Our Process

Our Process

Stages of Construction

We believe the home building process should not be complicated. Our goal is to keep things simple. 

In order for you to have a full understanding of what to expect with the building of your new home, we have created a simple guide below that highlights each major construction phase. If you should have questions or require further detail, we will be happy to help. 

Stages of Construction

We believe the home building process should not be complicated. Our goal is to keep things simple. With regular communication and updates, you always know the progress of your new home. Enjoy the experience and we’ll expertly handle the details.

Your Home is Simply Better. 

Foundation

Pouring the foundation of a home is the first step in the home building process. The site is graded to accommodate your home and driveway. The footings (important support structures of the foundation to prevent settling) are dug, formed, and poured. The large area between them is leveled and fitted with utility runs such as plumbing, drains, and electrical chases. Finally, the slab is poured and inspected.

Foundation

Pouring the foundation of a home is the first step in the home building process. The site is graded to accommodate your home and driveway. The footings (important support structures of the foundation to prevent settling) are dug, formed, and poured. The large area between them is leveled and fitted with utility runs such as plumbing, drains, and electrical chases. Finally, the slab is poured and inspected.

Framing

In stage 2, the home begins to take shape. The floor systems, walls, and roof systems are built. Sheathing (plywood or oriented strand board OSB) is applied to the exterior walls and roof, then covered with a protective barrier known as house wrap to prevent water from infiltrating the structure. 

Framing

In stage 2, the home begins to take shape. The floor systems, walls, and roof systems are built. Sheathing (plywood or oriented strand board OSB) is applied to the exterior walls and roof, then covered with a protective barrier known as house wrap to prevent water from infiltrating the structure. 

Windows & Doors

It’s time for roof deck, shingles, windows, and exterior doors to be installed. Then, the house is dried-in. This means the shell of the home has been completed sufficiently enough to keep out weather elements and protect weather-sensitive materials. This allows interior work to begin without those materials suffering weather damage.

Roof & Windows

It’s time for roof deck, shingles, windows, and exterior doors to be installed. Then, the house is dried-in. This means the shell of the home has been completed sufficiently enough to keep out weather elements and protect weather-sensitive materials. This allows interior work to begin without those materials suffering weather damage.

Rough-Ins

Plumbing contractors start running sewer lines, vents, and water supply lines for each fixture, along with installing bathtubs and shower/tub units. HVAC ductwork and air handler are installed. Electrical contractors start running wires through the interior walls, ceilings, and floors. After all, mechanicals is completed and inspected, insulation is installed in the floors, walls, and ceilings.

Rough-Ins

Plumbing contractors start running sewer lines, vents, and water supply lines for each fixture, along with installing bathtubs and shower/tub units. HVAC ductwork and air handler are installed. Electrical contractors start running wires through the interior walls, ceilings, and floors. After all, mechanicals is completed and inspected, insulation is installed in the floors, walls, and ceilings.

Inspections

Inspections will now be conducted for rough framing, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. These are inspected for compliance with building codes.  

This is also the stage when drywall (also known as plasterboard, wallboard, or gypsum board) is delivered to the building site.

Inspections

Inspections will now be conducted for rough framing, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. These are inspected for compliance with building codes.  

This is also the stage when drywall (also known as plasterboard, wallboard, or gypsum board) is delivered to the building site.

Sheetrock

Drywall is hung inside the home. Drywall is what will make up the interior walls of your home and is installed in large sections. The seams between the drywall board sections are taped and covered with drywall mud so they aren’t visible.

Contractors also begin working on the exterior finishes of the home by installing siding brick, and stone.

Sheetrock

Drywall is hung inside the home. Drywall is what will make up the interior walls of your home and is installed in large sections. The seams between the drywall board sections are taped and covered with drywall mud so they aren’t visible.

Contractors also begin working on the exterior finishes of the home by installing siding brick, and stone.

Cabinets, Trim & Paint

Interior doors, baseboards, door casings, moldings, stair balusters, and other decorative trim are installed, along with cabinets, vanities, and fireplace mantels and surrounds. 

After installation, it is time for paint. Painters will begin adding color to the walls, ceilings, doors, trim, and moldings. 

 

Cabinets, Trim & Paint

Interior doors, baseboards, door casings, moldings, stair balusters, and other decorative trim are installed, along with cabinets, vanities, and fireplace mantels and surrounds. 

After installation, it is time for paint. Painters will begin adding color to the walls, ceilings, doors, trim, and moldings. 

Set-Outs

Flooring for all wet areas and countertops are installed followed by light fixtures, outlets, switches, sinks, toilets, and faucets. The electrical panel is completed and final equipment for the HVAC system is installed. 

Set-Outs

Flooring for all wet areas and countertops are installed followed by light fixtures, outlets, switches, sinks, toilets, and faucets. The electrical panel is completed and final equipment for the HVAC system is installed. 

Finals

Laminate or luxury vinyl plank floors are finished while the carpet is put in place. Driveways and walks are poured and landscaping is installed. All final touches including shelving, mirrors, showers doors, and appliances are installed. Once construction is over, inspections passed, and final paperwork completed, it’s time for a Certificate of Occupancy.

Finals

Laminate or luxury vinyl plank floors are finished while the carpet is put in place. Driveways and walks are poured and landscaping is installed. All final touches including shelving, mirrors, showers doors, and appliances are installed. Once construction is over, inspections passed, and final paperwork completed, it’s time for a Certificate of Occupancy.

Homeowner Orientation

The last step is to walk you through your new home and orientate you with its features and the operation of various systems and components. This is called a Homeowner Orientation. During this time, we will discuss warranty coverage along with responsibilities for maintenance and upkeep. It’s also an opportunity to identify any items you see within the home that needs to be corrected or adjusted.

Homeowner Orientation

The last step is to walk you through your new home and orientate you with its features and the operation of various systems and components. This is called a Homeowner Orientation. During this time, we will discuss warranty coverage along with responsibilities for maintenance and upkeep. It’s also an opportunity to identify any items you see within the home that needs to be corrected or adjusted.

Please note, this Stages of Construction is for generalized guidance and for informational purposes, only. The construction phases of a home may vary from what is outlined here in this guide. Also, materials referenced in this guide may or may not be used in the build of your home. Please speak to your general contractor or real estate agent if you require further assistance or have questions about the information outlined here. 

Can I Visit The Homesite?

Your new home will be inspected periodically during the course of construction. In addition to mandated inspections for code compliance, we will also conduct our own quality-assurance checks at critical points of the home building process.

If you are interested in tracking the progress of your home, we ask you would please not show up at the homesite unannounced. This is for your safety and the safety of our crews. Our commitment is to keep you up-to-date with the stages of your home and we would be happy to discuss details. We are always available for questions and ready to serve you.

Contact us today at 910-779-0220 or email us at Info@AGResidentialNC.com for more information.  

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A&G Residential strives to build homes that serve our buyers needs and provide a foundation for their family for years to come. By keeping our process Simple we make every home Simply Better. We look forward to speaking to you.