The Natural Order of Building a Home

A lot of people have no idea how the building process starts, but everyone knows that naturally it begins from the ground up. Well I think you should know that it starts with Excavation. In construction we call this dirt work, the excavator moves the dirt around and digs it out so that the foundation can sit properly. Your house will be nice and firm on the ground if the excavator knows what they are doing.

The next step as I am sure you guessed is the Foundation, and in construction we call this and concrete slabs “concrete work”. You will know that you have a good Foundation Contractor when your house is level and flat. The foundation sets the accuracy for the framer. With a good solid foundation you should have a good firm standing home.

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Next of course is Framing and it is the structure of your home without it there would be no house. A good Framing Contractor will make sure your house is level and straight all the way up. The first thing I ever did in construction was framing, and that was for my dad when I was only 14 years old. Framing is hard work probably the hardest in all construction, and they don’t get any recognition. If you get a chance to thank your framer please do so.

After framing is Plumbing, Electrical, and HVAC which is you’re heating and cooling. I don’t know a lot about these, but I did do plumbing for one year and it was boring to me. Once these three contractors are done then your house gets Windows, Doors, Roofing, and Siding. At this point your house almost looks finished from the outside, but there is still a lot more to do.

After all of that is done then come Insulation, Sheet Rock, and Painting. This is when your home does look done from the outside. You neighbor wouldn’t be able to tell that it wasn’t complete, but you still need Flooring, Cabinets, Finish Carpentry, and your plumber one more time. At this point you are ready to move in the only thing left to do is your yard and most home owners like to do these themselves.

If you have ever been through the home building process I hope your builder did a great job for you like I know my brother with CDB Construction would, and if you are ever in the market for a new home be sure to call him. One last thing you should know almost everything that goes into building your home naturally comes from nature.

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