Building a New Home

Phases of
Electrical Installation

Embarking on the journey of home-building marks a significant milestone. From the foundation to the drywall and the paint, every aspect deserves meticulous attention and top-notch craftsmanship.

The construction of a new home spans weeks to months and encompasses various phases, including excavation, framing, plumbing, electrical and more. Let’s delve into the intricacies of electrical installation during the construction of a new home.

Contractors will employ heavy machinery to excavate and pour the concrete foundation for your project. During this phase, a temporary power source is essential, prompting your builder to potentially erect a light pole or use a generator. Electrical conduit will be installed before the foundation is poured, specifically for electrical wiring needs.

At this stage, your new home receives installation of HVAC, roof and plumbing pipes, alongside circuit wiring for electrical connections. Your electrical contractor may have also installed temporary features like canned lights or exhaust fans on some studs. Additionally, security system and entertainment wiring are likely being installed to ensure they are concealed under the sheetrock.

Once sheetrock has been installed, it is difficult to make changes to your wiring system. Now is the time for temporary lighting and light switches to be installed. They’ll most likely be damaged by sheetrock mud and paint and replaced before you even realize it!

Your new house is starting to look like your home! Lights and ceiling fans are being installed and your thermostat has been connected. There have been lots of other changes like flooring, cabinets and landscaping.

You’ve made it! You’ve moved in! At this point, all of the electrical work on your new home is complete. You may find that a switch has been miswired, and your warranty should cover this repair (should it be needed). You may also decide to add an electrical outlet high on a wall, should you want to mount a tv. These are completely normal changes, and your electrical contractor will be happy to help you.

It’s time for your and your family to enjoy your new home!