Our Building Process

The process of building a new custom home requires a lot of moving parts and a very precise schedule. We will keep you informed and involved throughout your home’s design and construction. Slaske Builders takes pride in sharing our knowledge and experience with you, from beginning to end.

As you begin to understand the process, you’ll know what you can look forward to during the exciting weeks ahead. Read on to find out how your home will be built.

Construction usually begins 30-45 days after you sign the Contract. It is, however, subject to potential holdups such as local government approvals, utility availability, construction backlogs, delay in the developer’s delivery of lots, availability of materials and contractors, changes requested by the homebuyer and the degree of difficulty encountered in initiating those changes plus the time for independent inspections. The most frequent cause of delay is usually weather, specifically rain or other poor conditions.

Our Sales Professional will be able to tell you when construction should begin on your home, as well as the average number of days for normal construction in your community.

Construction usually begins 30-45 days after you sign the Contract. It is, however, subject to potential holdups such as local government approvals, utility availability, construction backlogs, delay in the developer’s delivery of lots, availability of materials and contractors, changes requested by the homebuyer and the degree of difficulty encountered in initiating those changes plus the time for independent inspections. The most frequent cause of delay is usually weather, specifically rain or other poor conditions.

Our Sales Professional will be able to tell you when construction should begin on your home, as well as the average number of days for normal construction in your community.

The construction of a Home is divided into multiple steps:

  • Home site Preparation
  • Foundation
  • Framing
  • Exterior Trim
  • Mechanical Rough/Insulation
  • Sheetrock
  • Interior Trim
  • Painting
  • Mechanical Trim
  • Final Touches
  • Grading & Landscaping

It all starts here! Below are the three stages of home site Preparation that all projects will go through prior to construction beginning.

Stage 1: permits and approvals are secured from the local building authority.

Stage 2: determining where your home will sit on the home site. Your home’s position and orientation is determined by such factors as terrain, drainage, utility easements, and municipal requirements for setback and side yards.

Stage 3: Your home site will be surveyed and marked to show final positioning. The land is cleared of obstructions, and the soil is prepared for construction. Existing trees may be removed from the home site as necessary, based on state and local laws and sound building practices. Slaske Building does not accept responsibility for the life of existing trees. For more information on trees, please see our FAQ.

  • Land is excavated
  • Footers are poured
  • Wall forms are assembled
  • Concrete is placed to complete the foundation
  • Lot grade is established

After the foundation is in place, the structure is ready to be framed, a process that normally takes two to three weeks.

During this stage:

  • The framing for each floorplan is individually engineered to meet structural and wind requirements (some have engineered floor joists)
  • Wood studs, beams, floor joists and/or floor trusses, and rafters are used to create the skeletal structure of the home
  • The exterior walls, interior walls, and roof are erected
  • Frames are inspected per local requirements

This is sometimes referred to as the roof stage. Once it’s completed, the house is considered “dried in.”

During this stage:

  • Exterior foam sheathing is applied
  • Windows and exterior rear doors are installed
  • The eaves, fascia, and overhang are built
  • Siding goes up. For some homes, brick is installed during this stage
  • Roof shingles are put into place

It can be difficult to see the progress that’s being made during this stage, but important work is going on inside the walls of your home.

During this stage:

  • Wiring and cables are installed, including electric, alarm wiring, RG6 cable, telephone, and plumbing lines.
  • HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) equipment and ducts are installed.
  • Once the mechanical systems are installed and inspected, insulation is placed in the exterior walls
  • Mechanical systems are inspected per local requirements

Finally, your home is beginning to look less like a construction project and more like a home!

During this stage:

  • The sheetrock, also called drywall, is installed. It is then taped and floated to cover fastener holes and seams
  • Texture is applied to the walls

The trim stage focuses on the fine carpentry details that finish a home.

During this stage:

  • Bath and kitchen cabinets are built and/or installed.
  • Moldings and baseboards are installed
  • Interior doors are hung
  • Stairs are installed (where applicable)

Painting brings color and personality to your home.

During this stage:

  • Interior painting, caulking, and staining begins
  • High-grade enamel is applied to all designated trim material
  • Exterior painting is done, dependent on weather conditions

Once the painting is finished, the mechanical details can be added.

During this stage:

  • Plumbing fixtures are installed
  • Electrical fixtures are installed
  • The HVAC system and thermostat are installed

Finally, many of the final details can be added to your home.

During this stage:

  • Mirrors are hung
  • Vinyl, ceramic tile, and wood floors (where applicable) are installed
  • All final paint and stain is touched up
  • Any remaining floor moldings are installed and painted
  • Carpet is installed

Once the interior of your home is complete, we focus on the outside. Then it’s time to transition the home over to you, its new owners.

During this stage:

  • Sidewalks, driveways, patios, and fencing are installed (where applicable)
  • Your home is again inspected by the local building inspectors (where applicable)
  • Your home is now ready for the homeowner orientation, closing, and move-in