Roof Pitch

When building a house, roof pitch is an indication of the steepness of the roof that is designed for your house. The roof pitch is the vertical rise divided by the horizontal span. Your roof is considered pitched (very steep) if its pitch factor is greater than 3.215 in 12, or equivalently if its angle from horizontal is greater than 15 degrees. … [Read more…]

Installing Temporary Electric

Temporary Electric At this stage of construction you should contact the electric subcontractor that you have selected and have them set up the temporary electrical pole to offer electricity for the company that is providing the building services. Commonly that is a 4″x4″ post using a location for the electric company to set up a … [Read more…]

Plumbing Top Out

When building your own home, the plumbing is topped out in accordance with the plumbing provisions of the International Residential Code after the homes frame is complete. The plumbing contractor furnishes all material for this work. As the owner builder, it is your responsibility to check the contractors work for any change orders that you … [Read more…]

Culvert Construction Checklist

When building a house, it is important to go through a thorough process of checks and balances to ensure that you are following the proper procedures. That is part of this websites job, to help you along the way. Which is why we have put together an inventory of checklists to help you do just … [Read more…]