Construction Sequence

1618 Words Nov 20th, 2010 7 Pages
The Construction Sequence Although the specific sequence of construction steps varies and overlaps, generally we build your home in the following order: ▪ Survey ▪ Permits ▪ Sewer & Water ▪ Plan Commission ▪ Building Department ▪ Foundation ▪ Excavation ▪ Footer ▪ Form and pour walls ▪ Perimeter drain ▪ Waterproof ▪ Ground rough plumbing ▪ Basement/Crawl space floors ▪ Garage Floor ▪ Back Fill ▪ Utilities ▪ Framing ▪ Roofing ▪ Rough-in of mechanical systems ▪ Fireplace ▪ HVAC (heating, fireplace ventilating, and air …show more content…
The finished foundation should be waterproofed from the footing to the finish grade line. The foundation is poured, sleeves are installed in the forms before pouring for such things as the water supply and the sewage outlet, the pipe is placed through the hole and the space between the pipe and the wall is patched. This is the easiest method used to get a tight, waterproof fit. .

7.) Rough-In Plumbing: (2-4 days) Once the foundation is in and backfilled and tamped and possibly soil treated, the plumber needs to install the sewer line and water pipes that will be under the concrete.

8.) Flatwork for Basement Floors or Garages: (3 days) The top of the slab should be at least eight inches above the finish grade. There will be a base for the slab, gravel or crushed stone to form a layer four to six inches in depth. If poly goes down it is just prior to pouring the concrete. Sometimes it is recommended and expansion joints of fiber board are installed around the perimeter Garages are subject to extreme temperature changes and concrete expands and contracts with those changes. The expansion joint permits this expansion without cracking the concrete.

9.) Framing: (1-5 weeks) Rain or snow during framing is not desirable but it seldom does much damage beyond an occasional warped piece of lumber. The builder oversees the framing