We blogged about the building process of our house to document it for ourselves and to help others. Our house is finished and we have moved in and we love our home. Building a house isn't a process that goes perfectly, no matter what builder you pick, and this is our story. Every problem we had during the building process has been made right by Ryan homes. This isn't complaint blog, its how we felt at the time of our post during the building process.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pushed back and pre construction meeting questions


So are pre construction meeting has been pushed back, it's all good still since we haven't sold our place yet. Our new break ground date is on Monday 10/27.  They will begin to move the earth for our foundation on Wednesday 10/29! So our new pre construction meeting is Friday 10/24. I can't wait to get started. I have come up with a list of questions for our meeting. It's a pretty long list. I'm guessing some of the questions will be answer before I even ask, lol. Just in case I want remember the ask and write down the answers so I don't forget and ask again.

Question List:

Will there be a doorbell or knocker on front door?
Is there a deadbolt on the door to the garage?
What do the doors look like that will be installed in the morning room and basement, do they have deadbolts?
Who is the Service Provider or when will we find out?
We paid for the fio pre-wire, if the service provider isn’t Verizon, can we change this?
When do we point out the exact location of the extra outlet cable and phone?
Picture of lights and all fixtures
What type of windows will be installed?
Where will the hose bibs locations be? (Not blocked by adding a deck later)
Grass- seeded or sodded
What inspections will be happening at each stage?
Will the garage be sheet-rocked and painted?
Screen in Windows?
Is a Dehumidifier need for the basement?
Shelving in closest for master can we ask for it not to be installed, just leave the materials shelves and brackets in garage?
Granite lip in the kitchen, can it not be installed, just leave the material in the garage?
Trim/crown molding on the top of the cabinets in Kitchen (saw at model) is that included in what we selected?
Is there plumbing plans we can see and have copies of?
Is there HVAC plans we can see and have copies of?
Copies of all the plans (electoral…)
Are the floorboard (subfloor) nailed glued and or screwed? Is this everywhere?
Can the half wall with arch in the Family room be a full wall with arch?
Will the driveway be paved before closing?
When will the landscaping be installed after closing?
Width and length of driveway
Is there a sidewalk on both sides of the street?
Is it a problem if we install a fence before the grass goes in?
Tub access panel?
Left over materials: tile, paint, carpet, wood be left in garage?
Hay put over the dirt?
Model # of water heater and HVAC
Landry Room walls and floors insulation
Light in garage (where is the switch)
Mailbox?
HOA paperwork date estimate?
If I put up a fence before the HOA rules and it does fit the rules can I keep it, if not who pays the cost to adjust it?
If we want to stop by weekly/ or every other week to see is there a day of week and time that works best
If we see something that wrong who do we need to talk to about getting it fix?
Can we bring our own inspector to the pre dry all walk through?
Are there any trees on our lot to be left or added?
If water ponds in the yard (grass) will you fix this up to how long after that yard is installed or closing date?
Estimated timeline/milestones
Which room doors have locks?
Where is the dryer vent on the outside
Power outlets in the garage and outside?
Can we close on early Friday Morning?

New closing date estimate?

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