From Start to Finish

  1. Prepare Construction Site and Pour Foundation: Before a builder can put a shovel in the ground, the local government must approve the design and provide permits for everything from the zoning and grading to the septic systems, home construction, electrical work, and plumbing. Once permits are acquired, physical construction can begin. Construction crew levels site and digs for the foundation.

  2. Pre-Pour Inspection of Foundation

  3. Complete Rough Framing: The frame of your house will be one of the most important components of your new home. It will support the weight of your roof, walls, windows, and doors. The frame is typically made from wood or steel.

  4. Complete Rough Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC: Once the frame is complete, it’s time to install plumbing, electrical wiring, and HVAC systems.

  5. Inspection by Licensed 3rd Party

  6. Install Insulation: Insulation is essential for keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer.

  7. Complete Drywall

  8. Painting Interior/Exterior

  9. Interior Fixtures; Start Exterior Finishes: Once insulation is installed, drywall can be hung. Interior fixtures such as cabinets, and flooring can also be installed at this stage.

  10. Finish Interior Trim; Install Exterior Walkways and Driveway: Interior trim such as baseboards and crown molding can be installed at this stage. Exterior walkways and driveways can also be poured.

  11. Install Hard Surface Flooring and Countertops; Complete Exterior Grading: Hard surface flooring such as tile or hardwood can be installed at this stage. Countertops can also be installed.

  12. Finish Mechanical Trims; Install Bathroom Fixtures: Mechanical trims such as light fixtures and outlets can be installed at this stage. Bathroom fixtures such as toilets, sinks, and showers can also be installed.

  13. Install Mirrors and Shower Doors; Finish Flooring and Exterior Landscaping: Mirrors and shower doors can be installed at this stage. Flooring can also be finished. Exterior landscaping such as planting trees or laying sod can also begin.

  14. Conduct Final Walk-Through: The final walk-through is an opportunity for you to inspect your new home before you move in.