Prior to building your home, Galiant field staff will meet with their client to go over expectations, communication preferences, scheduling and start date. This meeting is the client’s opportunity to ask the field staff construction questions and to let them know what they expect as well.
Additionally, Galiant’s field staff will have a pre-construction meeting with the trades (plumber, electrician, framer, foundation team, etc.) Like the client pre-construction meeting, this is an opportunity to make sure the assembled team and Galiant staff are all on the same page. This approach helps in streamlining the build of your new home.
Construction Home Site Development
During the development of your lot, Galiant’s field staff will start with staking the location and orientation of your home. These stakes will identify the building footprint as well as the elevations for the foundation. Once the footprint of your home is excavated, a third-party geologist will observe the soils prior to forming and pouring your home’s foundation.
It’s at this point the geologist will recommend to Galiant whether it is safe to pour a foundation. If the geologist does not approve of the soils, Galiant may have to export bad soil and import structurally safe soils for the foundation to sit on. Once approved, the forming of your foundation will begin.
It’s an exciting time watching the home you designed with Galiant’s team starts taking shape. At the framing stage, sub-floors, exterior and interior walls go up and roof trusses are installed creating your roof system. Also at the framing stage your window package that you chose during home design are installed and the roof sheathing will get dried in to prepare for roof shingles and so the electricians can begin their work.
Prior to mechanical rough-in (electrical, plumbing & HVAC), clients will walk through your framed home to identify placement of mechanical items prior to install. Items such as light switches and air registers are important to place correctly and also important to the way you will be living in your new home.
Once framing is complete and the home is dried in, the MEP (mechanical (hvac), electrical, & plumbing) rough in can begin. At this stage the MEP trades will run their pipes, wires and duct trunks. You will have the opportunity to fine tune the placement of items such as light switches during the client walk-through. Make sure you have looked over the floor plans you received after design and imagine how you are going to live in the home to identify MEP placements.
Once your home is framed and the mechanicals are roughed-in, Galiant’s field staff will set inspections with the local building department. Items that will be inspected are electrical, plumbing, framing, trusses, HVAC and roofing.
Insulating your home is critical for comfort and assuring your home will maintain its quality for decades. Galiant exceeds local government requirements for insulating the exterior walls and attic.
Now its time to really get a sense of the inside of your home. Once drywall begins other items on the exterior may start, such as stucco and siding.
After drywall has begun items such as stucco, stone and siding will begin. Additionally, garage concrete and patio may be poured.
Baseboard, casing and built-in shelves can begin after drywall is installed.
Tile, Cabinets & Countertops