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Building a home can be stressful, no matter who you are. Green Quest Homes aims to make the construction process as stress-free as possible. Find out what you can expect when building with Green Quest Homes.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The home construction process involves the coordination and scheduling of many different sub-contractors and crews. All along the way, numerous city inspections take place to ensure compliance with building codes. Below is a summary of the build process for your new home.
Rocks, debris and trees are removed from the job site. The excavation crew digs the holes and trenches for the home. Cement footings are then poured. If the home is built on a concrete slab with no basement, underground utility runs are installed for the HVAC, plumbing and electrical. Once these runs are in, stone is spread between the footers and the concrete slab is poured on top of the stone. If a home has a full basement, a deeper hole is dug and concrete foundation walls are poured on top of the footings. The underground plumbing is then installed along with the basement floor. After the poured concrete has cured, a water proofing membrane is applied to the foundation and drain tile pipes are installed in order to keep water away from the foundation.
Framing is where the house takes shape. The floor systems, walls and roof systems are completed. Sheathing is applied to the exterior walls and then covered with a protective wrap. This wrap prevents water from penetrating the structure while allowing water vapor to escape. Windows and exterior doors are also installed during this phase. The homeowner should typically have all interior and exterior selections picked out by the end of the Framing Phase.
This is where plumbing and electrical wires are run through the interior walls, ceilings and floors. The following components are installed during this phase: Sewer and water supply lines, bathtubs and showers, HVAC ductwork, and insulation. Green Quest Homes will perform a walk through of the house with the homeowner prior to installation of the drywall.
Installing the drywall helps to define the rooms and should give the homeowner a better visual of what the house will look like. On the exterior of the home, siding, stone and brick are also installed.
During this phase, interior trim will be installed along with interior doors, window sills, cabinets and vanities. The interior walls will be primed and painted. Hard surfaces such as counter tops, flooring and tile work will be installed as well. Carpet is installed after the hard surfaces.
This is where plumbing hardware such as faucets, toilets, showerheads, plug covers, and light fixtures are installed. This is also where the final grade of the lot will take place after which the seed and landscaping is installed. You should also be seeing the exterior concrete poured for the driveway and sidewalks (weather permitting).
This includes final touch ups, final cleaning as well as a final walkthrough with the homeowner. Finally, it is on to closing and the homeowner moving in!