Summer is not only a period of vacation but also active construction work. Many people decide to build a house on their own, which is often due to the desire to save money. Hiring a builder is not a bad option either because they will help you develop a house that is of the desired quality.
Self-construction often turns into mistakes that lead to a waste of time, money, and nerves. Here are the most common mistakes when building a house on your own and how to avoid them.
The first difficulties arise when buying a land plot. Many people want to save money at this stage and choose cheaper land. But often, problems can be hidden behind the low cost. For example, these are plots, the “red line” of which runs along the neighboring border, plots of irregular shape or without communications, the connection of which will cost more than the land itself. You need to pay attention to this.
It is recommended to consider groundwater level and the depth of soil freezing, the method of laying the foundation depends on this – it should lie deep or not. Therefore, before buying, you need to perform engineering-geological and hydrogeological studies.
The foundation is the main component that determines the reliability and durability of the house. It is at this stage that most mistakes are made. One of them is setting the foundation without considering geology, which can lead to cracks in the structure of the house and mold on the walls. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct geological surveys. You should involve geologists to establish the type of soil and to select the correct solution for the foundation.
Construction Without a Plan
If everything is in order with the documents and the site, it is necessary to prepare a construction plan. The next pool of mistakes is made precisely due to the lack of a project for the future house. Experts advise to save on the project – this is the main document. It helps to determine the list of necessary work, calculate the time and avoid unnecessary waste.
Cheap Building Materials
As for the construction of a house itself, then most often mistakes are made because of people’s desire to save money. This cannot be done, and it is better to use high-quality, proven materials. For example, many people buy expensive bricks but want to save money on cement or insulation. As a result, problems arise, you have to fix them and spend additional funds. Consult experts who will help you find materials that are of the desired quality.