Helpful home construction information from Cape Construction, LLC, trusted builders of the Magnolia Springs neighborhood.
If you’re considering building a new home in Magnolia Spring, we’d like to help you understand the entire home construction process for new houses. If you have questions about timetables or available lots, please contact a Magnolia Springs representative.
Step 1: Building Permit
The process begins with Cape Construction filing for a construction permit. While waiting for final approval, we will prepare your home site and start some preliminary dirt work to prepare for construction.
Build the Foundation
During this phase of construction, you will begin to see the elements that make up the foundation for your home. Plumbing pipes are installed and the concrete is poured for your foundation.
Framing the House
This phase is where the carpenters begin framing the walls, ceiling and roof. Your purchase begins to look more like a home. Once all framework is completed, the exterior doors and windows are installed. During the final stages of framing the roof is decked and the shingles are installed.
At this point we install your Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning system (HVAC), the wiring for all electrical systems and the plumbing lines that will serve your home.
Drywall / Sheetrock
In this phase, we hang, tape and finish the sheetrock. This is also the phase where the majority of the exterior work is done on your home. The brick, stucco and siding are installed.
Trim Carpentry / Painting / Flooring
During this period, your interior doors, cabinets and baseboards are installed. The primary coats of paint are applied to your home. Following the painting of your home, flooring and garage door installation takes place.
All of the mechanical and electrical systems in your home are completed during this phase. This includes the completion of all plumbing, lighting and HVAC systems. In addition, we will install the counter tops, mirrors, shower doors and carpeting.
The preliminary punch-out phase consists of putting the finishing touches on your home. This process includes touching up your paint, installing the landscaping, professionally cleaning the interior of the home and pressure washing all concrete surfaces.
Throughout the construction process the parish performs inspections to ensure that all components meet building code. At this phase the final inspection is performed by the parish to ensure all codes have been met.
At this point all aspects of your home should be complete and you will now have the opportunity to perform an inspection with your agent and the contractor. Your contractor will walk you through your home, explain its many features and answer any questions you might have. You will also be allowed to discuss any items you feel do not meet established standards so that they may be addressed prior to closing.
The intention of this walk-through is to verify that any item found during your first walk-through have been addressed. This is the final step prior to moving into the closing phase of the home purchase process.