Building Process Video 11

Underslab Electrical and Sweeps

We set in-floor electrical plugs in a variety of locations on our project. Because the foundation is concrete slab, the locations of electrical conduit and plumbing sweeps are determined and installed prior to reinforcement. Be sure to schedule these items before pouring concrete to avoid hassle and additional costs.

Each construction project offers different challenges and many difficulties can be avoided by good planning and scheduling. The importance of planning and scheduling can be seen very clearly on this job. If locations had not been determined and conduit installed before rebar and/or concrete, it would become neccessary later to cut the concrete or simply abandon the in-floor electrical.



Step 11: Electrical and Sweeps

Las Vegas Project

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS

LOT PREPARATION 1
LOT PREPARATION 2: GRADING
CORNERSTAKING/FOOTING LAYOUT
FOOTING EXCAVATION
SETTING FORMS
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING I
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING II
BACKFILL AND COMPACTION
VAPOR BARRIER
INTERIOR FORMS



Building Process Videos: Step 12-

SLAB REINFORCEMENT VIDEO
CONCRETE POUR
STRIPPING FORMS
LOT SPINOFF
FRAMING LAYOUT AND PLATE

STAY TUNED, MORE TO COME..



We will be continuing our Building Process Video Series for the next several months. The typical residential project takes 4-6 months, however, our Las Vegas Project is a 10,000 square foot custom home. It will take a total of 12 months to complete. While it may not be exactly what most owner builders are undertaking, it will demonstrate the building process that is common to all projects.

Remember, these videos are brief and fairly general. They are meant to familiarize owner builders with the building process. There is a lot of additional education and experience that an owner builder should seek out before starting their own project. As they say, knowledge is power.

Our goal is to show owner builders that a complicated, enormous custom home is built the in same way, using the same contractors, subcontractors, steps and materials, as the smaller, "simpler" projects that most of us plan to build. Of course, there will be unique challenges that may not apply to an individual's owner builder experience. They will, however, hopefully address another's issues.

I hope the videos are enjoyable and informative. I am still learning how to shoot and edit video. As time goes on, I will probably go back and re-edit some of the videos I have already done.

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