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Located just 28 minutes south southwest of San Francisco along US-101, San Carlos, California is focused on maintaining its small-town feel. Downtown San Carlos is comprised of small shops and restuarnats. Homes in San Carlos are abundant but finding a newly constructed home is not easy. For most homeowners, it’s much more cost effective to build a new home. As you begin considering and contemplating the idea of building your dream home, it’s a reasonable concept to hire an expert in the field. G.D. Enterprises began building new homes in 1992. An expert will help unravel the intricacies of San Carlos building regulations and ordinances.
The owner, Greg Danz, personally supervises every project from beginning to end making sure your home is built precisely like you want it and he will treat it as if it’s his own home. The stages required to build the new home starts before any digging begins. Floorplan and design choices must be decided and then construction financing secured. Once complete the next steps in the process are straight forward and not very complicated even for San Carlos.
STAGE 1: Excavation
The construction of your new home begins with the excavation of the home site. The position of the home is staked on the lot and prepped for the foundation. The new luxury for homes in San Carlos, and turned out to be a must have, is a basement. If you decided to include a basement, then the concrete footing is poured, and when set, a gravel fill is placed around the footing or under the basement slab for drainage.
STAGE 2: Foundation
Slab foundations are the most prevalent in San Carlos, but the differences arise if a basement is included. Forms are set and the outline of the new home begins to become visible. Underground plumbing is installed and tied into the public sewer system. After prep work is completed, the slab is poured creating the foundation for your home.
STAGE 3: Framing
In the Framing stage, the shape of the home begins to look like a home. At this point, the process is only one third of the way and this is when progress seems to slow down. It only seems this way because we are getting into the fine details which may not be easily apparent but are important to your finished home. At this point, the subfloor, walls, and roof structure are built, and your roof is shingled. Window and door units are installed, and any backfilling around the foundation is completed.
STAGE 4: Rough Mechanics
The term "Rough mechanics" is used to describe the mechanical parts of the structure including heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electric. This is the point where activity is very high, while plumbing and indoor sewer pipes, furnace and ducts, and electric wiring, outlets, switches, and wall insulation are installed. The connection of utilities are done at this stage.
STAGE 5: Drywall
The drywall stage moves quickly as rooms are separated and divided. Drywall is hung and finished followed by insulation of the ceilings. Outside brick, stone and siding are installed and the site is graded for drainage and to prepare for the driveway, patios, walks, etc.
STAGE 6: Finish
We are at the most exciting stage of the process. The design selections are installed including kitchen and bath cabinetry, countertops, mirrors, medicine cabinets, interior doors and trim, stair rails, and many other detail features. The installation of kitchen appliances and flooring, while both the interior and exterior of are painted.
STAGE 7: Finish Mechanics
“Rough mechanics”, from stage 4, is hidden portion, but "Finish mechanics" are the part you can see. We are speaking of the installation of plumbing hardware, such as faucets, showerheads, commodes, etc. Other finish mechanics include switch plates, plug covers, light fixtures, thermostat, outdoor air/heat pump unit, and register and return air covers. Carpeting is installed and final grading of yard is completed, seeded or sodded.
STAGE 8: Final Stage
This stage is all the last little details such as cleaning the windows, floors, baths, kitchen, etc. Building Inspections are scheduled and completed to ensure all the finishing touches on your new home have been completed per the custom architectural plan.
During several the construction stages, there are several required city inspections that must be scheduled and passed to move forward to the next stage. We will coordinate these inspections and maintain the construction schedule as far as the things we can control.
G.D. Enterprises is as excited as you are when we complete a new home. Our construction team thrives off the smiling faces of the new homeowners and we are honored to hand over the keys. If your considering or ready to tackle new home construction in San Carlos, then G.D. Enterprises is the builder for you. Call us today (650)208-1262 to speak with one of our amazing team members and let’s get your home started.
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