Step-By-Step Construction

At Tall Oaks Constructions, LLC we have laid out a step-by-step plan that will take you, the customer, from the conception phase, to the design phase, to the construction phase to the final inspection phase where you are given the keys to your new home. Read below to get more information on each phase.

Preconstruction Planning

The conception and design phase:

With years of experience and hundreds of homes built, we can help you take your "must have" list and your "been dreaming about" list and creatively blend them into a reality.

We will sit down with you to review the blueprints, all specifications and the placement of the house. All along the way we will keep you informed. When building permits are issued, construction can begin.

Home Site Development


The first step to building a quality home is laying the foundation. Tall Oaks Construction checks plot size, soil conditions, ground integrity, and excavation hole dimensions to ensure that a solid foundation is built for your home.

We uses top quality materials, and up to-date engineering methods to help ensure the stability and integrity of each foundation. Before frame construction begins, the foundation is checked for proper squareness and size.

Home Construction

Lumber Drop and Framing

The frame is the skeleton of your home. Frames can be wooden, cement block or other materials based on specific conditions. The framing stage usually takes one to four weeks, and consists of the following:

  • Floors and Sub floors (if applicable) are framed first.
  • The wall frames go up next.
  • Once the first-floor walls are up, work starts on the second-floor system
    (if applicable), using engineered floor joists.
  • Material for the roof trusses arrive at the homesite just as work is finished on the second floor.
  • Once the roof trusses are in place, the entire roof is installed.
  • House wrap is installed. (used to prevent moisture infiltration and air leakage)
  • Windows are installed, insulated, and caulked in.

Plumbing and Electrical

During this phase, air conditioning, heating, ventilation, plumbing and electrical wiring are installed.

  • HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and plumbing systems are “roughed-in” as exterior trim is completed.
  • The electrical system is “roughed-in”.
  • Phone, cable and other structured wiring are installed.
  • Once the roof is installed, the exterior detail work begins, including trim, windows and doors.
  • Exterior veneers: brick, stone, ect. are completed as activitys continue inside.

Interior – Drywall

Drywall is stocked in the home while insulation, gas meters and permanent power connections are installed. It frequently takes a few days to hang interior drywall.

Next, drywall taping and finishing are scheduled and blown attic insulation is installed. After the interior walls are touched up, the walls and ceiling are textured.

Trim and Finish Details

During this phase the fun really starts. You will begin to recognize the home you designed and imagined.

  • Walls are prime-painted and prepared for final finish, while interior trim, cabinets, counters, counter tops, and sinks are installed.
  • Completion of electrical systems occurs as wire shelving, bath accessories and mirrors are installed.
  • Ceramic tiles are installed.
  • Carpeting and hardwood flooring is installed.
  • Appliances are installed.
  • Door and window screens are installed.
  • Any necessary grading occurs outside (weather permitting) as hardware fixtures, shoe molding and carpeting are installed.
  • Final touches (gutters, mailboxes, garage door openers, etc.) are completed as the entire home is cleaned.

Final 3rd Party Inspection

  • Various final inspections (by bank, city inspectors, etc.), garage cleaning and paint touch-ups take place.
  • Final touches (gutters, mailboxes, garage door openers, etc.) are completed as the entire home is cleaned.

Upon completion of this final phase: One last very thorough quality check is conducted prior to scheduling the homeowner orientation.

Homeowner Orientation


The Homeowner Orientation provides buyers with the opportunity to become acquainted with their new home prior to moving in. During the orientation, We at Tall Oaks Construction provide a thorough demonstration of the completed home (e.g., mechanical components, appliances, etc.) and reviews items covered by the warranty.