There's Nothing Standard About McCaffrey's Construction Standards
As we put our family's name and reputation on the homes and communities we build, it's important that we build quality into every home from the ground up.
Everyone on the McCaffrey team shares in your excitement as you watch your new home take shape. The following outline will help you better understand the steps involved in bringing your dream to reality. Of course, the outline is a very simplified version of the construction process that involves literally hundreds of people and tens of thousands components. Now, put your hard hat on and let the excitement begin!
Once your purchase agreement is finalized, your home is placed on our start schedule. During this time we’ll be working behind the scenes ordering the permits, engineering & staking out the foundation, so it may take a few weeks before you see something happen. In the meantime, get your camera ready! You’ll want to have a scrapbook to look back on someday.
We start with a solid foundation, as footings are set, rough plumbing installed, and steel rebar is laid. Then we allow the concrete foundation to cure for seven days to maximize its strength, durability, and stability; providing your family with a solid foundation. Don't worry; foundations always look much smaller than one would think. Your home really will fit on that slab of concrete!
Next, we layout and frame the walls. The the walls are reinforced, the trusses are loaded and the roof is sheeted. What was once a footprint now becomes a three dimensional space. Now, your home starts to look big!
Now we install the heating, ventilation, and plumbing. Then the roofing materials and windows are placed and the electrical wiring is installed. Any pre-wiring selections you may have for equipment like surround sound or satellite TV will also be installed. At the conclusion of this step, you’ll meet with our construction superintendent at your Open Wall Tour to “see behind the walls” before we close them up with drywall.
Next, we install the exterior lath, insulation and drywall as your home is “buttoned up”. Now, your rooms may appear small to you as the stark drywall does not provide any “depth”. Again, don’t worry; think of it as your home’s “adolescence” which will soon reveal its true beauty!
It’s all in the detail, as we install your baseboards, door jambs, doors and window sills and then paint the walls. On the outside, it starts to take shape with exterior stucco and architectural details.
Now you will find the cabinets, countertops, door hardware, plumbing and electrical fixtures are installed. Outside we’re laying the driveway and completing the roof as it is beginning to look like a home.
Next we finish the details inside and out, as the flooring is installed, the paint is touched up and the landscape and fence are installed. It is at this point, that the home is inaccessible until your New Home Orientation Tour as during this stage, there are many components that might be disturbed by visitors.
We’re getting close as your home is being detailed. Then we’ll finish the clean-up, turn the electricity on and schedule your New Home Orientation Tour. Get ready, as we’re nearly prepared to Welcome You Home!
The countdown is over. The work is done, as we conduct the New Home Orientation Tour, a room-by-room tour to demonstrate the operating procedures of the key components of your home, as well as review the warranty service procedure. Once your home closes escrow, a McCaffrey Representative will contact you to present you with your keys and Welcome You Home!