Meet Future Homeowner, Chanel F.
“You can live in houses, one after another, but you just need one special place with family and friends to call it a home.”
– Chanel F.
Homeowner selects homesite from available Habitat lots. Homeowners are paired with their sponsor.
During the groundbreaking, the foundation is completed and the block work is laid.
Volunteers install moisture barrier and insulation in crawl space.
For the floor system, the floor joists are installed, more foam insulation is filled in between joists and band boards, and OSB board is laid for the flooring. Black paper is laid on the two porches to help maintain longevity of the home.
Wall Prep: Volunteers build wall components (king jack studs, California corners, headers, etc.) and lay out 2 x 4 location on the top and bottom plates of each wall.
Wall Building: Wall components are nailed together on top and bottom plates with 2 x 4s. This is completed for both interior and exterior walls.
Wall Raising: Volunteers raise, level, and secure the walls. Exterior walls go up first, followed by interior.
Trusses: OSB boards are laid on first and last trusses to attach siding.
Plumbing, electric, insulation, and dry wall are installed.
Volunteers install windows and doors.
Pre-insulation is installed on exterior walls, doors, windows, ceiling, and floors. Baffles are put in to circulate airflow.
Volunteers paint the walls and ceiling. Corners and edges are cut out first, then roll the ceilings, and then the walls.
Cabinets and counter tops installed.
Later, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and washer & dryer are installed.
Trim around windows and doors are completed. Interior doors are also installed. Vinyl and carpet are laid.
Exterior concrete parking pad and sidewalks are poured.
Yard is prepared for grass seed sewing.
Homeowner and community members come together to bless and dedicate the home, complete with a ribbon cutting.