Most of us have no clue of what goes on when homes are being constructed. As long as the house you want is completed, then there is no need for you to know what is done, right? Some of the advantages of knowing the stages followed in construction is that you can be able to estimate how much the whole construction will cost, the manpower need, and also the total hours consumed. Even though it is an overview, this article will shed a light on how the construction is done, and the processes followed.
Floor plans must be developed before any construction can be done. After these plans have been developed and finalized, they must be submitted to the municipal officer. The officer then reviews them before issuing a building permit. Other than inspecting the site, the homebuilders must test the soil, carry out other environmental tests and also establish the capacity of the ground.
At the land where the construction is to take place, thorough preparation is to be made. The topmost soil is removed. Next, excavation is done. Concrete slabs that supports the wall foundation are formed and poured; they are termed as footings. Erection of the wall foundations follows. You might get a call from the homebuilders on how they will build the floors.
Here, the frame is erected. Even though there are a lot of techniques that can be applied, the most common is exterior sheeting. The windows and doors are installed in this third stage. You should know that the frames can be lifted in place after they have been constructed on the ground.
The installation and construction of the basement floor is done at this stage of the house construction process. Piping and the ventilations are done at this stage and this will stage will also include the electric wiring, heating and cooling. The inspection of the house by the city engineer is also at this point of the construction. Inspection is done to the house to ensure that it is safe for those that will leave in it the workers that are continuing with the job.
The Inside and Outside Works
This point of construction is the fourth stage. Here, proper scheduling must be observed because both the exterior and interior works will be done at the same time. From the inside the warming up section is set up and the cooling systems are also put up. It is also at this stage that the vapor barrier is applied. Painting of the walls and the upper part of the house is done at this point. In addition, the floor is permanently laid, and the cabinets of the bathroom and kitchen are installed.
The above are just a few of the numerous things that happen in the construction of a house and that need to be kept in mind. The constructor taking care of building your home must also keep in touch with you to give you regular updates of the whole process.