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CUSTOM HOMES BUILDING CHECKLIST

by Mark Kirkpatrick, President, Mountain Construction Enterprises

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We are custom home builders for North Carolina and Tennessee. We build homes in Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville, Banner Elk, Lake James,NC and Watauga Lake,TN.

 

A good builder will help you keep track of your building project by using a job checklist.
Below is one sample of a job progress checklist that will give you an idea of the process.

1. Go over plans, study & advise if problems are noted or foreseen.

2. SURVEY/ PERMITS/ ENGINEERING

a) Survey Perk Test

b) Septic Permits

c) Power Permits

d) Driveway Permit

e) Building Permit

3. Engineering

Choose HVAC, Electrician & Plumber.

4. EXCAVATION/ SITE

Grading contractor selected w/ Gen. Man.

Site Prep

Clearing

Slope Protection

Excavation, Backfill

Rough Grade

Final Grade

Haul Fill Dirt, Top Soil

5. Temporary Power

Set up Construction Phone

911 Address/Location

Underground power/ overhead power

Temporary Power Inspection

6. Lot staked,

Excavation of house site/ footers,

Water/ well

Septic install and temporary water service.

7. Soil Treatment,

Footer Inspection. Line up inspector 3-5 days ahead.

8. FOUNDATION/CONCRETE

Footers (sleeves for mechanicals if needed) Footer steel, Bulkheads, include deck footers if at all possible.

Foundation Piers

Garage Floor

Porches

Walks, Drives

9. Under slab Mechanicals

Plumbing, Radon, etc.

Foundation, Block wall start

Expansion Joints

Control Joints

10. Under slab prep

Vapor barrier

Gravel

Wire mesh

Chairs under steel in bell footings

11. Under Slab Inspection

Pour Slab

12. BUILDING MATERIALS and LABOR

Framing Pkg.

Truss Pkg. Floor Beams and Supports

Roof, Roof Pkg.

Ext. Deck Pkg.

Siding Pkg.

Window Pkg.

Ext. Door Pkg.

Flashing

13. Foundation Block Walls engineered, if needed, finished, according to engineering and Foundation Inspected

14. Pour Foundation wall,

Anchor bolts,

J Bolts for decks,

q Chases for mechanicals,

Plumbing, etc.

Order engineering specs

15. Foundation waterproofing and drains--go heavy on drain placement and use filter fabric between gravel and fill dirt

Waterproofing, sill plates, sill seal/flashing

16. MASONRY

Ext. House Fireplace

Landscape Masonry

17. First Floor Trusses, Joist, framing & sub flooring, Treat floor with sealer if floor is going to be exposed for long.

18. 28-day backfill. This requirement is the waiting period after walls are poured and 1st level floor installed before backfilling around building foundation walls. Gravel, drain, filter fabric can be installed prior to 28 day backfill. See General Manager

19. Erect package i.e. log, timbers, framing panels, etc.

Exterior deck framing.

20. MECHANICALS

HVAC

Plumbing

Gas Lines

Electrical

Sound

Communications

Smart Home

Vacuum System

Underground Services

Propane Services

21. Chimney,

Stairs (temp or perm.)

22. Plumbing vents through roof and range hood vent through roof if applicable

23. Building Framing Inspection

24. Finish fascia and soffit

25. Roof felt/Titanium UDL

26. Roof Product install

27. Window and Door Install (Exterior)

28. Rough-ins

Trim (exterior),

Siding,

Gutters,

Plumbing,

HVAC and Electrical/electronics

Consider exterior paint/ sealing choice

28. Rough-in Inspections

29. INSULATION

Insulation: Main House, Basement/ Crawl

Foundation

Window/ Doors Insulation Inspections

30. Drywall,

Wall coverings,

Ceilings,

Interior stone. *Consider interior paint process

31. Floor coverings:

Wood

Tile

Stone

Carpet: wait until the last possible moment with least amount of foot traffic possible

32. INTERIOR TRIM

Cabinets

Countertops

Vanities Specialty/ Built-ins

Trim

33. INTERIOR FINISHES

Ceramic

Paint, Stain

Wall Paper

34. MECHANICALS--FIXTURES & FINISH

HVAC-Fixtures Plumbing-Fixtures Electrical-Fixture

Lighting Fixture/Interior, Light Fixture/ Exterior

Sound Communications

35. Trim-Outs:

HVAC

Plumbing

Electrical/ electronics

36. EXTERIOR FINISH

Paint, Stainq Masonry wood

Specialty

Gutters

37. HARDWARE

Bath

Fireplace--Inserts, doors

Shower Doors

Specialty/ Interior Doors

38. LANDSCAPING

Retaining Walls

Specialtyq Fill

Sprinkler System

Top Soil, Sod/ Lawn, Plantings

39. FINAL TESTING

Testing Water

Testing/ Cleaning Septic

40. Whole House Cleaning

41. Owner inspections, Punch lists

Mountain Construction is a full service custom builder offering Log, Timber Frame, Structural Insulated Panels nationally as well as local New Construction of any type and Remodeling and Restoration services. We are NAHB Certified Green Professionals.

To find out how we can help you build or remodel your home CONTACT US.

 

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