New Construction

We build two types of houses. One, houses are specially designed for the customer. And another one with using completely standardized building projects. In both case we adhere to the set of uniform building codes that apply across the country. Custom homes require more spending but the techniques used to build standardized homes produce reliable housing quickly at a relatively low cost. The following are the main stages of building a house. 

Grading and Site Preparation
Site preparation consists of clearing the territory from the trees and trash from the building site, performing rough grading that is necessary, and staking the house location to prepare for installation of the footings and foundation.
It may be needed to move some dirt around to get to the desired grade level for the home taking into consideration drainage around the home. If possible, we will use the dirt that has been dug up somewhere else on the property. This will save the expense of hauling it away. Also, topsoil is a valuable commodity. We use it later in construction when the house is finished. When the topsoil is removed, it is piled up to be used to backfill the foundation and for landscaping.

Foundation construction

The construction method for a shallow foundation can be

divided into five steps: Slope open cut, Open Cut with
Earth Retaining Wall, Ground Improvement, Artificial
Ground, Current Soil. The working process for the foundation and
footings can be divided into installation of the leading
frame and bed excavation; placing module units by
position; plumbing and alignment; assembling the module
units; and other foundation construction (including slab
work, if necessary). In this way, if the foundation is
modularized, the work for foundation and footings
becomes simple and unnecessary, leading to a reduction in
the construction period. 

Concrete slab foundations are the most common type of foundation in the Southwest. There are much flatter areas to build on in the Southwest and less need for basements. This changes somewhat in the higher elevations. You will begin to see more walkout basements andcrawlspaces . Even so, many builders prefer the slab-on-grade foundation to other types because it is fairly simple.

The backhoe operator will be able to follow the staking layout and dig all the footings for the slab foundation. Walk the footings with yourcontractor and verify depths and thickness.

Rebar

Rebar is an important element of reinforced concrete and amounts are specified in the approved construction drawings. Depending on the type of loads you will be expecting the footer to carry, you will have more concrete and more rebar. It is important that the proper size of rebar is used and that it is lapped at the minimum requirements. Walk the completed footings the day before inspections with your foundation contractor.