You’ve chosen the perfect community and home plan. Here’s an overview of the work that goes into planning and building your home
The site is prepared for construction. The land is surveyed, and the foundation begins. A proper foundation not only keeps out moisture and insulates against the cold, but it also takes into account soil conditions, water tables, and backfill material.
The home begins to take shape during the framing stage. Fire-rated lumber is used to erect walls, contour rooms, and construct the “bones” of the house.
Spray foam insulation provides an outstanding building envelope that helps drown outside noise, reduce space for pests, maintain livable indoor temperatures and improve indoor air quality. At this stage, the weatherproofing involves the home’s roof, subfloors, windows, exterior doors and walls. With spray foam insulation and a tight, structurally sound envelope, you will conserve energy and save money.
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing are next. At this stage, all electrical wiring, outlets and breaker boxes are installed. The walls remain open for a city inspector to examine the installations so that a building permit may be finalized.
Your home’s interior and exterior start to take their final forms. Drywall is hung throughout the home. Flooring and tile finishes are installed. Brick, stucco and/or stone go up on the exterior.
At this time, your Construction Manager will introduce you to your home and demonstrate its many features. Together, you will discuss maintenance requirements, have paperwork signed, and review next steps for you to complete as a new homeowner.
The new home is now complete and ready for move-in. Your Construction Manager will continue to work with you for 30 days after closing. After 30 days, your Warranty Manager and the Warranty Team will answer your questions and complete warranty service needed. At any time during your home building process, please submit questions to your Construction and Warranty Teams through the online form.