Everyone wants a home of their own. Some people buy ready-built homes but for those who are lucky, they have the chance to build a house from the ground up. If you’re planning to do so, you need to familiarize yourself with the steps in the construction process. This ensures that you will be at least knowledgeable of how well the entire process is going.
Contractors begin by laying down the foundation of your home. Before that though, home foundation contractors will need to prepare the ground. It involves leveling the site so that everything is flat and ready for excavation. If you want a basement, they will need to excavate for space. There will still be digging anyway since foundation posts must be laid down deep for maximum support.
Concrete foundations are the preferred material for foundations mostly because they are affordable and very adaptable to various conditions. When the concrete is poured, your contractor will need to wait before they move on to the next step.
The Frame and the Roof
This is where the house starts to take shape. A wooden frame is a usual thing that goes up for a home, though other frames have been used. You’ll notice that most contractors set it up, and then they place some plywood and tarps to cover the structure that is being formed. This ensures that water won’t damage the interior while it is being further developed. The roof gets some basic protection as well. Some plywood boards are placed to cover it until the structure is complete.
Plumbing and Electrical Systems
With all the walls exposed, this is the best time to start integrating pipes and electrical systems. It also allows for better addition of larger objects. This is usually when bathtubs, boilers, and other items are put in place. This is because it allows for better maneuvering. Electrical wiring is also set into place since the wall sidings are not yet installed. This is when the sockets and lighting fixtures are put into place. If you plan to add HVAC systems, this is also when vents and ducts are installed.
Windows, Doors, and Walls
With all the internal components done, it is time for the walls to be installed. This is combined with the windows and doors. This is also when the roofing is finished, along with shingles or the roofing option chosen by the homeowner. It is also time for insulation to be installed. If you want an energy-efficient home then you will want a properly insulated house that adapts well to the weather patterns.
This is when the floors, paints, and the like are done. This is mostly cosmetic so that when the homeowner walks in, they will feel at home. Landscaping is done on the outside so that the house will have curb appeal, as well as the electricity and water mains being hooked up. This should make the house ready for occupancy.
With all of these done, you should be ready to do the finishing touches to make the home livable. Constructing a house is a major undertaking and your involvement every step of the way is a good choice. Knowing what your contractors would need to do reduces the doubts that you may have and can give you an idea of what to expect. Hopefully, you learned enough so that you can give some solid input in the construction process.