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How Houses are Built Part Two

In the previous iteration of this series, we began the process of how houses are built, covering site preparation, setting a foundation, and ended with the walls and roof being installed. In this second part we will continue where we left off on how houses are built!


Once the roof is set, it is covered in tar paper, which helps in preventing water seeping through. For the exterior walls, a vinyl siding is set in. Once all this is done, the home is now protected from rain and the focus shifts to the interior. At this point, the plumbing and electrical systems are installed throughout, utilizing the frame for pipes, wires, fusebox etc.

Once that is settled, the insulation can be put in. This limits heat transfers throughout the home so less heating and cooling is needed. Over the insulation is a vapor barrier which keeps moisture from developing inside the walls once the drywall is set. At this point the drywall can be put in along with covering it with drywall mud to smooth it out. Finishing touches include setting up electrical, air conditioning, and cosmetics such as paint and carpeting. Now it's beginning to look like a true house!



We hope you found this information on how houses are built insightful on the process! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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