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New Construction Homes for Sale - Falconhead West - Bee Cave - Austin TX

Falconhead West - Bee Cave - Austin TX - has a lot of new construction homes for sale in all different stages right now.  In a series of posts, I'm going to show you pictures and describe a little of what is going on.

Many people will never have the opportunity to build a brand new house, and many who do, never pay attention to the process it takes to get that house to stand there for many years to come.

Falconhead West in Bee Cave - Austin TX - used to be a Ranch, called Spillman Ranch.
  Much of the land was just acres upon acres of trees. 

Falconhead West Bee Cave Austin TX trees


With that, the first step is to clear out the trees and try to salvage some of the workable trees.  Many communities don't try to save any trees. They just plow down all the trees and start fresh with flat ground and then plant some new trees in the front yards.  Falconhead West does not do that, but they do plow down most, if not all, the Cedar Trees.

Falconhead West Bee Cave Austin TX trees

Falconhead West Bee Cave Austin TX trees


When all the Cedar Trees are torn down and put in the mulching machine, the tree mulch is then reused around the community mainly for the flower beds and muddy lots where they're trying to not sink through the mud.

Once the lot is cleared, the builders come and place boards around the exterior footprint of the house to make sure the placement of where the house will be is good and within building lines.  They will then bring in fill dirt and let the dirt sit on the ground for a while.  I've heard many things about why they do this, but mainly it's to let the dirt settle into the ground for a more sturdy building platform while leveling all the imperfections out.

Falconhead West Bee Cave Austin TX footprint


Check back often as I continue my building series of New Construction Homes for Sale in Falconhead West - Bee Cave - Austin TX.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsDonna Harris • November 10 2009 10:04AM

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Donna:  Great pictures !  One of the reasons a builder once told me... as far as clearing trees away from where the house will sit... is that the roots of the tree will spread outward from the trunk, and eventually spread out just as far as the branches of that tree spread out.  With that in mind, he said the roots could eventually have an effect on the foundation.  I do not know if this is really true, but it sounded like it made sense.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Karen Anne, The root balls don't bother the builders in Austin because there isn't that much clay soil like up in the DFW area.  It's mostly rock and houses sit nicely on rock.

I still don't like trees right up against houses as the branches can scrape the roof and such, but that's how the Austin people like it.  Keep Austin Weird...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 8 years ago

Donna:  Thanks for the info.  I know very little about the soil conditions in Austin.  

And... as far as Keep Austin Weird... that's a good thing !  I remember while I was growing up... and the kids would call me "weird."  I'd come home upset, of course, and my mom would tell me that... it was ok, cuz "weird" was just another name for "special."  And... Austin is just more proof of that.  :)

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

looks good.  i like the realbird property search too.

Posted by John Jones (Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty) over 8 years ago

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