Alvarez Construction

East Baton Rouge Construction Process

Stages of Construction

Stage One: Preconstruction and Permit Application

You’ve made the big decision. 

  • Building Agreement is signed and now, just a few more choices will start you on the path to homeownership.
  • You will make all exterior and interior color and material selections.
  • Our construction team will request all required building permits.
  • The lot is cleared of sod and any trees.

This should take 21 days.

Stage Two: Foundation

Plotting, plumbing and pouring.

  • Foundation formwork is laid out as per plot map and construction plans.
  • Foundation will be inspected by our land surveyor in order to confirm measurements and placement.
  • Rough plumbing is installed and inspected.
  • The form is trenched, and all the structural components are installed.
  • Foundation is inspected by the city inspectors and by our quality control team.
  • Foundation, floor, garage, and porches are poured.

This should take 11 days.

Stage Three: Framing

Your house and your dreams begin to take shape.

  • Lumber is delivered.
  • Our carpenters frame all walls, ceiling joists, and rafters and build all window and door openings.
  • Roof decking is installed, and it is covered.
  • Window and exterior doors are installed.
  • Exterior trim and siding is installed.
  • Fireplace is installed.

This should take 9 days.

Stage Four: Interior and Exterior Rough

The interior starts to take shape.  There are many inspections to make sure everything is done just right.

  • Heating and air conditioning rough-in is completed.
  • Plumbing top out is completed.
  • Electrical rough-in is completed.
  • Cable, phone and alarm wiring are installed.
  • Asphalt shingles are installed.
  • Framing, mechanical, plumbing and electrical is inspected by the city inspectors and by our quality control team.

This should take 6 days.

Stage Five: Interior and Exterior Finish - Pt. 1

Finishing from top to bottom and everything in between.

  • Insulation and poly seal are installed.
  • Drywall is installed and inspected by our quality control team.
  • The walls and ceiling are textured after the drywall is taped and sanded.
  • Cabinets are installed.
  • Interior doors, crown molding, baseboards and closet shelving are installed.

This should take 12 days.

Stage Six: Interior and Exterior Finish - Pt. 2

Finally…we see interior colors!

  • Painters paint the first exterior and interior coat.
  • Tile flooring is installed.
  • Kitchen counter tops and backsplash is installed and polished.
  • Bath counters are installed and prepared for plumbing fixture install.
  • The exterior brick and stucco is installed and finished.
  • Pour driveway, walkways, sidewalks and patio.

This should take 9 days.

Stage Seven: Interior and Exterior Finish - Pt. 3

Send the fixtures!

  • Install A/C return, supply fixtures and thermostat.  Install condenser unit.
  • Plumbing, light fixtures and appliances are installed.
  • Wood flooring and carpet is installed, and all door, bath and cabinet hardware is now completed.
  • Our quality control team inspects drywall to prepare for second coat.
  • Exterior grading is finished, and color is applied to stucco.
  • Final inspection is performed by the city inspectors and by our quality control team.

This should take 8 days.

Stage Eight: Detail Finish

Let’s turn on the lights!

  • Exterior and interior second coat of paint is applied.
  • The interior of your home is cleaned.
  • Landscape and sod are installed.
  • Power, gas and water are turned on, and all systems are checked by our quality control team and subcontractors.
  • Our quality control team performs a detail inspection and prepares a list of punch list items.
  • You attend a homeowner orientation and walk-thru with our quality control team.
  • Punch list items are addressed by our delivery crews.
  • Detailed clean-up is performed.

This should take 8 days. Then closing takes place!