At Cachet, we remain committed to keeping you educated and informed at every step of your homebuying journey. We are always looking for innovative ways to provide our homeowners with the information and confidence needed for a seamless new home experience. In this series, we’ll guide you through the various phases that you’ll encounter during your new home journey with us, from purchasing to closing and everything in between.
In this installment of the Homebuyer Journey series, we’ll explain the process behind the completion of your community, and the timing of various seasonal items that may be addressed after you’ve moved into your home.
Completion of Your Community
When you move into your new home and community, you may notice that some items — including the completion of sidewalks, roads and driveways — are yet to be completed. This is due to the nature of the construction process, as many of your future neighbours’ homes may still be in various stages of development. As a result, you may see construction crews keeping busy as they strive to close adjacent homes in a timely manner to lessen any inconvenience. Once the majority of homes in your area of the community have closed, work will turn toward the completion of your community.
Timing of Seasonal Items
Below are approximate timelines so you know what to expect for any seasonal items that have yet to be completed on or around your property.
Your initial driveway will be gravel that must settle for approximately six months. A two-coat process is used to complete driveways; the base coat will be installed first, followed by your top coat. The paving season for both base and top driveway coats extends between the spring and the late fall seasons.
Curbs & Sidewalks
Installation of curbs and sidewalks occurs between May and November, depending on the weather. You will be notified prior to commencement so that you’re prepared to move your vehicles during this time.
Sod & Plantings
Sod (or grass) is laid seasonally betweenÂ May and October; these installations may be suspended during the summer months due to extreme temperatures. You will be notified prior to us laying your sod, so that you’re prepared to water the grass. You will also be notified of tree plantings prior to the arrival of the landscaping company.
Read More from This Series:
Introduction to the Homebuying Journey
Your Pre-Purchase Stage
Finalizing Your Home Purchase
The Interior Selections Process
Commencement of Construction
Preparing for Closing
Your PDI Appointment