Steps to Building a Home

Building a home in Eastern North Carolina can seem like an intimidating process, especially if you don't know where to start. Luckily, working with the right builder will help streamline your experience—and that's why we're here to help!

If you're thinking about building your next house with Weaver Homes, we'd love to give you a little insight as to how it all works. Here's what you can expect every step of the way—and feel free to call us with any questions, too!

How to Build Your Home

Step 1: Find the right agent

Even if you plan on working with a builder, you should also consider adding a real estate agent into the mix. They can act as a neutral third party and help you communicate with the builder to ultimately craft your dream home at the right price. We'd be happy to recommend a few of our favorite agents across Eastern North Carolina!

Step 2: Choose a builder

Once you've found the right agent, take some time to research builders and communities that meet your needs. Weaver Homes has helped buyers for decades, and we have countless active projects in Johnston, Wake, Harnett, Lee, and many other counties in Eastern North Carolina. Our team would love to help you build a home in one of our unique subdivisions, but we also have options for pre-built spec houses and custom properties on your own land.

Step 3: Select your lot and floor plan

After you've chosen your builder and signed all the appropriate paperwork, you'll likely choose your lot and desired floor plan. Our layouts range in size from 1,132 to 2,253 square feet, so it's safe to say we have something for every buyer at any price point. Be sure to browse our available floor plans and design gallery to get an idea of the Weaver Homes aesthetic.

Step 4: Permits and land prep

There's a little more prep work that has to happen on our end before we start building your home. First, we'll secure the proper permits  (like construction, grading, and zoning), which can take anywhere from a couple days to a few weeks. Once everything is approved, our team will start improving the land so we can lay foundation—this involves cutting down trees and removing debris.

Step 5: Foundation and framing

After leveling the homesite, our team installs footings and pours the foundation. This is also when work will start on your septic tank, if you require one. Once the concrete it poured, we let it cure and ensure it passes inspection.

The floors, walls, and roof systems are then framed and covered with a protective sheathing to prevent any damage. This is when you'll start to see the rough layout of your home!

Step 6: Interior prep

Plumbing, electrical, windows, drywall, and insulation are installed concurrently with some exterior features. Towards the end of construction, the team will then add flooring, paint the walls, and continue finishing up the interior of your home.

Step 7: Exterior prep and final touches

Your builder will add siding, doors, and the roof as they work on the interior. Our homes also come with comprehensive landscaping packages, as well as a fully paved driveway.

Step 8: Final walkthrough and closing

Before closing on your home, you'll complete a final walkthrough and inspection with your agent to ensure everything is up to your standards. This is also when we'll go over your warranty and make any required fixes. Afterwards, all you have to do is sign some paperwork and move into your new home!

Build the Home of Your Dreams

If you're thinking about settling down in Eastern North Carolina, contact Weaver Homes to build your perfect place. Whatever your needs might be, you can trust us to help you bring your dreams to life. Be sure to browse our available floor plans and communities, or call us with any questions!