Timeline to Building Your Home
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Building a high-quality, feature-filled home must take a long time, right? Not with Ryan Homes. Our years of experience and highly efficient methods mean that we can deliver your dream home in as little as four months from the date you sign a purchase agreement.
Engineers carefully plan the community layout and site each home for maximum aesthetics. The homesite is cleared and staked out.
Week 1: Excavation
The site is excavated by large machines, with special attention to grading the land to promote proper drainage.
Week 1: Footing
The "footer" is the foundation's foundation, a concrete base below the frostline, upon which the foundation sits.
Week 2—3: Foundation
Load-bearing walls of masonry or concrete create one of four types of foundations: full basement, knee-wall, crawl space, or slab. The foundation is inspected.
Week 4—5: Framing
The floor, wall, and roof framing forms the "skeleton" of the home, using Ryan's state-of-the-art panelized construction that improves efficiency and precision while minimizing waste and the risk of error. After framing inspection, exterior finishes are applied.
Week 6—7: Mechanicals
The "heart and lungs" of the house are installed: the heating and cooling system, the plumbing lines, and the electrical system.
Week 7: Insulation
Insulation is installed in walls and attic, with an insulating ability, or "R-factor" appropriate to the local climate.
Week 7—8: Drywall
Interior walls and ceilings are finished with drywall (sometimes called "gypsum board"), then sanded, primed,and painted with a first coat.
Week 9: Ceramic/Resilient Flooring
Your choice of ceramic tile or vinyl flooring is installed.
Week 9: Trim
A trim carpenter installs doors, cabinets, and molding.
Week 10: Paint
After pointing up trim and drywall, interior surfaces are painted ("second paint").
Week 11: Final Trades
Electrical and plumbing professionals install plugs, light fixtures, faucets, commodes, and appliances. Systems are checked and started.
Week 12: Carpet/Wood Flooring
Carpet and hardwood flooring are installed according to the specifications. The home is then thoroughly cleaned.
Week 12—13: Third-Party Inspection
A thorough appraisal of your home's "readiness" is conducted using a process designed to look at your home from a customer's perspective. This process ensures that your home is complete and ready to settle prior to your Pre-Settlement Demonstration.
Week 13: Pre-Settlement Demonstration
When your home is complete, you return just before settlement for a thorough review including orientation on all of its systems and features. Before you move in, we address all of your questions to ensure you are comfortable before closing on your new Ryan home.
Note: This timeline represents the construction process for a typical, larger single-family home. Actual construction times will vary by home type, region, season, and other factors.