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Concrete Slab

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1. Foundation

•  Clear and scrape the area where home will be built.

•  Build a dirt pad at the proper height for the site.
•  Place the form boards around the perimeter of where concrete is to be poured.

•  Install the underground plumbing.
•  Install mesh, rebar and plastic vapor barrier.

•  Pour the concrete and smooth.

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Home Building Process

Building your new home is exciting, especially when you understand how the process works. The following overview outlines the general steps in the construction of a new home.

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2. Framing

•  Frame exterior and load bearing walls with 2x6 wood studs.

•  Place roof trusses.

•  Install Zipboard sheathing on exterior walls.

•  Frame interior walls with metal studs.

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3. Rough Mechanical Trades

•  Plumbing pipes, Electrical wires and boxes, and HVAC ductwork and exhaust fans will be installed in the walls and ceilings.

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4. Roof

•  Install underlayment, flashing and drip edge. 

•  Install 30 Year Architectural Shingles.

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5. Exterior Siding

•  Per the facade plan, Hardiplank Cement Fiber Board will be installed on the home's exterior

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6. Insulation

• R-19 Open Cell Spray Foam Attic Insulation • R-19 Batt Fiberglass Wall Insulation.

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Drywall with texture applied

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7. Drywall

•  Install drywall boards, tape seams, and then apply texture finish to walls.

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8. Trim

•  Install interior doors, window sills, base molding and crown molding.