Understanding the Building Process
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Site Preparation and Foundations
Layout and Grading if necessary
Foundations- Can be
slab, basement, or crawlspace Floor framing, Under floor plumbing, Under floor HVAC, Under floor Electrical, Floor insulation Here are more details on your concrete foundation.
Second Floor Framed
Second Floor Wall Framing
Roof Framing and Sheeting
Windows and Exterior doors
Dry-in and Load Roof
Siding and Trim
Top out Plumbing
Electrical Rough in
Rough Frame inspection
Garage doors installed
Interior Trim or "Back End"
Set Roof Tile
Exterior Flatwork - driveways and sidewalks
Placement of Condensors and A/C Start
• Hardwood floors are installed. • Carpet installed.
Final Touch-ups and Cleans
Final grades for drainage and Landscaping
Certificate of Occupancy
What is a "punch list"? A punch list is a list of items that the project manager (owner builder) puts together at the end of construction. It will consist of any corrections or improvements that need to be made to finish the home. These items often are small and easily overlooked errors or incomplete work.
There are a couple of ways to do a punch list. Sometimes, if the owner builder has a bit of construction experience and the items are small, they can get a hammer, a screw gun and some caulking and take care of the items. We discourage this unless the list is VERY short.
Typical items on a punch list are: Smoke detector batteries dead, incorrect door hardware, nicks or scratches on countertops, dirty grout, incomplete or damaged trim work, paint on hinges, no paint on the top of doors, high shelves or accents, unlabeled electrical panel, cracked or missing caulking at base or countertops, touch-up paint, etc.
This is a challenging portion of the building process. Trades are not excited about returning to a job for 30 minutes of work. Be assertive and be persistant. Hold final payment if necessary. Subcontractors are obligated to finish their work. Make them honor their obligation.