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.
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)
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.
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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* New Construction Homes for Sale - Falconhead West - Bee Cave - Austin TX - Part 2 * was first published on donnahomesblog.com