Building Process Video 6: Underslab Plumbing Trenching

The sixth step in the building process is digging trenches for underslab plumbing. The plumbing contractor lays out placement of plumbing trenches with spray paint. A backhoe operator or trencher follows the layout by digging a trench that slopes from the furthest plumbing fixture, through the house and to the city sewer at the street or to the septic system. Other plumbing fixtures; sinks, tubs and toilets tie into the main waste line along the way.

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS: Steps 1-5

LOT PREPARATION 1
LOT PREPARATION 2: GRADING
CORNERSTAKING/FOOTING LAYOUT
FOOTING EXCAVATION
SETTING FORMS



Underslab Plumbing I: Trenching

Las Vegas Project

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS CONTINUED...

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 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 construction 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 construction 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 subcontractors, steps, construction methods and building 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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