How Long Does it Take to Build an El Paso Home from the Ground Up?


Building a home in El Paso requires months of hard work. If you are looking into buying a new home from the time construction begins, you should expect for the process to take anywhere from six to seven months. You may also need to add another month to the timeline to account for the time it takes for projects to be authorized before construction can officially begin. 

So what exactly requires several months’ worth of time to build a single home? As your El Paso home builders, Winton & Associates can break down the biggest steps when it comes to new home construction! 

A Rundown of the El Paso Home Building Process 

1. Laying the Foundation 

The first step in building new homes calls for clearing the site and laying the foundation. The crew will clear the site of the following: 

  • Rocks

  • Debris

  • Vegetation 

The home builder crew will also dig for the septic system. To serve as a temporary foundation, workers will also put up wooden forms before laying the foundation. This helps serve as a template, making it easier to dig holes and trenches. 

2. Framing 

Once the foundation has been applied, the shell will be installed. The shell includes wooden frames to design the following: 

  • Flooring

  • Walls

  • Roofing systems 

The shell will then be covered with sheathing and a protective barrier to guard the infrastructure. This ultimately helps to prevent water from infiltrating the home. The material also allows water vapor to escape if any becomes trapped within the structure. 

3. Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, Insulation 

During this stage of the home building process, the following systems are installed: 

  • Pipes and wiring 

  • Sewer lines and ventilation 

  • Water lines 

  • Bathroom units 

  • Ductwork/HVAC

  • Electrical wiring 

Once the shell is nearly completed, contractors will usually get a head start by running pipes through walls, ceilings, and fixtures. Bathtubs and showers are usually put in place at first as well because the open shells provide more room to maneuver large fixtures. 

4. Complete Drywall and Interior Fixtures

Once all of these systems and insulation are installed, the El Paso home builder team will continue working on the drywall. The drywall material is hung on the interior walls and taped down so the seams between the boards are not visible. From there, the following is applied to the drywall: 

  • Texturing

  • Primer coat

  • Exterior finishes 

Contractors can then move on to installing other fixtures such as stone finishes, brickwork, or woodwork. 

5. Install Exterior Fixtures 

Once the interior trim is done, all the crew members have to complete next are some major exterior finishes, including: 

  • Doors/doorways

  • Baseboards

  • Casings

  • Windowsills

  • Moldings

  • Other decorative trim

This is also the step where flooring, countertops, and exterior gradings such as walkways or driveways are taken care of. Exterior finish grading is done to ensure proper drainage away from the house, and it also preps the yards for landscaping. 

Our El Paso Home Builders are Ready to Build The Home of Your Dreams!

Although this blog went over the general homebuilding process, the best way to get an accurate timeline on new homes is by keeping in touch with your El Paso home builder. At Winton Homes, we will be with you every step of the home-building process of your soon-to-be home. Contact us today by calling (915) 584-8629 to learn more.