STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION
All preconstruction documents are completed and approved. This includes working drawings, site plans, and exterior colors. With engineering work and ARB approval complete, the building permit will be submitted.
The home site will be graded, and forms/footings will be set and dug according to the approved site plan. If your home is on a slab, the plumbing will be installed, and then the slab will be poured.
Exterior and interior walls are framed, and roof/floor rafters/trusses are installed. This is an exciting stage of construction as your home is beginning to really take shape and become a three-dimensional space!
4. DRY IN
At this stage, the exterior sheathing, roof deck, shingles, windows, and doors are installed. Your home is now “enclosed,” thus the term “dried-in.”
During this stage, the mechanical work is completed on the home. This includes plumbing lines, heating and air conditioning units and trunk lines, electrical pre-wire, television, phone wiring, and gas lines. Both city and engineering inspections are conducted for the mechanical work as well as the framing.
6. PRE-DRYWALL INSPECTION
At this stage, you will meet with your project manager and walk the home. This gives you a good look at where the wiring, plumbing, gas, and air conditioning lines run in the home. Many of our homeowners like to take pictures at this stage and keep them for future reference. This also allows one last look to be sure you didn’t miss putting in a wall plug or a switch that you may have missed!
7. INSULATION & SHEETROCK
Once the inspections are complete, your home will then be insulated, the insulation will be inspected, and the sheetrock can be installed and finished.
8. TRIM, PAINT, & CABINETS
Once the sheetrock has been properly finished, the cabinets, trim, interior painting, and some sections of the flooring can begin. Just as framing is an exciting milestone, this stage of construction is even more so as your home starts to take on its own unique personality!
9. FLOORING & TOPS
The balance of the flooring will be installed, and the tops will be installed on the cabinets.
10. LANDSCAPING, LIGHTING, & FINISHES
In this stage, the plumbing fixtures, appliances, heating and air conditioning condensers, grills, electrical fixtures, switch plates and outlets, and carpeting are all installed. Driveways, walkways, irrigation systems, plus landscaping and plants are also installed.
11. CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
Your home is now complete! The final city inspections are done, and you are ready for your home orientation and walk-thru with your Project Manager.