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  • New Video: Waterproofing A Basement
  • 5/08/2020
  • Our next video is up!  In this video, John, explains the systems we use to waterproof a basement and how we backfill and grade a lot after the foundation work is complete.  Enjoy!
  • Windfall Creek Update
  • 4/30/2020
  • Quick update on our Windfall Creek Estate home build.  Framing has been under way for a while and it is really taking shape!  See more about this estate home here: Windfall Creek Estate[windfall-creek-estate-home/]
  • New Video: How To Pour A Basement
  • 4/23/2020
  • We have a new video this week highlighting the Durham build project.  In this quick video, John gives you a look at how we poured the basement of the Durham project and just how much work our tradesmen do to get it done right. 
  • Orange County Estate Update
  • 4/16/2020
  • This week we are updating the progress photos for the Orange County Estate Home.  We were able to make quite a bit of progress over the last few months before Covid-19 ramped up.
  • Covid-19 Update
  • 4/13/2020
  • A COVID-19 UPDATE
  • City of Durham Update!
  • 4/09/2020
  • Welcome back!  We hope everyone is still safe and healthy at home (if possible) during the covid-19 concerns.  Today we are updating the City of Durham project page with new progress photos!  This job has been odd since the start of the year with all of the rain and mud in January, to a ransomware attack on the City of Durham in February delaying inspections and permitting and then Covid-19 taking hold in the US just as we were getting framing under way.  It has been a wild ride.
  • Covid-19 Message
  • 3/26/2020
  • On behalf of all of us at MorningStar Homes, we hope everyone is healthy and safe to the best of their abilities in these uncertain times.  Our operations continue with some of us working from home and the rest working outside on job sites where we are able to follow the social distancing protocols of the CDC and state of North Carolina.  We plan to continue providing work for our tradesmen (who work in small groups) and business to our local partners for as long as it is safe to do so in an effort to supply our clients with their new homes while also supporting our community financially.  As each day changes, we will alter our operations as we receive new guidance.  Stay safe friends! 
  • Homesite Spotlight on Harnett County Estate
  • 3/19/2020
  • We are nearing completion of our custom Estate home build in Harnett County and thought we would share! It is often difficult to visualize what your new home will look like, even when framing is complete, but at this stage when the finising touches are getting started, it really gets exciting. 
  • Spotlight: CoConstruct and MorningStar
  • 3/12/2020
  • Our current clients already know about CoConstruct and it's benefits to the build process, but our prospective clients might not, so we wanted to do a quick spotlight on project tracking with CoConstruct. One of the biggest challenges in the construction of a new home is effective communication between the builder and the client. We began researching different ways to make our communication more effective in early 2011. The end result was the implementation of a new program called CoConstruct. This cloud-based program is designed to keep track of client selections and to provide space for a client to change orders and ask questions that can be easily accessed by both the client and builder. We communicate every day through this program answering questions, sending updates and sharing pictures and important documents with our clients. This allows us to have timely communications with our clients who are currently living in other states and gives them updates without the need for as many trips to the area during the build. We are grateful for this program and we hope you enjoy it too!
  • Building in the Rain
  • 3/05/2020
  • Delays in home building are frustrating, but delays due to weather are even more annoying. This winter season in North Carolina has been extremely wet, which has meant lots and lots of mud giving us issues.  Usually during winter we are dealing with really cold temperatures and frozen ground.  I'm not sure yet which is worse, extreme cold or extreme amounts of mud. 
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