Building Process Video 7: Underslab Plumbing II

Setting Lines

We continue on in our Building Process Video Series, again discussing underslab plumbing.. The second underslab plumbing video covers the process of setting waste lines, tying into city sewer, shading (protecting with sand) lines and preparing for the underslab plumbing inspection.

This is a critical step of construction. Repairing mistakes after a concrete slab has been poured is difficult, expensive and time consuming.

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS: Steps 1-6

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



Step 7: Underlab Plumbing II

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS CONTINUED...

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 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 overviews of construction tasks and methods. They are meant to familiarize owner builders with the building process. There is a lot of additional education and experience that can benefit owner builders before starting their own project. As they say, knowledge is power.

Our goal is to show owner builders that a complicated, enormous custom home project is built the in same way, using the same subcontractors, steps 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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