By, Zander Eggers
The first step is to prepare the site and to pour the foundation. The crew removes trees, rocks, debris, and in our case, green top. They then pour the foundation.
Once the foundation is dry, the skeleton of the house goes up. The builders put plywood or oriented strand board sheathing on the exterior walls and roof. Windows and exterior doors are installed.
Rough Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC
Next, the plumbing, electrical and HVAC are installed. The siding and roofing is applied. The electrical and plumbing contractors start running pipes and wires through the interior walls, ceilings and floors. Sewer lines and vents, as well as water supply lines for each fixture, are installed
After the plumbing and electrical is in the walls insulation is installed. Insulation makes the addition more comfortable.
Drywall and Interior Textures
Next, Drywall is hung. Contractors begin installing exterior finishes such as brick, stucco, stone and siding.
After Drywall comes the interior trim. Interior doors, baseboards, door casings, window sills, moldings, stair balusters and other decorative trim are installed.
Next, light fixtures, outlets and switches are installed and the electrical panel is completed. HVAC equipment is installed and registers completed. Sinks, toilets and faucets are put in place.
The contractor walks through for the final time to ensure everything is correct.
HVAC - heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
oriented strand board sheathing - also known as OSB is a material with high mechanical properties that make it particularly suitable for load- bearing applications in construction. The most common uses are as sheathing in walls, flooring, and roof decking.