This week, groundwork is underway on the Mission-Mod Blog House by Orlando Custom Builder Jorge Ulibarri in advance of the concrete foundation pour. Here’s what happens in this phase:
The installation of the underground electrical and plumbing systems of the home.
Placement of the steel reinforcements for the footings. Remember that footings are sections of the concrete foundation that are larger and deeper to carry the weight loads of the home.
Termite treatment of the foundation
Now, here a few tips to consider in this phase of new home construction:
Before the concrete slab is poured, it’s a good idea to review your electrical outlet locations and make sure that you have ample floor outlets for lamps, technology, a piano etc. in spaces such as the living room, family room and office.
Check the location of the main electrical panel that will be located on exterior wall. Make sure on the opposite side of that wall, in your interior living space, that the exterior panel is not near a bed. Some clients have concerns about electro-magnetic fields produced by the power running through the panel. It is best to avoid placing the exterior panel on the opposite wall of where a bed would be located.
Stay tuned this week as we lay the foundation of the Mission-Mod Blog House and offer tips for this important step in new home construction.