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Your Home Building Journey

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Stage 0

     Building your dream home is an exciting journey full of love, enjoyment, and happiness. It's the beginning of a new chapter in your life and you want everything to be perfect. That's why your builder will take extra care to make sure that every detail of your home is exactly as you envisioned.

Your builder will start by confirming the plan and elevation of your home. They'll go over any options you've added and upgraded selections, making sure that everything is in line with your vision. Your sales consultant will provide a decorator selection sheet of your selections and any change orders associated with your home, ensuring that everything is accounted for.

     To make sure that you're completely satisfied with your home, your sales consultant will schedule a pre-construction meeting with you and your construction superintendent (if applicable). This is a crucial step in the building process as it allows you to go over every aspect of your home and make any necessary changes before construction begins. Please note that changes to your home WILL NOT be allowed after this meeting, unless items are on backorder and/or are no longer available. If the change is absolutely necessary, the change will be addressed on a case-by-case basis and a change fee will be incurred. However, this is not standard practice. So be sure to double check everything with your construction superintendent and sales consultant during the meeting.

     Once everything is set in stone, your lot will be staked and cleared, making way for the foundation of your dream home. The pad will be built, compacted, tested, and temporary power will be ordered. This process typically takes 1 to 2 weeks (weather permitting) and it's an exciting time as you see your dream home start to take shape.

Stage 01

     As you embark on the journey of building your dream home, the first step is to make sure that you have a solid foundation for your house. The survey company will come to your lot and confirm its boundaries, as well as stake out your lot and home corners. This step is crucial in ensuring that your home is built to your specifications and that you have the correct amount of space.

     Next, your form boards will be set and filled in with dirt if needed to prepare the base for the foundation. This process takes around 1 to 2 weeks, weather permitting. This may seem like a small step in the grand scheme of things, but it lays the foundation for the entire structure and sets the stage for the exciting journey ahead. With each step, you are one step closer to turning your dream home into a reality.

Stage 02

     Ah, the exciting moment has finally arrived, the foundation of your dream home is taking shape. First, the plumbing grounds are installed, preparing the way for the foundation make-up process. This is where the outline of your future home begins to take form, as the foundation is shaped, constructed, and made ready to receive concrete, following the engineer's plan to the letter. Every step is taken with care and precision to ensure that your foundation is solid and secure.

     While the foundation is being made, any necessary electrical conduit is also being installed, waiting to be utilized later. The pre-pour inspection is completed by an on-site agent of the foundation's engineering firm, double-checking that everything is up to code and exactly as it should be.

It's amazing to think that the foundation of your home is being created right before your eyes, in just a matter of 1 to 2 weeks (weather permitting). It's a process that takes time and patience, but the end result is worth it, as it sets the foundation for your dream home to come to life.

Stage 03

     As the journey of building your dream home continues, it's time to pour the foundation. This is an exciting moment, where the solid foundation of your home will take shape. With a representative from the foundation's engineering firm on-site, you can be sure that every detail is being taken care of and that your foundation will be poured to exact specifications.

     As the foundation cures, it's time for the form boards to be removed and for a rough grade to be completed. This step is crucial for ensuring proper drainage and the safety of your home for years to come. The time frame for this step is about 1 to 2 weeks, weather permitting. With every step, you are one step closer to moving into your beautiful new home, filled with love, happiness, and memories to last a lifetime.

Stage 04

     As you continue your journey towards creating the home of your dreams, you're now entering into the stage where you can start to see the shape of your future home taking form. The magic of this stage is that the frame of your home is finally constructed, and with each board and nail, you can feel the excitement building within you. The plumbing top out is also completed, which sets the foundation for the rest of your home's plumbing systems to be installed. The cornice, windows and exterior doors are then fitted into place, making your home look even more like a complete structure. Finally, the Techshield roof decking is installed, which protects your home from the elements and helps keep it warm and cozy, just as you had always imagined it to be. All of this is completed within the next 1 to 2 weeks, weather permitting and based on the size of your home.

Stage 05

     As you continue on your journey of building your dream home, Stage 5 marks a pivotal moment in the construction process. The roof of your home is finally starting to take shape. The installation of the synthetic underlayment, shingles, and appropriate roof flashings will create a protective layer that will keep you and your family warm and dry for years to come.

     While the roof is being completed, your cabinets will be measured, ordered, and put into production. This is a crucial step that will make your home feel truly unique, as you picked out the style, color, and design of the cabinets that will adorn your kitchen and bathrooms. This is an exciting moment, as you see the elements of your dream home starting to come together and take shape.

     With the completion of Stage 5, you'll be one step closer to moving into your new home and starting a new chapter of your life. Whether it's cooking in your kitchen, relaxing in your living room, or just simply enjoying the view from your roof, this is the moment you've been waiting for. The time frame for this stage is estimated to be 1 week, weather permitting.

Stage 06

     The next exciting chapter of your dream home journey begins with the installation of your remaining mechanical roughs! The HVAC system will be expertly installed, creating a cozy and comfortable environment inside your home. Then, your electrical and structured wiring roughs will be carefully added to the mix, bringing even more life and energy to your home. If your home is located in an area that requires a borate termite treatment, or if you have added it as an option, this will be done at this time to ensure the protection and longevity of your beautiful new home. This thrilling step in the building process will take approximately 1 to 2 weeks to complete, weather permitting, so hold tight and watch your home come to life!

Stage 07

     The journey of building your dream home reaches a thrilling milestone as the focus shifts towards ensuring everything is perfectly in place. The team of experts from Burgess Construction Consultants conduct a thorough inspection, examining every aspect of your home to make sure it meets the highest standards of quality and safety. From the site and foundation, to the frame, windows, doors, drainage plane, roof, and all mechanicals like HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and structured wiring, every detail is meticulously evaluated and evaluated again.

     If your home is located in a city, the local authorities will also be conducting their own inspections to make sure that each mechanical aspect of your home is up to code. This stage in the journey is crucial, and any noted deficiencies must be corrected before construction can continue. But once all the inspections have been passed, your home will be sealed with poly-cell foam and batt insulation, ready to move on to the next exciting stage of the journey. This is an incredible moment, filled with joy and a sense of accomplishment, as you take another step closer to realizing your dream of building the home of your dreams. Once all of the insulation is installed it will then be inspected again to make sure everything is perfect. The time frame for this stage is estimated to be 1 to 2 weeks, weather permitting.

Stage 08

     The excitement continues to build as your home takes shape and reaches new heights! With your foundation securely in place, it's time to bring your vision to life. The installation of your sheetrock marks a major milestone, as your home starts to look and feel more complete. Our skilled craftsmen take great care to ensure that every detail is just right, taping, floating, sanding, and texturing to create the perfect finish. And as a special touch, your garage door is installed, adding even more character and charm to your new home.     

During this time, your interior trim and doors are carefully confirmed, ordered, and delivered to ensure they complement your style and vision. And with any luck, the weather will be just right for your brick or stone to be installed, adding yet another layer of beauty and durability to your new home. Whether you prefer a classic brick facade or the warm, natural look of stone, your new home is about to receive a gorgeous exterior that you'll love for years to come. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this exciting chapter in the journey of building your dream home as these items are completed in 1 to 2 weeks!

Stage 09

     Stage 9 of the home construction journey marks a crucial point, as it brings together all the individual pieces that make up the interior of your dream home. This stage will see the interior trim being expertly installed, prepped, and painted to the highest standards, adding a touch of warmth and personality to every corner of your home.

     As the interior comes to life, the exterior of your home will also undergo some exciting changes. If your brick or stone work has been completed, your electricians will take the next step and build your service panel that will bring electricity to the heart of your home. With the home ready to receive permanent power, your permanent power will be ordered, ensuring that every aspect of your home is powered up and ready for use.

     For those who are building their dream homes in a subdivision that requires septic systems, this stage will also bring the installation of the septic system, which will be the cornerstone of your home's plumbing. All these efforts combined will make your dream home truly come to life and bring you one step closer to your goal.

     This phase of construction is expected to take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks, weather permitting, as every detail is attended to, and every last touch is added to make your dream home a reality.

Stage 10

     As the dream home that you've been working on and waiting for starts to take shape, it's time to add the finishing touches to the inside. This is a wonderful stage where you'll get to see all the pieces come together, and where your home will start to feel like it's truly your own.

     The interior walls are now freshly painted, creating a clean and inviting canvas for the next step in the journey. Your cabinets, a crucial aspect of any home, will be installed with precision and care. Your gorgeous countertops that all of your wonderful home cooked meals will be made on will be measured on-site and placed into production. This stage takes about 1 to 2 weeks.

Stage 11

     Stage 11 of building your dream home is a pivotal moment in the journey. You will see your vision for the interior of your home come to life as more items are added. The bath wall tile, all solid surface flooring, and countertops will be installed, adding both beauty and functionality to your home. As you bask in the excitement of what's happening inside, you'll also get to witness a magical transformation happening outside. Your flatwork will be cut, set, and poured, creating a smooth surface for you to walk on and park all of your friends' cars for that Thanksgiving day meal. The final grade of your land will be completed, making way for a stunning landscape that will surround you. And if you opted for a fence, you'll see it take shape, providing both privacy and security. All of these elements will come together to create a harmonious space that you'll love for years to come. Time frame for this stage is 2 weeks (weather permitting), and as each day passes, you'll see your dream home come to life before your very eyes.

Stage 12

     Stage 12 is a busy and exciting time in the journey of building your dream home. This phase is where you'll start to see your home come to life as all the final mechanical trims are installed. Ceiling fans, final doors, weather-stripping, and kitchen backsplash are added to the mix, creating a warm and inviting space. Your mirrors and shower glass will be measured and ordered, ready to be installed and reflect the beauty of your home. The windows will be checked, adjusted, and fitted with screens, allowing you to take in outside views from the comfort of your own home. You'll also experience the thrill of permanent power being installed, bringing energy and life to your home. The HVAC equipment will be started, ensuring that you'll be comfortable year-round. Any final trim work will be completed, and sheetrock will be patched as needed. After most, if not all, of this is completed, your home will undergo an initial rough clean, giving you a sneak peek of what's to come. This stage takes 1 to 2 weeks (pending item availability and weather permitting), and as each day passes, you'll feel the excitement of seeing your dream home take shape.

Stage 13

     Stage 13 marks an exciting milestone in the journey of building your dream home. This is where the finishing touches are added, making your home feel warm, cozy, and truly yours. Your carpet will be installed, creating a soft and comfortable surface for you to walk on. The final hardware, mirrors, and shower glass will be added, bringing a touch of luxury to your home. Afterwards, the final paint will be completed, bringing all the elements together and creating a harmonious space. And finally, another final interior clean will be done, leaving your home sparkling and ready for you to move in. This stage takes 1 to 2 weeks, and as each day passes you're now just a few steps away from turning the key to your forever home, and taking the next step in your life.

Stage 14

     Stage 14 is the final stretch in your journey of building your dream home. Your home will be meticulously checked and inspected by your builder, ensuring that every detail is perfect and up to code. Your builder will conduct a "punch-out" of your home, a thorough inspection of all its features, to make sure everything is in order. This is followed by final code and energy inspections, which will make sure your home meets all necessary regulations and standards. If any deficiencies are found, they will be promptly corrected and reinspected, until your home passes with flying colors. After all inspections are completed, your home will receive a certificate of occupancy, a legal document that confirms it is safe for you and your loved ones to inhabit. This stage of construction usually takes 1 to 2 weeks, but the satisfaction of knowing your home has passed all the necessary inspections is priceless. With the certificate of occupancy in hand, you're just a few steps away from moving in, and starting the next chapter of your life in the comfort of your very own home.

Stage 15

     The final stage in building your dream home is here! After months of careful planning and construction, it's time to finally take a step inside and explore your new living space. Your builder, along with your sales consultant, will lead you on a personalized tour of your home. They will introduce you to all the features, functions and details of your home, answering any questions you may have and making sure you feel comfortable in your new space.

     If you wish to conduct an outside inspection, that inspection report MUST be completed and submitted to the builder PRIOR to your introduction walk. During the walk, your builder and consultant will be eager to hear any feedback you have, making a list of any items that need to be addressed before your closing.

     After everything is checked and double checked, you will sign your buyer walk list outlining all agreed-upon items, needing to be remedied. By signing it, you are not indicating that they've all been repaired, only that it is a comprehensive list of items that need to be rectified before your closing. You will be marking the final step in your journey of building a home that perfectly fits your needs and dreams. Congratulations on reaching this exciting milestone!

Stage 16

     The final stage of your incredible journey to building your dream home has arrived! Before you take ownership and make it truly yours, you'll have one last opportunity to take a walk through your new home and ensure that everything is just the way you want it. During this time, you'll be able to verify that all items listed on your buyer walk list have been addressed and any final touches have been completed to your satisfaction. And if by chance, you notice anything else that needs attention, rest assured that our team at Kendall Homes is here to help. Simply submit a warranty request through our website and we'll take care of it after closing if agreed upon. It's time to embrace the next step in your life and bask in the joy of your beautiful new home!

Stage 17

     Finally, the moment you've been waiting for has arrived! Your new Kendall home is officially yours, and it's time to move in and start making memories. As you take the first step into your dream home, know that you're not just buying a home but a lifetime of comfort and happiness.

     We understand that purchasing a new home can be a daunting process, and that's why we've got your back every step of the way. With our comprehensive warranty program, you can relax and enjoy your new home without any worries. Our 1 year warranty covers the materials and workmanship of your home. The 2 year      Warranty covers the major mechanical systems inside the walls. The 10 year warranty is a structural warranty on the home itself. It covers items such as your foundation and other structural components of the home. Any warranty submissions after the two year warranty. Will need to be made directly to Maverick, as they hold the warranty after that period.

     Don't forget about the appliances in your home! They're also covered under warranty from the manufacturer, and by registering them with the manufacturer, you can even extend that warranty. Your HVAC system is also covered by its manufacturer, so you can be sure that everything in your home is taken care of.

     We know that you'll want to make the most of your new home, and we want you to do just that. With all the information you need about our Warranty Program on our website, you can have peace of mind knowing that your new home is protected for years to come. So go ahead, take a deep breath, and settle into your new home - we've got you covered.

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