Modular Home Building Process

Are you interested in building a modular home? This is an exciting venture that does take time and planning. We want to provide a breakdown of the typical modular home building process. Or course, this process will vary depending on your unique situation and circumstances, but this can give you an idea of what all is involved.

1) Land/Lot Development

  • Purchase
  • Clear title (if not already owned)
  • Conduct site accessibility study prior to purchase (if not already owned)
  • Perk/probe test or public sewer if available (conduct prior to purchase if not already owned)
  • Land survey (if not already owned)

2) Design, Paperwork & Development

  • Select modular model
  • Develop and finalize prints, plans, options, finishes and specs
  • Sign contracts
  • Sign-off on plans and specs
  • Secure financing
  • Set target occupancy date
  • Issue deposit
  • Establish construction activities/schedule
  • Obtain and post permits including building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, road and more
  • Application for gas/electrical service
  • Site survey

3) Foundation & Site Work

  • Site preparation including dumpster delivery
  • Layout and excavation
  • Pour footings & footing inspection
  • Install under-slab utilities
  • Construction and inspection of foundation walls
  • Basement window installation
  • Pouring of basement floor
  • Backfilling

4) Site Preparation

  • Completion of foundations and footings
  • Obstacles for crane and transporters removed
  • Scheduling of set crew, crane operator and utility crew

5) Modular Home Setting

  • Module delivery and unwrapping
  • Checking inventory
  • Module set
  • Fasten and check module
  • Prepare mating surfaces, wires, pipes ducts and stairs
  • Posts/support columns set
  • Lift roof, dormers and other roof elements
  • Make the home weather tight

6) Exterior Finishing

  • Siding and masonry
  • Painting
  • Shutters & chimney
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Porch, deck or patio

7) Interior Finishing

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Trim and painting
  • Cleaning up

8) Closing

  • Final clean-up
  • Walk through
  • Final building inspection
  • Occupancy permit
  • Move in!

Contact Us for Modular Homes

Are you ready to get started designing your new modular home? We can help from start to finish! Call Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or contact us.

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