Building Process Video Series: Part 3

Foundation Cornerstaking and Layout

Thank you for visiting our Building Process Video Series. The third step in the building process is Foundation Cornerstaking and Layout. Layout is the final step to complete before "breaking ground" or digging footings.
Layout is conducted by the concrete contractor. It is critical that there be a clear line of responsibility when building a home. If one contractor does layout and another follows the layout to begin foundation work, there may be confusion about who is responsible should there be an error. There is always cost involved with fixing mistakes. The owner builder or general contractor/ construction manager avoids potential conflicts by making sure subcontractors do their own layout.
While each step of construction is being monitored and is underway, the owner builder must also be looking ahead and keeping the next subcontractors informed about progress and timelines. The plumbing contractor and electrician will need to know when the site will be ready for their personnel to do underslab preparation and installations.

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS: Steps 1-2

LOT PREPARATION 1
LOT PREPARATION 2: GRADING

Cornerstaking and Layout Video

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS CONTINUED...

FOOTING EXCAVATION
SETTING FORMS
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING I
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING II
BACKFILL AND COMPACTION
VAPOR BARRIER
INTERIOR FORMS
PRESLAB ELECTRICAL
SLAB REINFORCEMENT VIDEO
CONCRETE POUR
STRIPPING FORMS
LOT SPINOFF
FRAMING LAYOUT AND PLATE

STAY TUNED, MORE TO COME.



Las Vegas Project

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

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

I hope the videos are enjoyable and informative.

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