First Team construction can help you figure out what the best route to build your next home,office, or warehouse, we will set up an appointment and come out to discuss your ideas, we will then take your ideas back to our office and put together the best plan of attack for your individual project,some of the things you may want to consider while building your home,office, or warehouse are listed below.
First team Construction Inc can help you from the property inspection through the design and build of your Custom Home,Office or warehouse.
Our team of professional designers and contractors can turn your dream into a reality.
From single family homes to low-maintenance townhomes, each new construction project is built with a commitment to quality and a disciplined approach to construction.
Using innovative designs and “green building materials. First Team Construction Inc has emerged as a leader in energy efficient building.
Not only will you get the home or office you want but you’ll also save lots of money in the green building process.
That’s because building a new home offers countless advantages for consumers when it comes to saving money.
- Site preparation
- Home layout and design
- Square footage you and your family may require to be comfortable
- Selecting the correct finishes for your home
Have you ever dreamed about building your own home?
Maybe you can see every detail in your mind. Or perhaps you have so many ideas that you need help planning them.
We offer custom home and office packages in Charleston,Summerville,Moncks Corner,Goose Creek,Kiawah.Seabrook,Edisto island and many surrounding cities and towns throughout South Carolina as well as the following counties of Charleston,Berkeley,Dorchester, and Colleton.
The decision to design and build your own home or office is a very exciting opportunity.
We are ready to serve you and your home or office building needs.
Whether you are building a vacation, retirement, water front home, office,warehouse, or industrial building .First Team Construction Inc prides itself in quality workmanship, fine finish carpentry and desirable locations, and Our team is eager to assist you in any way we can.
Whether built on your lot or ours, from starter houses, luxury homes or high rise buildings, we are ready to make it happen for you.
New Construction Checklist Items for you to consider on your New Construction Project
Are footings continuous under all foundation walls?
Do they have two or more steel re-bar?
Is foundation plumb and square? Does wall thickness correspond with code requirements with respect to backfill height?
Does yard slope away from foundation?
Footings Are footings continuous under all foundation walls? Do they have two or more steel re-bars?
Is foundation plumb and square? Does wall thickness correspond with code requirements with respect to backfill height? Refer to local code!
Has termite control been performed BEFORE slabs are poured? Has lumber been treated with the effective borate chemicals to repel termites?
Is a plastic vapor barrier under ALL basement and garage slabs?
Is it in place in crawl spaces?
Is septic tank sized properly?
Are leach lines put in according to local code requirements?
Is the leach field mapped so you know location of all distribution boxes and lines?
Are all exterior slabs self draining? Are all control or contraction joints saw cut a minimum of 1/4th the slab thickness?
Are they 36 inches wide?
Are all riser heights the same?
Do you have proper railing spacing?
Is felt paper under the shingles?
Do Shingles have proper amount of nails in them?
Wall Water Barrier or House Wrap
Is Tyvek or felt paper or an air/water infiltration barrier on exterior walls?
Do windows have proper sill pan flashing or flashing around them?
Are flashings in place at base of wall and above and below all windows and doors?
Are weep holes 24 inches or 32 inches on center?
Is a fabric in place behind first 4 courses of brick that keeps pathway open to weep holes?
Are expansion joints where needed and filled with proper sealant?
Do skylights have pre-engineered flashings to prevent leaks?
Are supply ducts sized right to minimize static pressure drop?
Has a heat gain/heat loss calculation been performed to ensure the right sized equipment is being installed?
Does unit put to much Humidity in the air?
Is heater sized right for number of occupants?
Is the heater equipped with an expansion tank?
Is it a tankless water heater?
Fan / Dryer Ventilation
Are all fans and dryers vented to the exterior of the home?
Water Supply Piping
Are water supply lines 3/4 inch diameter as they feed each group of fixtures?
1/2 inch water lines should never be supplied to more than two fixtures.
Are you using copper or Pex piping?
Are plumbing drain lines PVC?
Are wall plates caulked or sealed at floor contact?
Are walls filled with sound insulation or barriers?
Are bedroom doors solid wood or solid core?
Is electric panel sized so that you have 6 to 10 empty slots for future expansion?
Is a whole house surge protector installed?
Do you require solar or In home generator?
Are wood sub floors screwed to floor joists in all hallways and walk path areas in rooms?
Are subfloors Glued down to joist?
Are Floor Joist spans to local code?
Owner’s Manuals AND Installation Instructions
Are all owner’s manuals for ALL Products being saved?
Photos / Videos
Are you photographing all aspects of construction on a regular basis?
Hurricane Lift Connectors
Roof Trusses should NOT be nailed directly into top wall plates. A special H shaped or twisted connector connects trusses to wall plates.
Are sole plates strapped or Bolted to foundation?
Does attic insulation meet minimum code requirements?
Are baffles in place over exterior walls to keep ventilation path open between soffit and roof ridge?
Is solid wood blocking in place for all wall fixtures such as Curtain rods, towel bars, tub grab Rails, heavy wall fixtures,closet rods or any other heavy item that will be hung from a wall?
Are bedrooms wired for ceiling fans?
Are fan electrical boxes and wiring in place for future fans?
Are plans designed so that the home can be built realistically per the drawings?
Have the plans been stamped by an engineer?
Are the plans designed for your location of the building project?