Building an ADU: Demolition, Foundation, Walls, Door, Electrical and Plumbing, Finished Wall - Your Los Angeles ADU Home Builders and General Contractors Building an ADU: Demolition, Foundation, Walls, Door, Electrical and Plumbing, Finished Wall - Your Los Angeles ADU Home Builders and General Contractors

Building an ADU: Demolition, Foundation, Walls, Door, Electrical and Plumbing, Finished Wall

Building an ADU can be a great way to increase rental income and property values for homeowners and investors. Since it is a relatively new and sometimes confusing type of construction for many people, we thought it would be helpful to outline the process of building an ADU in this blog post.

Section 1: Demolition

Typically, we start by tearing down or removing anything that’s in the ADU plan. This includes removing any walls that may be in the ADU plan, removing the door to the ADU, removing any lights or fixtures that may be in the ADU plan, removing plumbing, removing any flooring that may be in the ADU plan, removing any cabinets or counters installed in the ADU, and any other demolition that may be in the ADU plan.

Section 2: Foundation

We typically start by digging the area for the foundation, adding geotextile fabric, a layer of gravel, a layer of compacted fill, a layer of concrete, and a layer of rebar.

Section 3: Walls

We often start by adding a sheet of drywall on the exterior with a metal wall panel on the interior with a mud and tape finish.

Section 4: Door

We often start by installing a single-side entry door according to the permit requirements.

Section 5: Electrical and Plumbing

We often start by running two 10/2 cables from the main service panel to the ADU before installing an electrical subpanel next to the entrance. We then install stubs for the water heater, dishwasher, and garbage disposal before framing the space.

Section 6: Finished Wall

We often start by installing a 1-inch gypsum board on the exterior of the ADU with a 1/2 inch decorative molding on the top. We then apply plaster on the walls to create a texture.

Location

Los Angeles, CA, USA
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