4A: Lot Clearing:

• All existing trees and shrubs that will be kept are marked. (if applicable)
• Extra trees and brush are cleared.
• Any grading or leveling work is completed.
• Erosion control is put in place. Referred in the trade as a “Silt Fence”

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4B: Foundation

The foundation stage is critical to the final quality of your home. At this stage:
• Footers are poured.  This is the structural component that the foundation walls are set upon.
• The double formed foundation walls are set.  Drain tile is set around foundation and covered with #57 rock for proper drainage of ground water.  Sump crock installed
• A concrete pump then delivers the concrete in place. Using a concrete pump stops separation of sand, rock and cement, controls water content, and reduces time of pour.

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4C: Framing

Now it’s time to put sticks in the air! During the framing stage the subfloor, trusses, studs, headers and support beams are put in place, along with the support structures for ceiling treatments:
• The fixed price model we use protects our Clients from fluctuations in lumber prices.
• When needed Stonecroft Homes uses steel beams to eliminate deflection and carry loads over large spans.
• A frame carpenter builds the walls, joists, rafters, arches, ceiling treatments, cornices, fascias, and any decking
• Windows and exterior doors are installed.
• During this stage the Client will approve exterior colors for brick, stone, and cornice trim.

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4D: Mechanicals

Now we add the mechanical elements of the home:
• The Rough-in stage involves installing plumbing with top-outs, HVAC duct work, and electrical wiring.
• The HVAC stage includes calculating A/C Load formed energy efficiency, and a computerized analysis that measures the compliance of insulation and window packages, based on local building codes.
• Next we add the structured wiring chosen by homeowner that can include surround sound, home automation, computerized lighting as chosen by homeowner.
• At the end of the Mechanical stage we walk-through the home with the Client and review details on the above rough ins.

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4E:  Wall Finishes

At this point your home really starts to take shape. During the Wall Finishes stage we:
• Wet cellulose is used to seal all air infiltration points of entry.
• Install and check all insulation.
• Install sheetrock, Fire-rock, Dura-rock and any specified sound dampening like R-11 batts or Quiet-rock.

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4F:  Interior Finishes

The Interior Finishes stage includes:

• Installing all cabinets.
• Installing all doors and trim (crown molding, MDF trim, block paneling, etc.)
• Installing flooring (tile, stone, wood, faux stone, carpet, etc.), transitions, and decorative borders.
• During this phase the Client will do a trim walk with the Builder

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4G:  Fixture Installations

Now we finish out the home by installing all fixtures, including:
• Lighting fixtures
• Appliances
• Accessories
• Plumbing fixtures
• Bath hardware
• Mirrors and glass
• At this point the Builder schedules a Final Home Walk through with the Client.
• Utility services are transferred.