As a leading contractor in southwest Missouri, Marty Construction LLC takes pride in offering our clients superior service with quality and integrity. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our customers each and every day, from pre-construction to completion of your custom home. Marty Construction is a full service company and works hard taking care of your entire project no matter how large or small the job. We have put together some helpful hints and information on each of the different stages of the building process. This information will help you through a smooth construction project from start to finish.
The idea of constructing a new home is a big step and clients are usually excited to jump into the building process. Before we can turn the first shovel of dirt, there are a few items we must consider.
Many new home builders buy a lot and select their home plans before ever contacting or consulting a construction company. This can be a big mistake. At Marty Construction we prefer to be involved in the process even before you make the final decisions on your lot or lake property. Bringing a professional contractor in during the selection process can save you thousands of dollars during the construction phase.
During the pre-construction phase we can help you with estimating project costs, project planning and scheduling, budget management, site evaluation, utility access, code and covenant reviews, and design selection. We will work with you to insure your project is functionally and financially viable.
Marty Construction will review you plans and your build site to supply you with an estimate for the construction of your new custom built home.
If you already have a set of construction plans to work with, we can help you implement those plans and begin building your new home. Once we have decided on a set of plans for your new house and you have purchased a lot or land to build on we are ready to begin the building process.
Step 1: Site preparation and the foundation of your home. Depending on the building site and the plans selected we will utilize excavation equipment such as backhoes, bulldozers, and skid steers. Building in the Ozarks, many times, requires a more specialized contractor and team. Building on rock is a practice that most contractors are not experienced. Some sites may require rock breaking or blasting. Once we have cleared the site of rocks, debris and trees, excavation crews will prep and level the site for the foundation.
The foundation it the supporting structure for the home. A secure solid foundation requires more that digging a hole and pouring concrete into the ground. At Marty Construction we pay attention to every detail of your home starting at the beginning.
If your home has a basement or a lower level walk out, which is very common here in the Table Rock Lake area, footing and walls are formed and poured. If your home plans call for a slab-on-grade we will dig footings, setup forms and pour your slab. If plans call for utility runs for plumbing drains and electrical chases these will be fitted before your slab is poured.
Step 2: The rough framing of your custom built home. Once the concrete has cured we will begin to install the framing for the floor system, walls, and roof system. Once the framing system is complete plywood sheathing is applied to all the exterior walls and roof. Next we will install your roofing to dry-in the project and then proceed to install all of the exterior windows and door. The wall sheathing is covered with a protective barrier that protects your home’s interior from water penetration. This protective wrap allows water vapor to escape to reduce the likelihood of mold and rot.
Step 3: Now that the framing is completed and the outer shell has be fastened to the framework. Our plumber, electricians, and HVAC technicians will install the rough plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. During this process while contractors are running the plumbing and electrical lines through the interior walls, our crews will start the roofing system and siding and/or rock and brick on the exterior of the home. When we are dried-in, the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system) contractor will install the components of the HVAC system that consists of vent pipes, ductwork, and the furnace or air handler. Once the HVAC System is in place the electrician can install receptacles for outlets, lights and switches and run wires from the breaker panel to each receptacle. They will also run wiring for internet, telephones, cable TV and any other low voltage wires required.
Step 4: Step four is when you will begin to see the insulation installation process. The proper insulation will create a more comfortable home and a consistent climate. The correct insulation selection based on type and R-value will maximize your home’s energy efficiency. R-value is the most important qualitiy we look for in the insulation at Marty Construction. The R-value indicates the insulation material’s resistance to heat transfer. We will insulate all the exterior walls of your custom home as well as the attic and any floors that are located above unfinished basements or crawlspaces. Homes are insulated on all exterior walls, as well as the attic and any floors that are located above unfinished basements or crawl spaces. Your home’s design will dictate the type of insulation. Fiberglass and foam insulation are used most commonly, with foam providing the best insulation barrier.
Step 5: During step five we will begin installing drywall. This process includes hanging sheetrock, taping the sheetrock and applying texture. After sheetrock we will prime and paint all walls and doors to your custom color choices.
Step 6: At this point our house is beginning to look like a home, it is time to install interior trim, exterior driveways and walkways. Our finish carpenters will install interior doors, baseboards, door casings, window sills, moldings, stair balusters and any custom decorative trim. At this stage it’s also time to install cabinets, vanities, counter tops, and any other finished trims or accents.
Step 7: We are now ready to install hard-floor coverings like ceramic tile, vinyl, and wood flooring. Counter tops are installed and any exterior finish grading surrounding the outside of the home are completed at this time to ensure proper drainage and prepare the yard for landscaping. During step seven the HVAC technician will return to finish the HVAC installation, the plumber will connect sinks, toilets, faucets, and any appliances and the electrician will install light fixtures, outlets, switches, and ensure that the home’s electrical panel is complete. Step seven will be complete when the home has had a final cleaning of all construction debris.
Step 8: It’s time for our final walk through. Congratulations you are now ready to move into your custom built home by Marty Construction. We will walk you through your new home and help you become familiar with the operation of systems and components. We will discuss any warranties and your responsibilities for maintenance as to not void any warranties.