Building Your Custom Home

Building Your Custom Home

1. Pre Construction

Prior to construction, you will need to have selected your lot, completed the architectural and engineering design processes, and have selected your team. Arbogast Custom Homes can assist with the pre construction process.

2. Permitting, Site Preparation, and Foundation

All necessary permitting and any home owner association approvals are done. The site is prepared for construction to include the lot clear, any necessary lot cut, placement of silt and safety fencing, and placement of a trash container, comfort equipment, establish utilities, and safety equipment. Forms are set for the foundation, the slab fill is done, plumbing rough is complete, beams and vapor barrier are done, and termite treatment and slab steel and electrical are done. The slab is poured and the forms are wrecked and a rough grade is done.

3. Framing

Wall lines are snapped on the slab and the base plates and first floor is framed. Floor systems, trusses, and the second floor are framed. The roof is framed, decked, and dried in. The cornice and exterior sheathing are complete. Windows and exterior doors are installed. Cabinets and landscaping are designed. Interior frame details are done. Plumbing water yard line is run.

4. Mechanical, Electrical, Low Voltage, & Plumbing Rough

Air conditioning loads are calculated and the HVAC systems and ductwork are installed. Plumbing in-wall water lines are “toped” out and bathtubs are installed and flood tested. Fireplaces are installed. Underground electrical is done. Fiberglass waterproofing is performed. Electrical is roughed in. Low voltage lines are installed and security is roughed in. Exterior work begins to include, painting, stucco, and stone veneer work. The tile or metal roof is installed.

5. Insulation & Drywall

All sheathing penetrations are sealed. Tubs and plumbing lines are tested for leaks. Ductwork is tested for efficiency. Insulation is installed. Drywall is hung, taped, floated, textured, and primed. Interior trim and garage doors are installed.

6. Exterior & Interior Finish

Exterior masonry, stucco, and any accent elements are finished. Landscaping, sidewalks, and the driveway are installed. Interior cabinets are installed. Painting is complete. Mechanical systems are started up. Countertops, interior stone, stairs, and flooring are installed. Electrical fixtures and plumbing fixtures are mounted. Appliances and door and cabinet hardware are installed.