At United Home Construction, we have laid out a step-by-step plan that will take each customer from the first construction phase to the final inspection where they are given the keys to their new home. For each phase of construction, there is at least one quality checkpoint that must be passed in order to move on to the next phase. The following will give you more information about each of these phases.
At the preconstruction meeting, we will have final review of your plans and specifications. Together, we'll verify the placement of the house, review the blueprints, and you will find out what to expect during the building process. Once city and state permits have been attained, construction can begin.
After final review of your house plans, a surveyor will stake out the placement of your foundation. Our land clearing crew will remove trees and debris where the foundation is to be placed. The excavation crew will follow. The hole will be excavated and prepared for the foundation.
The first step to building a quality home is laying the foundation. United Home Construction analyzes soil conditions, ground integrity, government requirements and home size to ensure that a quality structural system is built for your home. United Home Construction utilizes several methods to ensure the stability of each foundation.Click here for actual construction pictures
The frame is the skeleton of your home. Frames can be made of wood, cement block, metal or other materials based on specific conditions. The framing stage time ultimately depends on the size of your home, and consists of the following:
- Once the first floor walls are up, work starts on the second floor system (if applicable).
- Roof trusses arrive at the home site just as work is finished on the first or second floor.
- Once the roof trusses are in place, the entire roof is installed
- Once the roof is installed, the exterior detail work begins, including windows, trim and doors.
During this phase, air conditioning, heating, ventilation, plumbing and electrical wiring are installed.
- HVAC and plumbing systems are "roughed-in" as exterior trim is completed.
- Electrical systems are installed along with any other wiring that the job requires.
- Once installed a inspection is required to continue building.
Sheet rock is stocked in the home while insulation, gas meters and permanent power connections are installed. Next, plastering/drywall taping and finishing are scheduled over the next few days. After sanding and priming the walls are ready for paint.Click here for actual construction pictures
Trim and Finish Details
All the browsing that you did for finish work will begin to be implemented. During this phase, you will begin to recognize the home that you designed.
- Walls are painted and prepared for final finish, white interior trim, cabinets, counters and sinks are installed.
- Completion of electrical systems occurs as wire shelving, bath accessories and mirrors are installed.
- Ceramic tile and any wood flooring is installed
- Any necessary grading occurs outside as hardware fixtures, shoe molding and carpeting are installed.
- Final touches (gutters, mailboxes, garage door openers, etc.) are completed as the entire home is cleaned.
Final Walk-Through Inspection
- Any minor adjustments take place now
- Appliances are installed.
- Door and window screens are installed
- Various final inspections (bank, city, etc.) garage cleaning and paint touch-ups take place.