Building for Longevity

We use building science practices and have standardized quality control checklists to make aspects of your home last longer with less maintenance.

With our clients in mind, we design the building performance and water proofing details of our homes greater than the manufacturer recommendations using our own assessment of risk.

If cars were built like houses

Control Line

A reference line created using surveying equipment lasers and chalk lines to establish the exterior and interior elevations. 

Establishing precision for the entire build based on the architectural plans.

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Control Layers


We want to separate the inside from the outside so that w can control the interior environment (so that it’s comfortable and healthy), and we want to do this in a way that doesn’t damage the materials we build with.

Water Resistive Barrier

Bulk Water Management is the most important part of residential construction

Drainage Plane Inspection

Zip System Sheathing, sealed and taped seams, liquid applied flashing on rough openings and bottom plate as bug screen

Our thoughts on house wrap in this YouTube Video

Continuous Insulation

Insulation is only effective if it is continuous

ZIP R Sheathing and foam board in garage, insulated fireplace flues

Open and closed cell spray foam and batt insulation


Open Rainscreen

Not a question of if water gets behind siding or cladding, it is when

Rainscreens allow water to dry behind siding and vapor to escape from the bottom and top of the wall

This makes your siding, paint, or stain last longer and prevents rotting, bowing, etc.

Effects after one year – Photo Link

Temperature & Humidity

HVAC consultants advise us on system based on discussion with clients on their desire and lifestyle.

Seeking better air quality for your family and more comfort.

During construction we dehumidify and run temporary AC to prevent the finished product from shrinking, expanding, cracking and shifting upon move in.



Infrared Inspections

We utilize a FLIR infrared camera to inspect our homes at various stages during construction. These readings tell us many important things about the energy efficiency and water tightness of our homes before our clients move in. 

Structural Integrity

We work with a variety of inspectors and engineers to ensure our homes are built per the engineer’s specifications. 

A slump test is a means of assessing the consistency of fresh concrete. It is used, indirectly, as a means of checking that the correct amount of water has been added to the mix. An incorrect mix, could affect the strength and quality of a foundation.