We’re so happy to have another great guest blog from our friends at Trulia. This week they cover the differences between building a new home or buying pre-owned. (We’re a big fan of the build new option…) Previously Owned or Brand New, What Type of House Should You Choose? By Katie Bassett, Trulia Are you looking […]
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Lake Austin Build Along: Drywall Install Our Lake Austin build passed its insulation inspection and drywall board has been fastened to the frame of the house. Let’s take a look at the current state of the walls and see what is next for our project. What is Drywall anyway? Drywall, (also known as Sheetrock, Wallboard, […]
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Lake Austin Build Along Foam Insulation Our Lake Austin build passed its city inspection this week and had open cell foam insulation blown in yesterday. Stone masons were busy working on the home all week and a large group of workmen were on site. By the time the Best Insulation crew had their trailer set up on site, the […]
Inspections Our Lake Austin Build Along is ready for the City of Austin to perform inspections. The City will inspect the home to certify it meets all required codes. All plumbing, electrical and other mechanical systems will be covered with drywall soon after the inspections are passed and completed. Pre-inspection Inspection When the city inspects our […]
Life Safety Systems Mechanical installations are nearly finished at our Lake Austin build and life safety systems are the focus of this weeks blog. A life safety system is a part of any building’s infrastructure that monitors the environment for changes in state that indicate the presence of fire or smoke. It then reacts to […]