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1. Pre-Construction Checklist

Prior to starting construction, there are several steps that need to be addressed. Our rebuild specialists help guide you through this pre-construction checklist to make the entire process as easy and least stressful as possible.


  • Approval of funds from your insurance company
  • Get an approval for the construction draw (payment) schedule from your insurance company and/or mortgage company
  • Complete design of the new home as per your requirements
  • Complete soil and structural engineering plans and requirements
  • Apply for permits from city or county
  • Select all finishes in the home (flooring, plumbing, electrical, cabinets, countertops, paint colors, etc.)
site prep

2. Site Prep

Prior to construction, the necessary permits are secured, and your lot is staked to guide the site prep crew.


  • Permit Acquisition
  • Demolition/Cleanup (if needed)
  • Excavation
  • Rough grade
  • Site Testing (if needed)
  • Additional Soil Testing (if needed)

3. Foundation/Concrete Slab

At this time, you should have finished making all your selections for flooring, tiles, cabinets, and all other materials and finishes.

  • Footings
  • Foundation/slab
  • Waterproofing
  • Water Drainage
  • Essential Services Prep
  • Reconnection of services
  • Retaining walls (if needed)

4. Framing

Exterior walls, interior partitions, and the roofing are completed as quickly as possible so the home may be protected from the elements.

  • Walls & Subfloors
  • Ceilings
  • Roof Truss Systems
  • Windows
  • Doors & Locks
  • Exterior Sheathing
  • Garage Doors

5. Rough-ins

Once the shell is finished, the remaining trades contractors may be scheduled to begin work. Proper scheduling is key to smooth progress.

  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Lighting
  • Eavestroughing
  • Television Cable
  • Computer/Phone Lines

6. Insulation and Drywall

Insulation plays a key role in creating a more comfortable, consistent indoor climate while significantly improving a home’s energy efficiency. After insulation is installed, the house can be temporarily heated.

  • Fiberglass
  • Foam
  • Structurally Insulated Panels (SIP)
  • Slag Wool
  • Rigid Foam
  • Solar Panels
  • Mudding, Taping, Texturing
interior finishes

7. Interior Finishes

For the next several weeks a great deal of work will take place inside the home, much of it overlapping, as contractors finish up their scope of work.

  • Drywall & Trim
  • Cabinets
  • Painting
  • Flooring & Carpets
  • Light Fixtures
  • Counter Tops & Tiles
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Security Systems
exterior finishes

8. Exterior Finishes

Many builders prefer to wait until the end of the project before pouring the driveway because heavy equipment, such as a drywall delivery truck, can damage concrete.

  • Exterior Painting
  • Siding
  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Retaining Walls
  • Decks
  • Brick & Stone Work
  • Aluminum
finishing touches

9. Finishing Touches

The grading is finalized to ensure proper drainage away from the home, and to prepare the yard for landscaping. Your home is now ready for it's final walk-through and hand-over.

  • Final Grading
  • Fences
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Seeding
  • Grass
  • Cleaning
  • Flower Beds
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