The Walls Go Up
Last week we talked about the first stage of the home building process that often seems like an eternal waiting period, especially since you’re so excited about this new season of life! The next stage in the process is one of the most fascinating to watch and moves at a much faster pace. This process requires some fairly fascinating large machinery to turn a field of grass into a solid structure.
Once the permits are approved, you’ll likely find a giant hole on your property. This hole will eventually become the basement and is the foundation to your new home! What I love so much about this phase of the home building process is getting to see actual movement and growth on your new home.
Concrete is poured into the hole that was recently created and solidifies to form your basement floor. Sometimes, the weather can be tricky in letting us get the dirt on ground, but we strive to deliver on our value of performance and look to keep the house on schedule. This past September we experienced some soft ground that would leave the concrete truck stuck in the dirt, so we worked with our concrete company to set up a massive conveyor belt to get the job done efficiently.
Build the Structure
Once the foundation has formed, it’s time for the structure of the house to be put up. This part of the second phase makes the house come to life and allows you to really vision what your life will look like in your new home. While the structure is being built, you’ll see the carpenters out there pulling up walls and lining up trusses. The boom crane that drives up to help put the roof over your house is a personal favorite to watch!
Protect Your Home
During this step your house will turn green – but don’t worry this green color is just a wrap that protects your home from water and air and other outside elements. Using this ZIP System product is another example of our commitment to responsible purchasing and helps you overtime because it creates an energy efficiency air barrier that seals your walls to help keep your utility bills at a reasonable cost.
The last step of the outside phase adds the little details that takes the house one step closer to looking like a home! The exterior doors and windows get put in, the roof is shingled, the siding goes up and the sidewalk is often poured during this time. At the end of this step, the outside of your house really starts looking like the finished product and the next phase turns it from a solid structure into your dream home!
Keep reading for part 3 of this series!