Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: New Construction Homes for Sale - Falconhead West - Bee Cave - Austin TX - Part 2

New Construction Homes for Sale - Falconhead West - Bee Cave - Austin TX - Part 2

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 TX used to be a Ranch, called Spillman Ranch.
  Much of the land was just acres upon acres of trees.  Here is my first post in this series about New Construction Homes for Sale in Falconhead West - Bee Cave - Austin TX.

Once the fill dirt has had a chance to settle, they go in and start adding where the plumbing and sewer lines will go. It's best to do a soft set first before the slab is poured so you know everything is lined up correctly.  It's hard to move plumbing around after the fact.

new construction home plumbing

Then, they break the footprint up into large square sections.  They wrap each section in what looked like big black trash bags. Around each section are trenches, better to hold the concrete with, my dear... (sorry, bad imitation)

new construction home building foundation

new construction home building foundation

No, the slab is not poured yet... more patience...

Across the sections and within the trenches is where the cables are put. This is called a post tension cable slab.  The cables are actually within those blue tubes running the length and width of the slab and pulled really tight as the slab is poured and dried.  This creates a more sturdy structure.

new construction home post tension cable slab

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 5 commentsDonna Harris • November 12 2009 10:04AM


Hey, Donna. What a great series. I love the fact that they are adding the tension cable. Nice, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Donna --- very nice post -- I looked for all the things that Katerina taught us --- looks like they are all there --- great job.


Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) almost 11 years ago

Good job Donna. I do allot of new home phase inspections and you definitely want to get it right throughout the entire process.

Posted by Carl Winters almost 11 years ago


Very good description of the process!  My brother and I have a small home building firm and even though my main life is sales.... construction is dear to my heart.

Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) almost 11 years ago

Jim, Post Tension Cable has been used since the 70's and can't imagine a house being built without it today.

Liz, Thanks!

C & C, No going back at these earlier stages.

Trey, I'm glad I didn't say anything wrong!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 11 years ago