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Corpus Christi, TX 78414
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Overview of the New Home Construction Process

Like any major event in your life, building a home is a journey. Even the idea of performing the steps in a new home construction can be exciting. But, for a lot of people, the most difficult part can be what happens after you have made all the choices and signed all the contracts. They feel as if they have to “wait around” for something to happen. They may not see much going on — at least, not at the beginning. But, there’s a lot happening behind the scenes. Permits are being pulled, plans are being finalized, and blueprints are being sent to all the people who will be helping in the process of putting it all together.

The new home construction process will allow you to spend a great deal of time designing it in a way that’s unique to your family’s needs and your personal tastes, which is why seeing it all come together can be rewarding. But, the steps in new home construction can be vary, depending on where you plan to build it. That’s why you should make an appointment with your agent or project manager to give you a walkthrough of the home at every stage. Not only does it mitigate some of the safety issues while it’s under construction, but it also gives you a chance to have a one-on-one conversation.

Steps Involved in the New Home Construction Process

After you have picked out the lot, floorplan, and finishes, you can sit back and watch your home come to life. There are a lot of steps. While some of them are more exciting than others, they all have to come together to build your dream home. Before you can start breaking ground, your local government must approve the design. They must also give you permits for everything, which can include the following:

  • Zoning and grading (changing the layout of the land to accommodate your home and driveway).
  • Installing the septic systems.
  • Installing electrical work.
  • Installing plumbing systems.

Once you get the right permits, the actual construction process can get started. A good home builder will make sure you don’t have to worry throughout the process, but here is an explanation of each phase of new home construction.

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Phase 1: Construction Site and Foundation

The construction site needs to be prepared for the construction of your new home. Then, the first step of the construction process is pouring the foundation.

Phase 2: Framing

After the foundation has been laid, the framing has to be built. You will then have a better idea of how your new home will look on the lot, because it’s where the walls and roof structure will be built. During the framing phase, the subfloor, walls, and roofing system will be built. The window and door units will also be installed, as well as any backfilling around the foundation.

Phase 3: Plumbing, Electrical, and HVAC

Once the walls and roof have been built, it’s time to start doing all the important interior work. This will include installation of the plumbing and electrical systems, as well as the heating and air conditioning units. All of this happens before the drywall and insulation are put in, which allows the home to have all of its necessary systems to be inside the walls.

Phase 4: Drywall and Exterior Finishes

Once the drywall has been put up, the home starts to take shape. The drywall is hung and taped so the seams between the boards aren’t visible, and the drywall texturing (if applicable) will be installed. The primer coat of paint will be applied after the taping process has been completed, while exterior finishes (such as brick, stucco, stone, and siding) are installed.

Phase 5: Interior Finishes

Some of the things that will be installed during this phase include the following:

  • Kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
  • Trim work.
  • Visible plumbing fixtures (such as faucets and showerheads).
  • Countertops.

This is where you’ll start to see the beauty of your home’s design come to life.

Phase 6: Last Steps

During this phase, everything comes together. The final coat of interior and exterior paint will be applied, while the different flooring choices (such as carpet and hardwood) are installed. Kitchen appliances will be put in, while the yard is graded and finished. After a final cleaning and an inspection, your home will be ready to be moved in.

If you’re looking for one of the best home builders in Corpus Christi, be sure to reach out to Devonshire Custom Homes.

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Devonshire Custom Homes
2129 Airline Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78414