Constructing your own home or renovating it requires a ton of hard work, blood, and sweat that goes into it. Before you begin a construction project for your home, you should ensure that you cover all of your bases to ensure that you do not incur any hiccups during the construction project. This is important because even a small hiccup could cause you to lose time and cost you thousands of dollars in overspent budget. While there are a million things that could go wrong during your home construction project, given below are the five most prevalent ones:
You could forget to attain permits
Construction permits are a necessity in every construction project and to avoid delays you should get your relevant permits approved before beginning construction. Failure to attain permits before beginning construction could lead to your local authorities issuing a stop-work order on your property and also levy heavy fines. It is important that you openly discuss permits with your contractor before beginning the construction job as either if you could assume it the other party’s responsibility to attain permits. It is also important to note that homeowner’s insurance does not cover homes that do not have a construction permit.
Your structure could have design faults
While advancements in technology have made it possible to limit the probability of design faults occurring in structures, a small percentage of constructions still experience minor design faults now and then. One common issue includes rising or uneven foundations, which then call for a foundation repair. Common signs of uneven foundations include cracks in the floor, unlevelled floors, and doors not opening or closing through due to unevenness on the floor.
Your material sourcing could be delayed
The time spent to acquire raw material and fixtures that go into your home’s construction could seemingly add up and cause unexpected delays if not done well in time. Raw material sourcing may include cement, gravel, sand, concrete, and marble, whereas other fixtures may include sinks, countertops, floors, cabinets, and other pieces of hardware. Certain items may take months at a time to be delivered to your doorstep and hence you must plan your material sourcing schedule well in advance.
You could overrun your budget
Building a home could be an emotionally overwhelming process if you are supervising the construction of your own home. You may have great plans for all aspects of your home, but if your budget doesn’t seem to accommodate those plans, you could be facing an issue. Hence, to overcome this issue it is essential that once you finalize a home design, you bring a builder on board and ask them to give you an estimated cost of construction keeping in mind all your design requirements.
You may decide on too many design changes
The great part about building your own home is that you can customize different aspects of your home as you go about the construction process. You could be inspired every day to make a small change in the proposed design but these changes could overrun your budget and time frame. Hence, to cater to this issue you would either need to control and limit your design inspirations, or you would have to maintain some wiggle room in your budget and time constraints.