Building Process Video Series: Part 4

The fourth step in the building process is the initial footing excavation. We are finally "breaking ground" on the construction project and beginning the foundation work.
Footing excavation is conducted by the foundation contractor or an excavation contractor under the supervision of the foundation contractor. It is important for the owner builder/ construction manager to also review the drawings and monitor progress. Make sure the depth, width and locations of footings match what is shown on the prints. Since most owner builders are new to construction, have the concrete contractor review the drawings with you.

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS: Steps 1-3

LOT PREPARATION 1
LOT PREPARATION 2: GRADING
CORNERSTAKING/FOOTING LAYOUT

Footing Excavation Video

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS CONTINUED...

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...



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, 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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