New Home Construction

Building a new house from the ground up is a simple task if you are equipped with a professional team, the right assistance, and leadership. We at Orange County Home Remodeling offer a wide range of expert services to Orange County property owners considering constructing their homes. Our professionals can assist you through every step of the planning and construction process, ensuring that you get the home that you want.

In light of the terrain and building rules of Orange County, our team specializes in creating one-of-a-kind properties that adhere to Orange County construction standards. Every stage of the building process is under the supervision of experts in the field to guarantee that you get a well-designed, distinctive, modern house. Our crew of designers, architects, and craftsmen can deliver a one-of-a-kind residence at an affordable price. We offer specialized construction programs that are both timely and affordable.

Overview of Home Construction

Building a house from the ground up can cost a lot of money, but many people prefer to build custom homes over traditional ones every year. A competent home remodeling company can help you design and construct your dream home by offering professional advice and assistance throughout the whole construction process. You can rely on a professional home builder to build you a functional house that matches your taste. In this section, we'll go through the standard procedures and considerations in the construction process.

The Building Process

The first stage in any construction project is to discuss the project's objectives with experts who can give you a detailed blueprint for the property. The construction specialists will handle the rest once they have an understanding of your distinct style and property goals. Home builders can offer expert attention and service to the task at hand so that the client gets a property that matches your taste.

The steps involved when building a new residential property are described in the section that follows. Having a reliable and hardworking crew makes the process easy and simple.

Leveling the Floor

The first stage of constructing a new house involves the landscaping and demolition of the land. Most homeowners often purchase parcels of land that can't be constructed until the ground has been fortified and leveled. When the ground isn't leveled, buildings are more likely to develop cracks, and in extreme circumstances, they could even collapse. Building leveling could be expensive based on the requirements of the client and the topography of the property.

New homeowners who have properties in sloppy areas should consider the costs involved in leveling the floor. The construction crew needs to take into account the slope's proportions as well as the load that will have to be placed on the house's foundation while dealing with the sloppy areas. If the slope and weight are not balanced, the house could slide down the slope. A professional home builder can design and develop stilts and strengthen basement walls so they can build strong properties on slopes.

The construction crew would sometimes have to take down old, cracked foundation bases that are no longer needed. In most cases, demolition can be completed in less time and with less precision than construction. However, some people might find that to attain a level floor, their land will need both demolition and landscaping.

Concrete Foundation

Once the construction site is leveled and prepared, a home remodeling firm can proceed to build a sturdy foundation base comprising concrete. Usually, the team responsible for leveling and preparing the ground also works on the base foundation.

It is essential to build timber frameworks (frames) to direct the concrete mix when building the foundation. The frame needs to be perfectly straight; a slight deviation could lead to a weak foundation that is prone to shifting or cracking. During this phase, the surrounding sections are prepped while the experts dig the basement hole for the mixture of concrete.

When the concrete mixture is directed to the timber frame and stilts, it cures to form a solid concrete slab. There shouldn't be any construction going on at the construction site until the concrete mixture dries up. A waterproofing treatment is applied to the slab once it has fully cured. When the concrete basement is fully cured and watertight, your home remodeling expert can set up the concrete floor and all of its necessary pipes, water fixtures, and drains.

The next phase of construction can't begin until the slab of concrete has been inspected and found to comply with all local codes and standards. If the slab doesn't pass inspection, the experts will have to make modifications to make it comply with the state's requirements. It's crucial to pay close attention to every detail when working with concrete, especially when laying a concrete slab or other concrete foundation. Additionally, the concrete base of your residence should be strong enough to support the weight of the whole building.

Framing and Roofing

The framing stage of building a house is crucial for the success of the project. The framing procedure entails building the "skeletal framework" that will give support and shape to the property. To build a stable frame, specialist personnel (such as builders, architects, and engineers) who can deal with either steel or wood frames will be required.

The framework has to be sturdy enough to hold the roofing shingles or tiles' weight as well as drywall, plywood, stucco, and windows. The window's section can be framed at the same time as the rest of the structure. To ensure that the overall weight of the building is distributed equally throughout the frame's structure, the window sections ought to be carefully calculated.

The roofing work can start after the walls have been lifted. A roofing carpenter with mastery of geometry can use his or her expertise to construct a solid roof. It is important to construct stable roofs so that the roofing component’s weight is evenly distributed toward the downward tension.

The steel or wooden construction can be prepared for inspection when the frame for the roof and walls is put in place. Before any more structures are permitted on the property, a city inspector inspects the framing. If you choose a professional for home remodeling and constructing your framing structure, you can be assured that your building project will pass the framing inspections.

Plumbing and Electricity

Plumbing and electrical installations can begin once the project's structural framework has passed inspection. Professional plumbers and electricians can expertly install pipes and wires in your house as they work their way through the building's structure. The structure is then fitted with toilets, sewer lines, vents, and showers or bathtubs.

An accredited contractor who is familiar with the state's building regulations should install the electrical system and pipelines. Failure to correctly install electrical cables and pipelines can lead to house floods or water leakage that could damage the property's wood frame and stucco. Assembling electrical cables incorrectly, on the other hand, can lead to electrical problems that could cause an accidental house fire.

It can be challenging and expensive to fix electrical and plumbing issues once the new property has been covered in stucco and drywall. While the building experts are working on the plumbing work and electrical installation, they can conduct inspections to make sure everything is working properly and to make sure it meets all applicable codes. Before the electrical wires and piping are covered in drywall and insulation, the city inspector has to review the building after the electrical and piping systems have been put together.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Once the skeletal construction goes through inspection, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning processes, as well as the plumbing and wiring processes, continue. This procedure will guarantee that your residence has adequate ventilation and constant indoor air quality. The property's temperatures and levels of humidity will be maintained at an appropriate level thanks to the ventilation system.

Since the process of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) also calls for the close attention of the city inspector, the professional you engage should have immense training in the field of installing ventilation ducts and pipes. In most cases, this procedure is adopted before the property's electrical wiring is done.

When the ventilation ducts, vents, and pipes are in place, wiring becomes much easier. After the wiring and piping process is completed, the HVAC system will be thoroughly inspected to ensure it meets the state's standards. If the inspection is successful, the HVAC system will be considered ready for use.


Insulating the house is an essential stage in the construction process that must be completed in order to maintain a comfortable temperature and humidity level inside the structure. Whether you stay in a cold or warm climate, you need insulation to maintain a constant temperature inside your home throughout the year. Typically, homeowners would insulate their external walls, floors, and attics with heat-resistant material.

When it comes to home insulation, a homeowner has to decide between foam, fiberglass, and cellulose insulation. The kind of home insulation used will be determined by the preferences of the homeowner. Homeowners also have the option of selecting insulation with high R-values. Insulation with a higher R-value could be more effective in resisting heat transfer than insulation with lower R-values.

Stucco and Drywall

Once the attics, exterior walls, and floors of the house have been insulated, the structure of the building is prepared for the installation of drywall. Handling drywall is a vital part of the construction process, and the people who often carry out this step are known as "drywallers." Drywalls are set up in such a way that they align with the studs, and they're then affixed to the wall using screw nails.

After the drywalls are mounted on the wooden studs, the "tapers" can proceed to fill the screw holes with a filler mixture, and use the same mixture to fill in the ridges and gaps where the boards meet. The main objective of taping is to create a smooth, even surface without any ridges or bumps. Once the tape is removed, the painters can proceed to apply the first layer of paint to the walls.

Once the drywalls have been completed, the skilled workers who will be applying stucco (plastering and lathing) to the property's exterior will be ready to start the process. The application of stucco involves two stages that both work towards the goal of creating a water-resistant building. Black waterproof paper is tacked to the walls and used to cover the exterior plywood walls.

Stucco wires are often hung with a hammer and nails or fastened with industrial staples on top of the waterproof paper. Another inspection of the work will be necessary once the stucco wire and black paper have been installed. The city official will inspect the stucco wire and black paper for flaws. Any exposed areas of the building and any openings should be sealed off using a construction adhesive solution to prevent water intrusion.

After the lath installation, the plaster crew will apply a mixture of concrete to the walls. This consists of three layers:

  • Scratch coat.
  • Brown coat.
  • Final coat.

It is important to wait between coats to ensure proper drying. The last layer should be applied after the brown coat has dried. The final coat typically incorporates a color, and the property owner can select the desired finish for the home's exterior.

The external walls can be finished in any texture the homeowner prefers, from smooth to 'cat face' to sand, and anywhere in between. After the last layer dries, the house will be protected from the sun and rain. Once the structural elements are complete, the team of home remodeling professionals can assist you in creating a custom interior design.

Find a Professional Home Builder Near Me

If you are considering changing the style of your home and creating a unique space, you can contact us at Orange County Home Remodeling. Our team of home builders is expertly equipped to handle all your remodeling and new construction needs. We are here to help you make your dream house a reality, and we are prepared and ready to make it happen. Call us today at 657-660-3481.


Orange County Home Remodeling has a team of skilled contractors focused on one goal: providing superior designs, outstanding workmanship, and individualized customer service for the most outstanding home remodeling and renovation projects in the Orange County region. We are insured, licensed, and bonded, and with combined years of experience, you can trust us to do the job right the first time. Call us today at 657-660-3481 to get started on your home remodel project.

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