Constructing a home can be an exciting experience. To help you understand the process, here are six of the steps involved in a new home single-level construction project.
Once the ground is level, the foundation can be completed. Forms are put into place to keep the concrete in the desired shape, and the house foundation is poured. For the next few days, there will be no one working on the site because the cement needs time to cure.
The next step is the construction of the frame of the house. Also known as the skeleton, the wooden or metal posts are put into place to establish a system of walls, floors, and roof sections. The sheathing is applied, windows and doors are installed, and the house is wrapped in a barrier.
The technicians of all sorts appear next to install water, sewer, wires, and everything associated with those items. So, within a few weeks, the tubs and showers, the HVAC system, and the electrical wiring are all in place in your new home.
After many inspections, the insulation and drywall can be installed. Some insulation is blown into place after the sheetrock is up, but most are hung and stapled into place inside the walls. Drywall is hung, taped, mudded, and textured. Once the texture is dry, the first coat of paint can be applied.
Your home’s finish can now be applied. Stone, siding, or anything else you want on the outside can be applied – and your house looks like a home – almost. During this step, the inside bathroom fixture, flooring, and appliances are also added to finish off the inside.
Once everything is in place inside, the walkways, stairs, and driveway can be completed, and a final inspection takes place. This is a vital step in the process, and a good inspector can catch issues that could cause you problems in the future.
That is how it’s done. Welcome to your new home!