If you’re considering building a new home, or renovating your existing house, you will need to hire a general contractor. A good general contractor can make your construction or renovation project go smoothly and efficiently. A good general contractor has a lot of experience and expertise in the construction field. They can help you visualize and decide on the scope of the work, as well as meet your deadlines. In addition to managing the overall construction process, a good general contractor can also manage the work of subcontractors and schedule projects in the correct order, interspersed with municipal inspections.
The first step in the construction of a new home is clearing the site. A crew will need to remove debris from the property and level it, if needed. They will also need to bring the land up to a minimum flood elevation, as mandated by federal regulations. After the land is cleared and leveled, a foundation will be dug and poured. After the foundation, a stem wall will be built, and a slab poured to build your house on. Underground plumbing and electrical will be installed.
Once the concrete is poured and the foundation is set, the frame will be put up. The skeleton of your house will take shape, and you can start to envision the look and feel of your future home. This is one of the most exciting steps in the home building process, as it can be quite dramatic.
During this phase, carpenters will begin to install cabinetry and other key features in your home. Drywall will be installed, and textures applied, and your home will begin to resemble its final form. The drywall is then painted and finished, and trim (such as baseboards and crown molding) will be installed.
This is the stage in the process where a lot of the heavy equipment will be removed from your property, and landscaping can be completed. Depending on your area and budget, this can include everything from simple grass sod to a full landscaping plan. Driveways, walkways and a pool could be installed at this time, as well.
After the landscape and paving are complete, your home will receive its final inspections. If all is in good shape, you will be able to move into your brand-new home!
A good general contractor will maintain a close relationship with their clients, communicating with you throughout the entire process. They will be able to explain any issues or problems that arise and offer solutions. In addition, they will monitor the progress of your project and provide regular updates. They will also help you choose the right materials and finishes for your home.
If you’re looking for a general contractor for home building, home renovation or other construction projects, contact Moonstone Construction.