New Home Construction
Constructing a new home from the bottom up is an easy task when you have the right team, help, and guidance. Los Angeles Home Remodeling offers a wide array of professional services for property owners looking to build a home in the Los Angeles Area. Our team of experts can help you throughout the whole building and planning process so that you achieve the home of your dreams. Due to the Los Angeles geography and building codes, our team is specialized in building unique properties that follow the Los Angeles construction regulations. Every step in the construction process is guided by experts that specialize in their field so that you receive a well built, unique, modern home.
Our team of architects, designers, and craftsmen are capable of producing a unique to the style home at a reasonable price. Our team provides a specialized building program that is time and cost efficient. If you would like to an estimate on your project, contact Los Angeles Home Remodeling at 424-369-4765.
We offer the following professional services to the Los Angeles and surrounding areas:
- Demolition or landscaping
- Concrete Base Foundation
- Roofing and Framing
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- Tile, Stone, and hardwood floor
- Electricity and Plumbing
- Stucco, Drywall, and Insulation
Building a home from the bottom up can be an expensive ordeal, but more and more Americans each year are choosing to build a custom house over the traditional. Los Angeles Home Remodeling is capable of building the home of your dreams by providing professional guidance and work in every step of the building process. We guarantee a functional home that is built to your taste.
Our home construction team is ready to operate anywhere in the Los Angeles and surrounding regions. The following section will include steps and factors that are implemented in any building process. If you are building a home in the Los Angeles area, contact us so we can discuss your project goals.
The first step to any building project is discussing your project goals with professionals that can provide a blueprint for your home. Once we understand your unique style and home goals, we will take care of the rest. Our team can provide professional service and attention to your project so that you receive a home you are proud of as a homeowner. The Los Angeles Home Remodeling team can be reached at 424-369-4765.
The following section will provide the steps necessary in raising a new home. The process is simple when you have a trusted hard-working team.
Leveling Floor: Demolition or Landscaping
The demolition and/or landscaping is the first step in the building process for a new home. New homeowners often buy pieces of land that cannot be built on without having the land leveled and fortified. Failure to level the ground can result in an unleveled building that is prone to cracking and in some cases, the building can fall apart. Leveling a building can be costly depending on the needs of the customer and of the geography of the land.
New homeowners with properties on slopes will need to consider the cost associated with leveling the ground. When dealing with slopes the construction team has to consider the dimensions of the slope including the amount of weight that will be put on the base of the house. Failing to find a balance between weight and the slope can result in a home sliding down the hill. Our professionals are capable of building sturdy homes on slopes by designing stilts and fortifying basement walls.
In some cases, the construction team will need to demolish existing foundations that are cracked and no longer serve a purpose. The demolition process is usually a quicker process that requires less specified attention. However, some homeowners will find that their property requires both landscaping and demolition to achieve a leveled floor.
Concrete Base Foundation
After the site is prepared and leveled, the Los Angeles Home Remodeling team will construct a solid and durable concrete base foundation. The base foundation is usually constructed by the same team in charge of leveling and preparing the ground. Creating a foundation requires the formation of wooden structures (frames) that are used to guide the concrete mixture. The frame should be as straight as an arrow, the slightest degree off could result in an unstable foundation prone to cracking or shifting. During this time the basement hole is dug and the surrounding areas are prepared for the concrete mixture.
Once the concrete is poured into the stilts or wooden frame, the mix will cure into a sturdy concrete slab. While the concrete mix dries there should be no construction activity at the site. After the concrete slab has cured, the slab is treated with a waterproofing solution. Once the concrete foundation is cured and waterproofed, our professionals are ready to install pipelines, water taps, and drains that belong in the first concrete slab. Before initiating the next building step, a city inspector will need to verify that the concrete slab is up to code and standard. If the concrete slab fails to pass inspection, it means the concrete slab needs to be modified to fit the specifications provided by the inspector.
Concrete slabs and any concrete foundation requires a special eye and attention to detail. You want your concrete foundation to be sturdy enough to lift your whole house.
Roofing and Framing
The framing process is an essential and very important step in the production of a new home. The framing process involves the creation of the ‘skeletal structure’ that will provide a shape and support to the home. Framing requires specialized professionals (contractors, engineers, and architects) who can work with wood or steel frames to produce a stable building frame. The frame should be stable enough to support plywood, drywall, windows, stucco, and the weight of the roofing tile or shingles. During the framing process, the window sections will be established. The windows sections should be calculated carefully so that the weight of the structure is properly distributed throughout the frame.
Once the walls are lifted, the roofing process can begin. The roofing carpenters at the Los Angeles Home Remodeling are experts at geometry, using the skills required to produce a stable roof. The roof should be designed to evenly distribute the downward stress caused by the weight of the roofing materials.
Once the frame of the walls and roof are standing, the wooden or steel structure will be ready for inspection. The framing is inspected by a city inspector before any further construction is allowed on the structure. Having your framing structure built by a Los Angeles Home Remodeling professional will ensure that your construction project passes the framing inspection.
Electricity and Plumbing
After the structural skeleton passes inspection, the project is ready to have electricity and plumbing installations. Our electricians and plumbers will run wires and pipes through the building structure, installing the essential amenities in your home in an efficient manner. The building is equipped with sewer lines, toilets, bathtubs/showers, and vents. The pipelines and electrical systems should be assembled by a professional that is capable of following the strict Los Angeles building codes. Failing to properly assemble pipelines and electrical wires can result in house flooding or water leaks that can damage the stucco and wood frame of your home. On the other hand, failing to properly assemble electrical wires can result in an electrical malfunction that can cause a fire.
Once drywall and stucco have been applied to your new home it will be more difficult and costly to fix any plumbing and electrical work left behind. During the plumbing and electrical step, our specialists inspect their work to check for functionality and to assure that the work is up to standard. Once the pipes and electrical systems have been assembled, a city inspector is required to inspect the work before the piping and electrical wires are covered by insulation and drywall.
Heating Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning process continues along with the wiring and plumbing process after the skeletal structure has passed inspection. This process will ensure that your home is ventilated and that the air quality in your home is consistent. The ventilation process will regulate the temperatures and moisture in your home.
The HVAC process also requires the attention of a city inspector which is why our professionals are trained in installing ventilation pipes and ducts. Usually, this process will take place before the house is wired. The wiring process is much easier once the pipes and ventilation vents have been installed. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning process is complete once it has passed inspection.
Insulating your home is an important step in the building process that will ensure a consistent indoor climate. Whether you live in a warm or cold place, you will want insulation that can keep your home at a consistent temperature throughout the year. Homeowners will usually have exterior walls, attics, and floors insulated with a material that resists heat.
When insulating a home, the homeowner will need to choose between fiberglass, foam, or cellulose (green) insulation. The type of insulation will depend on the homeowner's needs. Homeowners can choose insulation material with a high R-value. Insulation with high R-value will have better heat resistance properties than those insulating materials with a low R-value.
Drywall and Stucco
When the exterior walls, floors, and attic is insulated, the building structure is ready to have drywall hung and taped. The drywall process involves the handling of drywall usually carried out by “drywallers”. The drywall is aligned with the wooden studs and hung with screw nails. Once the drywall is hung the “tapers” will begin filling the holes left behind by the screws with a drywall mixture. The ridges where the drywall boards meet will also be covered by the concrete mixture. The purpose of the taping process is to produce a flat wall that is free ridges or other noticeable imperfections. Once the taping process is complete, the walls are ready for their color coat.
Once the drywall is installed, the stucco (lathing and plastering) workers are ready to work on the exterior of the home. The stucco process involves two steps that are aimed at producing a building structure that is waterproofed. The outside plywood walls are covered with black weatherproof paper that is stapled to the walls. The stucco wire is placed on top of the black paper and is usually stapled with industrial sized staples or it is hung with hammer and nails. Once the paper and stucco wire are in place, the project will require another inspection. The city inspector will be looking for any imperfections in the black paper and stucco wire. The building should be completely covered and any holes that are left open should be covered by a construction adhesive to prevent any water from entering the holes.
Once the lathing process is complete the plaster team will cover the walls with a concrete mixture. The walls are covered by three coats: the scratch coat, the brown coat, and the final coat. Each coat should be completely dry before applying the next coat. Once the brown coat is dry, the final coat is applied. The final coat will usually have a color included with the mixture and the homeowner will be able to choose the type of finish they want to see in the exterior of their home. The homeowner can choose a finish texture on the exterior walls including a smooth, ‘cat face’, sand, and other types of finishes. Once the final coat dries the home is ready to resist heats and rains.
Once the essential parts of the house are finished, our team of experts can help you design an interior that is to your liking. If you are a homeowner looking to remodel or to construct a new home to your unique style, please contact Los Angeles Home Remodeling at 424-369-4765. Our team is ready to help your dream home become a reality.