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How long does it take to build a home?
Generally speaking, the home building process in Southwest Florida is about 4-6 months. There are many factors that can affect the time frame for building a home. From the size of your home to the size of your building crew, to the potential issues that may arise throughout the process, it can be hard to estimate an exact time frame. However, below are the phases that you can typically anticipate as you progress through the process. Most phases are about a week, but some may be 2-3 weeks, while others may be only a few days.
This is the last tip in What’s New in New Construction: 12 Tips for Building a Home in Southwest Florida Today, a free eBook.
Preparation: Layout/Stake-out
Engineers carefully plan the community layout and site each home for maximum aesthetics. The home-site is cleared and staked out.
Week 1: Excavation
The site is excavated by large machines, grading the land to promote proper drainage.
Phase 1: Footing
The “footer” is a concrete base below the frost-line, upon which the foundation sits.
Phase 2: Foundation
Load-bearing walls of masonry or concrete create one of two types of Florida foundations: crawl space or slab. The foundation then ... more

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