At the Preconstruction Meeting you will have the opportunity to sit down with your Construction and Sales Manager to discuss and review your new home. This meeting will give you an opportunity to ask your Coordinator any and all questions regarding the construction of your new home. The Coordinator will then review each aspect of your home in detail with you, providing everything from the placement on the lot, to your interior selections. You will also be able to go over all of your expectations, questions, or concerns that you have regarding the construction process and timeline specific to your new Troy Davis Home.
At this time your new Troy Davis Home will transform from a vacant piece of land to a construction site. During this process you will see that your your basement is being excavated and your foundation will be poured; revealing the basement walls and footings. A waterproofing membrance will then be sprayed onto the outside of your basement walls. Then begins the first of several Quality In-line Inspections. The Inspector will come to check that all your foundation walls are correctly placed.
In the Rough Framing stage, you will begin to see the outline of your new home appear before your eyes. Many of the framing items such as structural steel, lumbar, roof trusses and the floor system will be delivered to your home. Now begins all of the hard work, the carpentry process. They first begin by setting all of the structural steel that will support the house. Once the steel is in place they will install the floor system then the first set of floor sheathing. The first floor walls will be set up, then the second floor begins. The second floor joists will be put into place, then the roof trusses and sheathing will be attached. The carpenters will then take a day or two to tidy everything up and do a double check. Upon completion of rough framing your Construction Coordinator will complete the Frame In-Line Inspection. He will be confirming that your home is constructed with all of your specific instructions. While ensuring the quality of your home, the Inspector will inspect several key areas such as room dimensions, window dimensions, elevations and bearing points.
Over the next several days your lot will start to look a little more like a home. Right now is the process where the important things come in. Your windows and shingles will be inserted. Rough plumbing will now begin, where your tubs and showers are put in. will see your home transform from an empty shell to something very special. This is when everything that is going to be covered up with insulation and drywall is installed. A maze of water supply lines and drains will run throughout the inside of your walls and ceilings. After the plumbing comes the cooling and heating which will power all of the air flow in and out of your home. Then, an electrician will run all the wires to our switch boxes, light openings, and phone or cable locations.
Once again, many inspections will be happening. The inspectors will make sure that all mechanical components along with the construction of your home comply with any and all Municipal Building Codes.
Your Construction Coordinator will then complete another In-Line inspection to ensure that all components of you rhome meet with our Troy Davis Homes specifications. You will now be contacted by your Construction Coordinator to set up a meeting. You will walk through your new home to inspect all of the inner workings. You will view the quality of the products installed and make sure that everytihing meets your expectations.
Now that you have reviewed the status of your home and all of the required inspections have been made, the interior will begin to piece together. First off, the insulation will be placed into the exterior walls and the attic. Once the insulation is placed, the rest of the home will h ave the drywall hung. Then the finishing touches will be added to the dryall, and soon after the exterior will be placed.
Soon after you will begin to see the exterior finishes made. Your choice of brick, siding, or other materials will be added to the exterior walls of your home.
Once the dryall is complete, each day something new is happening inside your home. First, the interior trim will be installed. This includes yoru interior doors, base moldings and cabinets. Next, your Construction Coordinator will conduct a Trim/Spot In-Line Inspection to confirm the quality of the interior trim and drywall prior to the painting of your home.
Now that your drywall and trim have passed the inspections, we will begin turning the empty rooms into your specific interior selections. The flooring will be installed and the countertops will go in. Then the final mechanicals will be installed consisitng of your plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, plugs, switches, and floor registers.
Now the inside of the house will be painted and the interior is set, the finishing touches of the exterior will be made. The driveway, sidewalks, porch posts, garage doors, and the exterior painting will be done. Keep in mind due to the ever changing climate, these exterior projects may be done at different times in the construction process.
Once the interior features are in, your house will be cleaned and the carpet will be placed. One more Quality In-Line inspection will be made to ensure that the house is ready for you to move in.
Your home has now passed all the required municipal inspections, received a Certificate of Occupancy, and all of the Quality In-Line inspections have been made, you will get to walk through your new home. You will do a walkthrough with your Construction Coordinator going through in precise detail all of the feautures of your home. You will be educated on how everything was put together and any questions you may have will be answered.