Your Guide to the Construction of Your Dream Home

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The construction of your dream home is about to begin. You’ve already approved the design. You’ve signed the agreement with your contractor. You’re done with all the groundbreaking ceremonies. But what do you need more to understand about the construction phase? It will take time for your dream home to take shape. Depending on the size of your home, it may take as long as five months to complete everything.

Luckily, there are many methods that construction companies use to make homes and buildings faster and sturdier. They use injection molding to make sturdy construction materials in as little time as possible. This lessens the time they need to mold certain parts of the house into a specified size and design.

Foundations

The first phase of the construction is the foundations. The workers will excavate the site of your new home to lay sturdy and durable foundations. The sturdiness of your new home against rough weather conditions will depend on its construction. The contractor must take great pains to make sure that your house has a solid footing.

Your new home’s foundations can be built using a slab, block construction, or poured wall construction. It all depends on the region where your new home will be. During this phase, the contractor will install underground plumbing. You may also notice your basement—if you have—taking shape.

Framing

Many new homeowners think that their dream home is near completion when they see the framing. It’s not. This phase takes time because these are finer in detail. The workers need to build around the design of your new home. These parts are vital to the completion of the house. The subflooring, walls, roof shingles, door and window frames, and backfilling are done during this phase.

Rough Mechanics

This is one of the most important phases of building a new home. Many new service providers will come in and do work on the site. They will install plumbing, heating and air conditioning, electrical lines, sewer pipes, furnace and ducts, outlets, and switches. They will also install insulation and water, gas, and electric utilities.

Drywall

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You will see the actual space that you will have in your new home during this phase. Once the walls have been constructed, you will have an idea of how spacious the rooms will be in the house. The exterior, bricks, stones, and sidings will also be installed. The workers will also start on the patio, driveway, and walkway. This is also a good time to talk about the drainage system in your neighborhood. This is to make sure that the rainwater will not pool in your garden or driveway.

Interior and Exterior Finishes

This phase is the most exciting. You can now choose the interior cabinets, showerheads, stair rails, kitchen countertops, and many more. You’re also going to see your new home come to life because the workers will start painting the interior and exterior walls. It will take time to finish these all, though, because the contractor will also work on your yard. Finally, the switch plates, lighting units, air and heat pump, thermostat, and security system will be installed.

Understanding the construction phase is important so that you can protect your investment. Your contractor should walk you through each phase. Make sure to check the contract if there are things that are amiss during the construction phase.

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