Standard Specifications

You deserve to understand exactly what is included when your home is built!  

The standard inclusions of a home is truly the cornerstone of comparison when choosing a builder. We are proud of the way we build our homes and are committed to achieve a quality that meets or exceeds your expectations. Below you will find a specification sheet for every home we build, and inclusive in standard pricing.

Pre-Construction & Permitting

  • Customized Estimating.
  • Personalized in-house Selection Coordinator and product showroom.
  • Home staked on lot and surveyed by Licensed Surveyor.
  • Apply and obtain all necessary building permits up to $800.

Excavation & Grading

  • Strip topsoil on lot, dig basement, install sewer and water laterals, (up to 35 feet).
  • Garages are backfilled with stone to prevent settling.
  • Rough grade stone driveway and sidewalk to front door.
  • Silt fence and erosion control, (up to 300 feet).
  • Trucking, (up to 20 loads of fill in/out if required).
  • Topsoil from lot re-spread for customer. Rough grade subsoil to pitch away from home.

Foundation

  • FOOTINGS: 8″ high by 16″ wide minimum (3000 psi).
  • WALLS: 8″ wide by 4′-0′ minimum high, anchor bolts or approved foundation straps every 6′ maximum. (Full basements at 8-0″ wall height per plan. ) Basement walls have an interior brick pattern for aesthetic appeal. Steel rebar per plan. All garage walls will be 6″ wide by 4′-0″ high minimum.
  • WATER-PROOFING: Water-proofing membrane applied on exterior of foundation walls, (exterior basement walls in contact with sub-soil only-not garage walls common with full basement walls.) Insulation applied over all water-proofed walls and inside garage wall common with home. Application is from the top of the foundation down to the footings.
    • This includes a 30-YEAR DRY BASEMENT WALL MANUFACTURER WARRANTY.
  • DRAIN TILE: Exterior and interior Forma-Drain tile system running continuously around interior and exterior of all living areas to a sealed sump pit with crossovers per code.
  • SUMP PUMP: Electric sump pump, connected to the drain tile, and discharged to outside or to the storm sewer where applicable.
  • WINDOW: Single, cast-in-place 30″x16″ sliding vinyl window . Bottom of window is 8″ below top of wall.

Flatwork

  • BASEMENT FLOOR: The basement slab is 3″ of poured concrete, (3000 psi), with a hard-trowel finish. There is a minimum 4″ stone base with 6 mil. vapor barrier. (Control joints as needed.)
  • GARAGE FLOOR: The garage floor is a 4″ poured concrete slab, (3000 psi), over 4″ minimum compacted gravel base, (tooled control joints are required, 2 min).

Framing Material

  • BEAMS: LVL beams over 3-1/2″ steel teleposts.
  • WALLS: Superior Built 3 Layer Exterior Wall System with 16″OC studs (site built), 7/16″OSB plywood for strength and safety, 1″ insulated sheathing for continuous thermal break, and Tyvek home wrap to sustain R-value and prevent water infiltration. Compare this to our competitors ….Did you know that many homes are built so you can kick or cut through the outside walls?! And 30% of the outside walls can have no insulation?!
  • FLOORS: Engineered I-joist floor system (spans and spacing per plan) with treated sill plates secured on top of foundation over sill sealer. Subfloor is 3/4″ tongue and groove sheathing glued and screwed.
  • TRUSSES: Engineered per manufacturer’s specifications, 24″ on center with pitch per plan. Overhangs around home, including gable ends.
  • RAFTERS: Conventional rafters which are sized and spaced per plan.
  • CEILING HEIGHTS: 8′ – 0″ ceilings are standard.

Exterior of Home

  • SIDING: 0.042″ thick, maintenance-free vinyl, 4″ double lapped siding, available in 15 colors. UV Protected. Aluminum fascia & soffit. Aluminum skirting to cover exposed foundation Styrofoam around home.
  • TRIM: Pre-primed garage door trim, and front porch details per plan.
  • GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS: Seamless 5″ .032 gauge, 2″ x 3″ downspouts with turned extension to min. 36″ length.

Insulation

  • BASEMENT: R-7.5 or better foam sheathing, applied to foundation warm walls, per plan.
  • EXTERIOR WALLS: R-13 fiberglass batt insulation with 4 mil poly vapor barrier, and 1″ insulated sheathing on exterior. R-19 rating of all exterior walls.
  • FLAT CEI