Behind every home entered in the Parade of Homes™, there is months of preparation and construction that gives you the beautiful end result. This year we will be taking you along with us through the process of our future parade home at 18 Cedro Circle. We will be posting updates as construction progresses so stay tuned for the final home in the 2022 Parade of Homes™.
Current Stage: Sheetrock & Masonry
During the interim stage a lot of planning and decisions are being made. There are a lot of moving parts that are included in this stage to be completed before the house can begin physically being built. Surveying, floorplan selection, and various permit submittals are all required before construction begins.
During the pad stage the perimeter of the house floorplan is placed with wooden footers. This creates a stable layout for the slab to be poured during the next stage. Forms are set, plumbing and electrical rough in’s are installed in the slab before the foundation is poured.
During the slab stage the foundation is poured and inspections are done to ensure it is stable and up to code.
Walls are up! The bones of the house are being set and it becomes easier to visualize the true house layout. Over the next few days the framing crew will continue putting up walls and the roof.
It’s not quite pool weather yet, but when it is 18 Cedro will be ready! Excavation behind the house has begun in order to start constructing the stunning pool. Work will continue on the pool amongst the next few months as the house progresses as well.
5. Rough Ins (stage 1,2,3)
18 Cedro is nearly dried-in which means we have a roof and the house is partially closed in. This allows for rough-in work to be completed without fear of wiring and plumbing being damaged by weather. Rough-ins is a term that is used when wiring and plumbing is to be completed, but the fixtures and tubs are not yet connected. This will happen in a later stage after flooring is installed. Once rough ins pass inspection, insulation will go in and the walls will be closed up.
We have multiple stages of rough-ins since this stage includes various different components of the house to be completed. Also during this stage of construction the windows and awnings have been installed. The pool can now hold water and is moving along swiftly. The roof shingles will soon be laid and spray foam insulation will be done to provide the home with energy efficiency.
Before the walls get closed up to prepare for texture, trim and paint we must add insulation. Carothers Executive Homes uses spray foam insulation that expands to cover all pockets where air can enter and escape. This in turn saves our homebuyers money because they are not losing the heated and cooled air from their HVAC systems.
7. Sheetrock / Masonry & Tape & Float
Finally, the walls are closed up and are prepped for all of the fun interior selections. Interior selections were ordered during the framing stage of construction with the goal to avoid any delays. This includes cabinets, paint, countertops, flooring, hardware and lighting fixtures.
This post was written by Madison Tindell