“Can I be onsite during construction of my new home?”
Our clients ask us many questions about the building process and what to expect during the construction life-cycle of their new home. Questions such as
“What do I need to do and when?”, or “Will I get to see the construction process of my new home, as it is being built?”
Yes, you can! In fact, we encourage our clients to be involved in the decision-making process from start to finish.
Cutting-edge construction project management software
During the construction of your new home there are many decisions to make, large and small. To facilitate this, both for you and our staff and subcontractors, we implement and track the project utilizing cutting-edge software by Buildertrend.com. This software is key to managing the scheduling process for all phases of the building. You will receive a unique log-in that will allow you to see and respond to:
1. When selections for items or finishes are required,
2. Dates and times for your weekly onsite walk-through,
3. Track budget and change orders,
4. Progress photos and more!
Onsite home construction walk-throughs
You will be guided through your weekly onsite walk-through by an experienced member of our staff. These walk-throughs are your opportunity to review each stage of the construction. From grading the site, preparing and building the foundation, framing, mechanical systems and decorative finishes, you will have a chance to review and respond. It’s exciting to see the home take shape over the course of its building life-cycle!
Watch this short video of a cement pour for a foundation:
Punch list and New Home Orientation
Towards completion of the home we begin to identify various items that need attention and create a punch list. The punch list includes the small tasks that need to be done at the end of the project. Together we walk methodically from room to room, from floor to floor, from inside to outside, and go over and develop the punch list. All items on the punch list are completed prior to move-in.
We conduct a New Home Orientation prior to your move-in date. At this meeting we explain and demonstrate all your new home’s systems, gather and present to you all warranties, manuals, and information you will need to manage those systems. Finally, you will be presented with the keys to your new home!
AND we will come back after you have moved in to “touch-up” paint scuffs or damage that may happen in the move-in process.
From weekly walk-throughs to the final new home orientation, the construction of your unique and beautiful new home will be a collaborative journey we take together. We want you to love your new home AND enjoy the process to its final completion.