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Modular Home Consultant - Kent Stichter

Hello, I am Kent Stichter, your Modular Home Consultant for Berrien Springs, MI. If you have any questions, please call me toll free! — 877-419-9858

Building A Modular Home

Modular Building of your brand-new Berrien Springs, MI abode will demand substantial and specific preparation which needs to be finished in the beginning the project process. Your new home will definitely conform to all of the building code requirements but you will need to arrange for the border line settings, and have all normal building permits. Additionally, you will need to ascertain soil type and conditions, water table as well as frost line to be able to create your new design. Your preparation ought to incorporate acquiring the ownership of the site along with choosing where to established your house within the property. Being the owner, you also need to create a plan for the development of a perimeter foundation wall, that has to be completely square so as to support the modular home when installed. One vital piece of the plan is to have a thirty-foot diameter area placed near the foundation and devoid of trees and wires that's completely level to be able to position the construction crane utilized to set the modules in position on the footing.

Creating Your Modular Home

Design for your new modular home will begin by establishing the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your construction site. All of these have to be integrated within the layout from the beginning, and employed in any engineering phase in the design. When planning a modular home, you will want layouts for any attached garage areas, porches or outside patios since they are included in the modular home design. It is essential that you catalog what you want to plan into the home so it can be determined that these will be included into your plan. There is no limit to the square footage of your plan with modular homes; presently we see layouts as big as 1500 to 3000 sq ft built in Thirty-two components, with your typical range between 4,000 to 6,000 sq ft in ten to twelve components. Each and every floor plan Express Modular makes available are created this way, including our modular log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

The Prefab Home Building Process

The development stage of new modular or prefab homes begins with acquiring the title to the land, free and clear, as well as acquiring all permits and approvals. Then your site infrastructure including wells, septic tank, water along with electricity are put in place, accompanied by the installation of the outside foundation that will support the components. All of these steps need to all be finished ahead of building begins on the manufacturing location, where the modules are made in an indoor setting with a crew of skilled specialists, with no weather condition delays or construction site materials losses compared to conventional construction. The final construction stage is to arrange for the installation of a 30-foot area to be completely level which will be utilized as the hoisting area for the construction crane equipment that will install all of the components around the perimeter foundation.

Installing The Modular Home Structure

When the assembly of the sections is complete and they're brought to your property site we begin the crucial phase of your home’s installation - the placing of the components by the installation crew utilizing construction crane gear. As soon as they are positioned, the last stage of the set up would be the finishing of installing utilities, painting, installation of all the floors, as well as the installation of your home appliances. Cleansing and tests ensures all things are in excellent condition and that the last inspections as well as occupancy permits can be completed. Normally, all the outer perimeter drive way, porches, paths along with patio decking are installed to finish the project and then the house is set for occupancy.

Green Modular Home Construction

Building Green Express Modular properties are constructed "greener" and are even more energy-efficient compared to conventional residences of the past. Approximately fifty green home labeling programs around the country offer interesting and important aspects to building green. Check them out to see if one can help provide you more information.

The insulating material and additional resources employed in production are manufactured into the house from the start. Energy efficient home appliances seem to be common and using upgrades,your residence will become more green. Both climate control manufacturing environment as well as reusable supplies offer further possibilities for an environmentally friendly home. Using low-flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, deciding on green modular homes is a no-brainer.

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What our customers are saying...


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– Sandra & Dave (Little Rock, AR)

Our modular log home was easier than we ever could've thought. We look forward to years of family gatherings in our new log home.

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