Modular Home Consultant - Rick Hawkins
Hello, I am Rick Hawkins, your Modular Home Consultant for West Columbia, SC. If you have any questions, please call me toll free! — 877-419-0414
How to Begin on A Modular Home
With modular construction, your new West Columbia, SC dwelling will need significant and thoughtful planning that should be carried out at the beginning of your project strategy. Your dwelling is going to comply with all local building codes but you'll still need to plan for the boundary line locations, and obtain virtually all usual construction permits. On top of that, you must determine soil type and conditions, water table and frost line in an effort to develop the design. The planning should include obtaining the real estate and deciding the best place to set the structure on the site. As the property owner, you must also develop a plan for construction of the perimeter foundation wall structure, which must be perfectly aligned in order to support the modules upon arrival. One particular essential item of your program will be to plan a 30-foot diameter space positioned close to the perimeter foundation that is totally free of trees and wires that is perfectly level in order to place the building crane used to set in place all of the components around the foundation.
The design of a new modular home will start with determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the building location. These must be incorporated in the design from the start, as well as included in the engineering step of the plan. You will want designs for your attached garages, verandas or decks as they are not an element of the modular home plan. is vital for you to list what you need to design for your residence so that it can be established that these can be incorporated in the design. There are no limits to the size of to the design using modular homes; currently there are designs as large as 1500 to 3000 square feet constructed in 32 modules, with the common range from 4 to 6 thousand square feet within 10 to 12 modules. All of the home designs Express Modular sells are built in this way, including our log homes and our many green home options.
Construction of Your Modular Home
The construction phase of a modular home starts with securing the title for the property, with no restrictions, plus obtaining all permits and approvals. Then the site structures such as water wells, septic/sewer, water lines and electric power are put in place, followed by installing the perimeter footing which will support the modules. These items must be completed prior to construction is started at the module production site, where modules are built within an indoor environment by a team of experienced professionals, without weather slow downs or building location material losses in comparison with traditional home construction. The last building step would be to prepare for installation of the thirty-foot zone that is perfectly level which is then used for the staging area for the construction crane used to place the modules on the perimeter footing.
Installation of The New Home
Once the construction of your modules is completed and they are delivered to your home location we start the key step of the assembly - the setting of your modules by the assembly team using construction crane equipment. Once these are placed, the final phase of your installation will be the completing the installation of utilities, painting, installing the flooring, and the create of the appliances. Cleaning top to bottom and testing makes sure everything is in good working order and the final home inspections and occupancy permits will be secured. Usually, the external perimeter driveway, patios, walks and decking are set up to complete the work and the home is ready for moving in.
Express Modular homes are constructed "greener" and are even more energy-efficient compared to traditional homes of the past. All the insulation as well as other supplies used in manufacturing are designed in the home right from inception. Energy-efficient appliances are standard and, using upgrades,your home becomes even more eco-friendly. The climate-control production setting and re-cycled materials provide additional opportunities for a sustainable abode. With low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your totally green modular home environment is completed.
There are nearly 50 regional or national green home labeling programs nationally. While each program approaches green building a little differently, each one can deliver important information on the topic.
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What our customers are saying...
We love our new home. Thank you for making our dreams come true!– 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.– Mark (Asheville, NC)
Our agent was easy to work with and he helped us with loads of suggestions we never even considered. Express Modular really came through. Thanks!– Cameron (Xenia, OH)
We'd looked over many designs from many builders and the options and prices on a prefabricated home were unbeatable.– Nancy & Jim (Lubbock, TX)