Building the house of your dreams is often an exciting process for both you and your family. Let’s briefly review the typical initial steps that the builder will follow to build the structure of your new home.
The first thing is to perform the ground settling and foundation repair. Often these jobs are done by the same team. By using a backhoe and a bulldozer, the team cleans the terrain of rocks, debris, and trees to build the house. The team levels the terrain, places the wooden formwork that serves as a foundation settling and digs holes and trenches. The bases (structures that serve as the interface between the house and the terrain on which it rests) are installed, the formwork is placed and the concrete is poured. The area between the bases is leveled and the facilities for the services (for example, the slots for drainage pipes and electrical installations); and pour the concrete slab.
After the concrete has set, the team applies a waterproofing membrane to the foundation walls; installs drain, sewers and water pipes and any plumbing installation to be placed on the first-floor slab or basement floor; and then fills the hole around the foundation wall with the previously excavated earth. Once the setting process is complete, a city inspector visits the site to ensure that the foundation components comply with the codes and are installed properly.
Next, comes the placement of the complete heavy-duty structure. The systems of floors, walls, and ceilings, known as the skeleton of the house are realized. Once the structure or skeleton has been completed, the siding and ceilings can be installed. At the same time, electrical and plumbing contractors begin to water pipe and wiring pipes through interior walls, ceilings, and floors.
A new inspection of the thick structural work, plumbing, and electrical systems is carried out to verify compliance with building codes. After this, the non-structural walls are erected and the frames of windows and doors are installed. Finally, we proceed to the process of waterproofing and coating of ceilings and walls.