Tilson Homes
Feb 27, 2024

Tilson Live! Ask the Builder - February 27, 2024

Construction Practices, Live Seminars

This week on Tilson Live, our co-hosts, Eric Alarid and Dawn Dantzler, were joined by Justin Ordeneaux, SVP of Construction at Tilson Homes. Justin talked about the different parts of the foundation of a Tilson home and our viewers also had the opportunity to ask all their questions, from site evaluation to placement of rough-ins, Justin answered it all.  

Seminar Notes:

  • 00:00 Intro Video
  • 00:49 Welcomes and Introductions
  • 03:17 Topic Introduction
  • 05:56 How would you approach a duplex build?
  • 08:40 Does Tilson help you find land to build on?
  • 09:08 Can property and the home be financed together?
  • 11:29 Establishing Proper Drainage
  • 13:15 Foundation Engineering/Design
  • 14:43 Preparing Your Foundation
  • 16:15 Hardpoints
  • 18:54 Plumbing Rough
  • 19:48 Foundation Makeup and Inspection
  • 22:08 Slab Pour and Finishing
  • 24:02 Cable Tensioning
  • 27:30 Can SHECO pull power more than 200 feet?
  • 30:09 Do you warranty your foundations?
  • 30:34 Do we have to level out our building pad? 
  • 31:56 Does my home come standard with outside spigots?
  • 32:37 Will my stained concrete floors crack?
  • 35:27 Should we wait to put our road in after site evaluation?
  • 37:11 Are there more homes with interactive exteriors?
  • 38:56 Will there be a model of the Brazoria anytime soon
  • 39:24 Will the slab be watered to aid curing?
  • 43:13 Can you overwater your slab?
  • 44:18 Do I have to have attic access and scuttles?
  • 49:33 What are your thoughts on tankless water heaters?
  • 50:13 Pros and Cons of site build vs manufactured roof trusses?
  • 53:25 If I add footage downstairs does it add upstairs?
  • 54:21 Does Tilson use electric or gas furnaces?
  • 56:23 Can Tilson install light fixtures we bought?
  • 59:55 Do you build concrete safe rooms?
  • 01:01:40 Is it normal to have gaps between the slab and garage flooring?
  • 01:04:26 How long does it take to geo tech?
  • 01:06:43 Is having black shingles a good or bad thing?
  • 01:08:38 After the buyer completes their part when does construction start?
  • 01:11:25 Does Tilson offer any solar?
  • 01:11:52 Who is responsible for building permits? 
  • 01:13:10 Wrap Up and Goodbyes

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