Riverside Commons Heritage Package Construction Specifications


Grade: Site is graded to drain per the approved engineering plans and to a rough finish grade (except wooded or wetland areas which are left natural).  Final finish grading for sod and landscaping are the Purchaser’s responsibility and are to be done after closing.

Existing Trees: Only trees required to be removed to enable construction of the home, utility services, drive and walk will be removed by Builder.


Trench footings: Concrete to a depth of 42” below finish grade.

Walls: 7’10” poured concrete ~ bituminous damproofing outside, perimeter drains connected to sump pump. Sump is discharged to exterior. Locations vary by plan.

*The foundation constructed by Builder is not “a habitable space” as defined by the 2000 Michigan Residential Code.


Walls: Spruce, pine or fir studs and plates. 7/16” oriented strand board or equivalent on exterior walls. First floor walls 8’, 2’ x 6’ exterior walls.


Trusses: Engineered roof trusses with 7/16” oriented strand board roof sheathing.

ROOFING                                                                                                                                                             SELECTION ITEM

Shingles: TAMKO Heritage or equal 30 year dimensional asphalt-self sealing.

Ventilation: Soffit vents and ridge vents.

MASONRY                                                                                                                                                           SELECTION ITEM

Stone: Selection of Seller’s standard cultured stone.


Framing lumber: Fir, yellow pine, hemlock, spruce or better.

Sub-floor: ¾” OSB (oriented strand board). Glued, nailed and screwed.

SIDING AND TRIM                                                                                                                                           SELECTION ITEM

Vinyl siding: Premium embossed maintenance free vinyl siding. Fascia, soffits and trim boards rough sawn wood or wood grain embossed oriented strand board at Builder’s discretion.


Walls: Fiberglass with vapor barrier which, according to the manufacturer will yield an insulation value of R-19 (in all living areas).

House Wrap: yvek brand or similar house wrap on exterior walls of living areas.

Ceilings R-38: 9” fiberglass with vapor barrier which, (may be combination of batt and blown in at Builder’s discretion) according to the manufacturer will yield an insulation value of R-38 (in all living areas).


Furnace: Electronic ignition furnace (90% or greater efficiency rating).


Switches &

Duplex Outlets:  White duplex plugs and semi-silent switches with pre-finished white plates.

Fans: Vented fan in each bath or half bath.

Service: 100 Amp panel with circuit breakers.

Exterior:  Two GFI duplex outlets with weatherproof covers, one front and one rear.

Fixtures:  Builder to supply interior and exterior code required lighting fixtures, doorbell, transformer and chime.

Telephone: 2 provided, 1 each in Kitchen and Master Bedroom*.

Cable TV:  2 provided, 1 each in Family Room and Master Bedroom*.

*These outlets are home run to basement: Purchaser must connect to phone/cable company service.

PLUMBING                                                                                                                                                         SELECTION ITEM

Water: 1” water service and meter. Water supply lines are PEX or equal. Drains, waste lines and vents to be plastic. Faucets, exposed fittings and valves to be chrome finish.

Bathroom Sinks: Oval self-rimming steel with Delta #522 or equal faucet.

Toilets: 2-piece with deluxe plastic seat.

Shower: Delta #1724 or equal anti-scald valve and shower spray.

Main Bath Tub: 30” x 60” steel with Delta #1748 or equal anti-scald valve/ diverter and shower spray.

Kitchen Sink: Single or double compartment stainless steel with Delta pull out spray faucet.

Laundry Tub: Single compartment on stand.

Laundry: Hot and cold water connections for washer. Recessed grey water box. Gas line with shut-off valve installed at dryer space. Dryer vent installed to nearest outside wall.

Hose Bibbs: Two provided.

Hot Water Tank: One 50 gallon gas power vent. High Efficiency.


Living area

Walls & Ceilings: ½” gypsum board with finished tape and cement joints in all living area screwed and glued to stud wall framing.

Garage: 5/8” Type X gypsum board on firewalls in garage common to living areas and ceiling common to living areas.

PAINTING                                                                                                                                                            SELECTION ITEM

Purchaser may select from any “standard” color offered by Builder. Ceiling, trim, and wall colors will be the same.

Exterior: One coat solid color stain on wood surfaces.

Prime and enamel finish coat on doors/garage door.

Interior: Walls and ceiling prime coat and flat finish coat.

Doors and trim – prime coat and semi-gloss finish coat.


Windows: Vinyl windows and doorwalls in living areas with Low-E insulating glass. Screens on all doorwalls and operating windows of living areas.

Front Door: Fiberglass insulating. Size and quantity per elevation. Style per Builder’s Standard Selection.

Garage to

House Door: 6-Panel, metal insulated.

Garage Door: 16’ x 7’ steel sectional embossed panel.


Doors: 2 panel arch top.

Shelving: Vinyl coated wire shelving in pantry and closets.

Casing: 2 ¼” O.G. paint grade.

Base: 3” O.G. paint grade.

STAIRS AND RAILS                                                                                                                                         SELECTION ITEM

Cap on Half wall:   Stained. Main Rail stained with painted ballasters.


CABINETRY AND COUNTERTOPS                                                                                                             SELECTION ITEM

Cabinets: Maple with 30” uppers in Kitchen with crown molding.

Countertops: Granite from Builders standard selection with standard edge in Kitchen and Powder Room. Laminate in Main and Master Bath’s with square edge and 4” backsplash. All exposed corners to be rounded.

HARDWARE                                                                                                                                                       SELECTION ITEM

Exterior Front: Builder grade handle set with deadbolt.

Garage to house door ~ key in knob.

Interior: Swing door passage set – all swing doors except baths.

Swing door privacy lock – powder room, master bath and bath #2.

Bi-fold knob – as supplied by door mfg.

Hinges – 3 Oil rubbed Bronze per door (all swing doors).


Mirrors: In all baths, dressing and powder room approximate width of countertop, 36” high. If more than one wall in sink area, one mirror at sink wall only.

Shower door: Shower enclosure in chrome with clear glass in master bath as shown on plans.

APPLIANCES                                                                                                                                                      SELECTION ITEM


Range:                      GE#JBP23DR

Dishwasher:             GE#GSD2300R

Disposal:                   1/3 Horsepower

Microwave:              GE#JVM1540D

CERAMIC TILE                                                                                                                                                 SELECTION ITEM

Bathroom #2: Selection of Builder’s standard 12”x12” matte tile on floors (in areas shown on plans), with marble threshold. 6”x6” tile on tub walls to ceiling.

Master Bathroom:  Selection of Builder’s standard 12”x12” matte tile on floors (in areas shown on plans) with marble threshold. Shower walls 6”x 6” tiled to ceiling.

FLOORING                                                                                                                                                          SELECTION ITEM

Foyer, front Hallway, Kitchen, Nook and Powder Room: Selection of Bruce Oak Hardwood or equal, ¾” tongue & groove, laid perpendicular to (Varies per plan)      joists.

Mud Room Hall                                                                                                                                      SELECTION ITEM

& Laundry: Selection of easy care vinyl flooring

Remaining                                                                                                                                                SELECTION ITEM

Interior: Selection of Builders standard carpet with 6lb pad


Drive: Textured finish concrete over sand base. Approximately 16’ width from garage to street.

Walks: Textured finish concrete 36” wide, “L” shaped from drive to porch – steps as required by grade.

Basement, Garage and Porch: Smooth finish concrete.