Construction in Saint George should be done the right way, and here are the stages of quality construction to look for.
You might remember, as a kid, building a fort, clubhouse, go-cart, or even a skateboard. Through trial and error, you learned that some parts of the project should be done before other parts. My dad was a decent carpenter, so I watched him construct for me an awesome go-cart, complete with aluminum, front hood/ bonnet, which housed my legs, and rear platform for a motor. Though making the salvaged motor operational never materialized, it sure looked cool behind my seat. I learned that it’s easier to attach the wheels last because otherwise, the go-cart was too “slippery” and unstable to work with for the rest of it.
The concept applies to large construction projects as well. For example, it’s much harder, if not impossible, to install house plumbing after the floors and walls are completed. Framing precedes drywall, and roofing shingles go atop the roof wood and barrier, etc. Doing otherwise is, of course, very problematic; however, there are less obvious steps to follow in quality construction. Watts Construction Company has proven its mettle in producing high-quality projects in St. George construction for many years, by following intelligent phases of the process. This article presents some strategies for smart stages of quality construction in Saint George.
Why Phases Are Standardized
The two main reasons for standardized building stages are government codes and costs. Codes for construction steps exist across the country and are quite the same because they make sense and promote efficiency and safety. Expenses also are minimized when smart stages of construction are followed.
Even before the foundation is poured, there should be planning, designing, excavating, engineering, and developing for utilities, such as electricity, gas, and sewer. Once the planning and access to utilities are done, the foundation can be poured.
While there is some debate about the ingredients of concrete and how flexible it should be, the standard for pouring quality foundations is still concrete. And rebar rods inside the drying concrete increase stability significantly. Some owners and architects will even design concrete walls because of their strength and good insulation against extreme heat and cold. A few medical buildings under construction in Saint George have used concrete, vertical walls to cut costs of air conditioning in the hot summers.
Stages After the Foundation
Framing will provide the skeleton for the structure, including trusses for the attic and roof, usually with wood, though sometimes metal studs are used. Next come installation of windows and doors, roofing, siding, and the rough electrical, HVAC, and plumbing. Later, when insulation and drywall are installed, the finish work on electrical, plumbing, and HVAC can be done. Trim and painting usually occur before the finish electrical. Bathroom and kitchen counters and cabinets are built, then some finish plumbing work. Carpet, flooring, and finish HVAC are normally the last phases of the project before hooking up to water and sewer lines.
As with building a go-cart, construction in Saint George follows smart processes to meet city codes and to minimize costs of the project.