good way of remembering where everything is beneath the finished product. During this phase, insulation batting may be added, as well, followed by wallboard and drywall.

Painting & Finishing Touches

Once the inside and outside are constructed, there will be painting of the walls, ceilings, exterior and trim. Homeowners who picked out all the color combinations will now get to see how the house will really look. Lights, fixtures and appliances will be placed after the painting is completed. Every fixture and appliance that is installed will have been handpicked by these homeowners-to-be. A person most likely won’t realize all the details that make up a building until he or she has had to pick them out individually. After this process is completed, every house or building will be looked at through different eyes.