WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN BUILDING YOUR FRESNO DREAM HOME WITH J & J QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

There are many benefits to building a custom home, but one of the most appealing is the fact that you will have creative input through the entire process, from beginning to end. You will have the advantage of designing the layout of your new home to function specifically for your family and lifestyle. You will be able to select every material that is used to build your new home, from the floor to the ceiling and everything in between.

After you have selected the perfect lot to build on and secured the necessary funding, it’s time to contact an experienced construction company to help you build your dream home. That’s where J & J Quality Construction comes in!

Draft The House Plans

You will meet with an architect or draftsman to prepare the drawings for your new home.

  • Imagine yourself in your home remodel once it’s complete.
  • Carefully consider your daily routine when planning the space you need.
  • Allow for the placement of phone jacks and cable hookups. Check to see if your furniture arrangement will require electrical outlets in specific locations.

Permits

  • Upon final approval of your home design plans, we will obtain the necessary permits. No standing in line for you!

Stake The Lot

  • A surveyor will come out to your new property and drive stakes to locate the dimensions of your home on the lot. This step guides the excavators and foundation subcontractors in their work.

Install Temporary Utilities

  • You will need to have water, electric power, and toilet facilities available during the construction process. J & J will install all the necessary utilities for you.

Clear And Rough Grade The Property

  • Clearing removes trees and undergrowth from the actual construction site and yard areas. Rough grading removes any excess dirt to establish the approximate drainage patterns, yard areas, drive and walk levels.

Excavate The Property

  • Earth-moving equipment digs the holes for your foundation.

Build The Foundation

  • Forms are built with framing lumber and concrete is then poured into each section. We will complete an inspection to ensure that all foundation components are up to code and installed properly.

Rough Framing

  • Once we begin the rough framing process, you will start to see the layout of your home. Each room, stairwell, doorway and window will start to become real. When rough framing is finished, we perform a second inspection to make sure everything is up to code.

Wrap And Protect The Framing

  • Plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing is applied to the exterior walls and roof. We install the windows and exterior doors that you selected.. Housewrap, functioning as a weather-resistant barrier, is installed to prevent rain from getting into the wall assembly while allowing water vapor to pass to the exterior.

Rough Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC

  • Electrical and plumbing subcontractors begin running pipes and wires through the interior walls, ceilings and floors. The wiring for telephones, cable TV, and music systems are completed. Sewer lines, vents, and water supply lines are installed. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system ductwork is installed. We perform a third inspection after this stage of construction as well.

Roofing

  • An experienced roofing subcontractor installs the roof. When completed, your new home is considered “dried in.”

Exterior Work

  • Siding, stucco, stone, or brick veneer is installed and exterior paint is completed. To keep water away from the house, gutters and downspouts are installed.

Insulation

  • One very important element is the home’s insulation. Insulation plays a large role in your home’s energy and cost efficiency. The most important quality of insulation is its thermal performance or R-value, which indicates how well the material resists heat transfer. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.

Sheetrock and Garage Doors

  • The sheetrock is installed to form the walls. Garage doors are installed after the sheetrock is completed. Now you can really start to see what your house is going to look like once it’s finished!

Finish Carpentry and Interior Trim

  • Bathroom and kitchen cabinets, interior doors, baseboards, door casings, window sills, moldings, fireplace mantels, and stair balusters are installed, while walls get a finish coat of primer and paint.

Hard Surfaces

  • Flooring, shower tile, bathtubs, backsplash, and countertops complete the bathroom installations. We’re almost there!

Final Exterior Work

  • Driveways, walkways, and patios are formed at this stage. Many builders prefer to wait until the end of the project before pouring the driveway because heavy equipment (such as a lumber delivery truck) can damage the concrete. Exterior drainage and landscaping are completed.

The Finishing Stage

  • Sinks, toilets, and faucets are put in place. Appliances, carpet, mechanical trims, bathroom fixtures, mirrors, shower doors, light fixtures, outlets, and switches are installed and the electrical panel is completed. Final cleanup takes place. A building code official completes a final inspection and issues a certificate of occupancy. If any defects are found during this inspection, a follow-up inspection may be scheduled to ensure that they’ve been corrected.

Final Walkthrough

  • A final walkthrough will be completed. Turn on your HVAC system, appliances, lights, faucets and showers. Check to see that all your cabinets, doors and windows open and close properly. Now your custom home is ready for your family!

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