Building A House The process of building a house is a very complex and difficult task. In the following paragraphs, I will be explaining the many different steps that are required to build a house. The first thing in building a house is selecting a lot and lot preparation. The land has to be cleared of trees and brush and graded to ensure a level building area. This process is usually called excavating and grading. This is usually a very fast process but can be costly depending on the job.
Also the land has to perk which means the land is not too wet and is safe for a structure and allows a septic tank to be installed that will function properly. The next step is to have the land surveyed. When the land is surveyed you will find out where the property lines are located and also get the footer laid out and ready to dig. After the footing is prepared and poured full of concrete, the next step is to lay the foundation.
Materials used are usually brick or block. The foundation has to meet certain codes which are set by the county. The inspector will have to inspect the foundation before the building process can proceed. After the foundation has passed inspection, the next step for the house is to frame.
The framing process is probably the fastest part of building a house. A good framing crew can frame an average size house in just a couple of days. The framing of the house consists of the floor system, walls, and roof system. The framing is the infrastructure of the final product. When a house is framed you can tell the general layout of the interior and exterior. When the framing crew is finished, the framing has to be inspected and passed before the next process can begin.
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The next process is for the electricians and plumbers to begin. The electricians will completely wire the house while the plumbers will only put in the first stage of pipes. The reason for not completely plumbing is because the showers, sinks, and toilets are the very last items to be installed. After the wiring and preliminary plumbing are complete, insulation and installing the windows on the house are done. Using a good insulation and good windows will help reduce the heating and cooling costs of the homeowner. This is a step in building a house that you should spare no expense.
The insulation and windows will pay for themselves in the long run. Next, the builder will be hanging sheetrock. The sheetrock is the base interior wall covering. After the sheetrock is hung, the painting or wallcovering can be done.
Once painting is completed, the carpet installation or other floor coverings can be installed. This is self-explanatory. Inside trim will also be done during this phase. This includes various molding and window casings and other items to be done to the specifications of the homeowner.
Then builders will move to the outside of the house. The boxing and siding crews will start on the exterior of the house. Here you have to choose whether you want vinyl siding or one of the many of the other kinds of siding on the market today. There are also many brick options for exteriors. Once the exterior is complete, it is ready for final inspection which will allow the house to be put on the market for sale.
The last and final step to completing the house is the landscaping. Planting the shrubs, trees and flower beds will improve the appearance of the home. As you have seen, the process of building a house is long and very complex. It requires many phases of inspections by county building inspectors to ensure the quality and safety of the home building. This paper has given you a very general idea of the steps involved in building a house.
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