New Construction of a vacation home in Cape Coral 2018 in pictures
For the new home in Cape Coral you start with the survey of the lot and construction of the Seawall
The construction of the Seawall is completed and preparations are made for the new construction, the dirt screen is put up
For the new home the customer chose the layout and floor plan of the model Royal Palm 2
For the Cape Coral new construction the drawings and blueprints for the contract and building permits are being prepared
Now the color selection is coming up. After the contract has been signed and the building permit granted, the foundation is going in and the walls up. You can clearly see the steel reinforcements, which are connected in the solid walls all the way up to the tie beam to be a stable base. What you can not see is the foundation in which the steel reinforcements have their starting point.
For the new building the pool shell is prepared and poured which also carries a lot of steel in it. At the same time there will be a first filling of dirt for the house Pad and the plumbing under the floor slab will be laid.
Now the walls are going up and the tie beam is added
The tie beam is installed by the Cape Coral homebuilder and through the steel reinforcements (rebar) all the way down into the foundation forms a solid shell of the house
We continue with the roof and the stud inside walls - the wooden studs are much stronger than the optional aluminum profiles
The roof is ready, as well as the walls inside
The windows and the entrance door are installed
On the new home in Cape Coral, the roofing felt is now installed
Inside we continue with the installation of the air conditioning and plumbing. The Manabloc system shown here distributes the water in a star system - each water connection (hot and cold) is laid separately and can therefore be easily shut off
In the driveway the Culvert is laid (flood water pipe) and in the back pool pipes are installed - total length up to 1,500 ft!
In the house the electrical system is now installed
After laying the pool pipes, the pool deck area is backfilled and graded as well as is the front of the building. At the same time, the TAEXX anti-pest-system is installed, which is directly connected to very thin tubes running through the inside of the walls. Through the feeder outside the house the service company can refill the spray. Immediately thereafter, the "Bora Care" is done which you see green on the walls. An additional protection that prevents bugs from rising up. By the way, we're doing that in an environmentally friendly way, while other contractors prefer the cheaper alternative of treating the top layer of the property with pesticides.
The installation of the insulation is in full swing
Now the system in the roof overhang for the automated hurricane kevlar screens is installed. Inside, the last cables are pulled for broadband Internet, TV, telephone etc.
The walls of the vacation villa are now closed with drywall
The last screws for the drywall boards are set, then the smearing of the board joints is done
The drywall boards are prepared for the first coat of paint
The new construction home in Cape Coral now gets its exterior stucco
The exterior stucco is finished and the aluminum rails on the roof for the roof tiles are installed
The garage has already been painted and the facia is now installed.
After the exterior paint one sees already a little better, how the future Cape Coral vacation home will look later
The tile installer has already laid the tiles in the living room
The floor tiles in the other rooms as well as the wall tiles in the showers are installed
Meanwhile, the roof tiles are going up. Flat roof tiles were chosen for the modern style.
In the pool area, the waterline tiles are installed. These tiles are for decoration and are located directly at the future waterline of the pool and hot tub
The floor and hanging cabinets were delivered and installed by the home builder
The wall cabinets have reached their final destination in the kitchen of the future Cape Coral vacation rental
Even in the bathrooms the cabinets are already installed and the new villa gets tiles in the shower
The garage doors and the motors are installed as well as the ladder in the roof area. The painter continues inside
The roof is installed
The modern ceiling moldings surrounding the coffered ceilings (with background light) are installed and the showers are tiled and grouted
The exterior of the new house in Cape Coral - the final dirt fill and grading is done
The soffits are now attached and the air conditioning system is installed on the platform under roof
Now that the new building is cooled down and the humid air has been pulled out, the wooden floors can be installed in the bedrooms and closets
Of course all the sliding doors have been installed and adjusted shortly before the air conditioning system came in
Fans and lamps for walls and ceilings will now be installed
Outside a lot happened. The gutters were installed and the driveway was laid with pavers. Next is the walkway to the entrance and the walkway at the house side which leads to the pool so the front bedroom has direct access to the pool
While in the garage the water heater starts working, the pavers are placed on the lanai and the pool deck
The installation of the pavers is almost finished
Now that all heavy site work is done in the back of the property, we have given the starting signal for the new construction of the boat dock. More information is available here
Together with the boat dock there is a "Captains Walk" and seating area plus a Tiki hut installed
The granite is placed on the cabinet surfaces and faucet holes drilled
Now the kitchen of the new Cape Coral home is almost ready
Also in the bathrooms the granite is installed as well as toilet and sinks. Faucets and the glass wall complete the master shower
While in the planting areas the curbing is comleted, outside lights and downspouts are attached to the house wall. At the same time, the pool pebble is being shot into the pool shell and immediately after the water is filled in for the required pressure
The finished boat dock and lift has a remote control for comfortable operation of the motors from the house or boat. The outside kitchen requested by the customer is installed with sink, granite surface and an opening for a refrigerator
Now that the electrician has completed all the remaining work inside, mirrors etc. go in. The sprinkler pipes for the irrigation system at the Cape Coral Villa are placed underground and then the sod is put down. The plants and the remaining landscaping is finished. Last step is the panoramic screen around the pool deck.
Finally pool heater, pool filter, saltwater cell, automatic and the remote-controlled pool system and timer for the sprinkler control of the lawn are installed. This concludes the build and the house is being furnished and decorated and then turned over into the rental progam.
After handing over the rental villa the customer has left the following review and is always happy to serve as a reference for interested parties (as all our customers do!):
"We had always wanted a vacation home in Florida, so the first contact with Markus Hartwich happened via e-mail and during our next holiday stay he showed us some of the existing homes in Cape Coral, but these did not quite live up to our expectations.
Thanks to Markus Hartwich, we had the courage to build our own house and with his help we got introduced to the right local people and with much patience and time they answered all the questions about new construction in Cape Coral Florida. Before, during and after the construction phase, Markus was always available to us and informed us regularly about the progress of the construction site with news and photos and kept us up to date on what is happening right now. From Switzerland it is possible to build a house in the USA with the best of our knowledge and conscience.
We could rely on someone there who did his utmost. Everything ran smoothly and on schedule. Thanks to Markus and his team we were able to move into our house on schedule this year. We thank Markus very much for him being so committed and he always took the time whenever we had questions. The handling was always friendly, uncomplicated, relaxed and yet professional. Thank you to everyone involved in helping us realize our dream of having a vacation home in Florida."
We are your reliable and professional new construction team for a new home in Cape Coral!