Morton Construction -  What can we do for you?
Building  &  Renewing  Your  Dreams 
Establishing a budget, putting together a construction schedule, understanding the permit process and working through many design decisions, are just a few of the key aspects of our dedication to you. 
As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
 
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Building 101
Seven Phase - Building Process

Phase 1
(Design and Permits Phase)
1 CHOOSING A PLAN: Choosing the right house plan can be an exciting experience if you know what to look for and prioritize your needs. As you begin your search, be sure to look for features that fit your lifestyle, lot and budget. You'll want to carefully check the design and size of each room, especially the kitchen, master suite and great room — since these are the most lived in areas of a home. The trend is towards a more casual, open floor plan, which allows you to easily customize your dream home.
INSPECTIONS: Inspections are a very important part of the home construction process, for it ensures that every element of the building is done correctly. Before and after the foundation is poured and after the framing is completed, your town or city will send an inspector out to view the progress. He or she will check all aspects of your home, including the framing and the mechanical components of the home, making sure they are up to code and installed properly.Further inspection are completed as the home progresses.
Phase 2
Foundation
2 FOUNDATION: The foundation is a critical element of the building process, and it must be done correctly to prevent problems further down the road. Your lot needs to be cleared and adjusted (i.e. fill dirt brought in, leveling, etc.) to prepare the space for your new home. Next, form boards will be put up which serve as a mold for the foundation. After plumbing lines are put in place, the foundation is poured and you'll be able to see your home's footprint.
Phase 3
F raming
3 FRAMING: After the foundation has been poured and has set up, the form boards are removed and framing of the house begins. Much as our skeleton serves as the structure for our bodies, the frame of a house is the underlying structure of the home. As the framing progresses, you will see the layout of your home unfold, and you'll be able to identify different rooms, doorways, and windows. If your home seems smaller than you imagined at this point, don't panic. It is simply an illusion! At this point we will also install exterior sheathing, shingles, the roofing system, windows and doors, brick and/or siding. Since windows and doors are one of the most visible features of your home from both the inside and out, you'll want to carefully select the perfect doors and windows for your new home.
Phase 4
 Mechanical
MECHANICAL INSTALLATION: This stage is very critical and occurs before the installation of the sheet rock. It is at this point that all mechanical components and wiring is installed. It is incredibly important that everything be installed correctly, since it will soon be covered by sheetrock and will be much less accessible. At this point, you may want to consider having a home entertainment system installed. During this stage, plumbing and mechanical components will be roughed in. Venting, ductwork, and the HVAC system will be installed.
INSULATION: Insulation is a critical factor in determining your home's energy and cost efficiency. When installed adequately and properly in your home's floors, walls, and ceilings, this relatively inexpensive product can save you large amounts of money throughout the life of your home, simply by preventing heat from escaping your home. Best of all, this product is maintenance free!
SHEETROCK: Once your home is framed and wrapped, and all the mechanicals have been installed, the sheetrock is put in place to form the walls. We then will be able to assist you in deciding what type of texture and paint to use on your walls to achieve your desired effect.
Phase 5
Interior Set Outs 
INTERIOR Set Outs: Once all of the major structural components have been installed, it is time to move to the more decorative details of the home. This includes cabinets and countertops, interior doors, flooring, fireplaces, moldings, staircase balusters and railings, and base and door trim. The phase basically includes choosing and installing every element that transforms your house from a structure into a home!
Phase 6
 Finishing
FINISHING STAGES: As you approach the final stages of the home building process, you are probably experiencing excitement, anticipation, and maybe even a little anxiety. All of these emotions are understandable, because by now, you are seeing all of the hard work that has gone into the process take shape, and the final product, your dream home, is finally within reach! It is at this point that your home develops its personality through your choices of lighting fixtures, bathroom accessories and fixtures, window treatments, floor coverings and more. It is only a short time from now that you can unload the moving truck and settle into your new home!
Phase 7
 Final
FINALSTAGE: It is only a short time from now that you can unload the moving truck and settle into your new home!
But before you do - we will do a final walk through together making sure everything is in perfect working order. I will go over general maintaince guidlines as well as warranty information. Then after all paperwork and final payments are made, the keys to your brand new dream home are turned over to you.


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Helpful Tips 
If You Are  Planning a Project  Consider This First
If you decide to design your new future home or remodel project from scratch, choose your builder first then work closely with a builder/general contractor and his professional design team to be sure the new home is the latest in innovation, and fits your needs and desires. Builders can make sure your new home plans can be built within the budget that you have established. Over the years we have seen many people who consulted an architect first. Many architects design very few custom homes and the end result is not what the customer expected nor wanted. Most spend tens of thousands of dollars on design plans and many frustrating months only to find that the new home is hundreds of thousands of dollars over their budget or the design is really not that great. Your dream home will truly be your dream home if you choose the builder first, making him the horse and the designer the cart.
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 Let us help you find the perfect plan
 Residential or Commercial    
 
We work closely with a very good design team and have many
home and office plans available online for you to look at.
Give us a call today, we would love to help!
 
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