Most of us have no clue of what goes on when homes are being constructed. The general attitude is, as long as my house is complete and well-constructed, why do I need to know the details? 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. This is not a comprehensive detailed article, but at least you will have an idea of what goes on in construction of homes.
There must be floor plans for the whole building before construction commences. After these plans have been developed and finalized, they must be submitted to the municipal officer. A building permit will only be issued after the municipal officer has approved the plans. The soil, capacity of the ground, and other environmental tests must be carried out by the homebuilders together with the site inspection.
Foundation means that before the building is done, the base must be firmly laid. The topmost soil is removed. Excavation of the site follows. Concrete slabs that supports the wall foundation are formed and poured; they are termed as footings. Next, the wall foundations are created. You might get a call from the homebuilders on how they will build the floors.
This is a process of erecting a framing skeleton. The use of exterior sheeting in framing is most common even though there are other techniques. The windows and doors are installed in this third stage. It is not a must that the frames be constructed while erect, they can be done on the ground the lifted in place.
In this stage, if the house being constructed will have a basement, then the basement floor is constructed and installed. Piping and the ventilations are done at this stage and this will stage will also include the electric wiring, heating and cooling. It is also at this stage where the municipal comes in to do the inspection. 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.
Exterior Works and The Interior
This is considered as almost being the final stage. The house is constructed from the inside and from the outside at the same time and this means; the workers should work extra hard and extra careful. The Erection of the heating up systems of the house are set up from the outside and the cooling systems as well. The barrier that is used for the steam is set up. 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.
You ought to know that there are a lot of details that are involved in construction, but the above are only highlights. The contractor that you have given the job need to keep you up to date with every stage that and everything that happens to ensure that you make changes where necessary.