Ready, Set, Wait?
At the start, you might not see much activity on your homesite. Don’t worry! A lot of behind-the-scenes work is happening. This is when we secure the various permits, finalize plans, distribute blueprints to the plumbers, electricians, and framers, and order materials. It might be several weeks before any major activity begins on your homesite, but rest assured that all the background work is being done to create a smooth process!
Stage 1: Foundation Complete
This is when we prepare the homesite, set foundation forms, install in-slab plumbing and when the concrete is poured and cured. This is the point when many people wonder if their home will be large enough. Seeing the foundation without walls can be very deceiving.
Stage 2: Frame Complete
You’ll be surprised how quickly this is done. One day, there’s nothing but slab. A few days later, there’s a home – well, at least the framework of one, with exterior and interior walls, as well as the roof. This is when you get your first true sense of your home’s breadth and shape.
Stage 3: Shingles Complete
This is when the structure becomes “weatherproof.” We install decking, flashing, and shingles. We also install the windows and wrap the exterior walls with sheathing.
Stage 4: Insulation Complete
All electrical wiring, outlets, and breaker boxes are installed at this stage. Air conditioning and heating equipment are put in place, as well as plumbing. This is also when municipal inspections are completed.
Stage 5: Drywall Complete
After electrical, plumbing, HVAC, inspections, and insulation are complete and exterior and interior wall surfaces are covered and finished, your home begins to resemble its final form. Brick, stucco, and/or stone go up on the outside. Drywall is installed and texture is applied inside.
Stage 6: Interior Trim and Doors Complete
Once the drywall is complete and the texture has cured, the finish carpenters arrive to install all the interior doors and molding, as well as any staircase railings and balusters.
Stage 7: Kitchen and Vanity Tops Installed
Next, we install kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Countertops are set in place and all of the interior is primed and painted.
Stage 8: Flooring Installed
After the paint dries, your plumbing and light fixtures come in. This is also when carpeting, tile, and wood flooring is installed.
Stage 9: Personal Builder Completes the Home
Your Personal Builder will complete a final quality check of your home. Anything that does not meet our strict quality standards will be noted and corrected before you are introduced to your new home.
Stage 10: Project Manager and Warranty Service Representative Accept the Home
In addition to your Personal Builder, our Project Manager and your Warranty Service Representative will inspect your home. Any items they identify will be corrected before you are introduced to your new home.
Stage 10 Continued: Homebuyer Accepts the Home
Your Personal Builder will introduce you to your new home, pointing out all its unique features and systems. Congratulations and welcome to the family!