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Modular Home Utilities: Difference of Drilling a Well and Connecting to a Public Water Supply


Many modular home owners, in their quest for water, face a choice between drilling a water well on their property or connecting to the local municipal or rural water district. Drilling a well near a modular home is different from connecting to a public water source in many ways.

Modular Home and Water Well DrillingThe advantages and disadvantages to each approach include the following:

Cost of Drilling a Water Well for a Modular Home

Drilling a water well may involve a high initial cost, but the subsequent ongoing expenses, the cost of electricity for pumping the water and maintenance of the system, can be lower. Connecting to a water district also may involve a high initial cost, but it is often less than drilling a well. Subsequent monthly costs for water service can mount quickly if large amounts of water are used. Another important consideration is that a water meter generally improves the resale value of your property.

Risk of Drilling a Water Well for a Modular Home

Drilling a well within the modular home property can be risky. There are no guarantees that you will hit adequate water of good quality, even in areas where other wells have been successful. Connecting to a water district essentially removes the risk involved in obtaining a dependable, high-quality water supply.

Maintenance of Drilling a Water Well for a Modular Home

When you have your own well, maintenance and its attendant costs are your responsibility. This can be troublesome, inconvenient, and expensive if pump, electrical, or piping problems arise. Being connected to a water district transfers most of the responsibility for maintenance to the district. Additionally, you most likely will still have water service even during electrical power outages at your house.

Availability of Water for a Modular Home

In some water districts, water meters are limited, and long waiting lists force applicants to wait years for a hookup. In such cases, a water well may be an attractive alternative if adequate ground water is available within reasonable drilling depths. In other places, no adequate ground water exists and connecting to a public water utility may be the only alternative, unless you are willing to have water hauled to your property and placed in a storage tank.

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Cost of Drilling a Water Well in a Modular Home


How much does drilling a water well in a modular home cost? What are the factors that could influence the increase of its cost?

Modular Home and Drilling a Water WellThe cost of drilling water well within a modular home property vary from site to site. Sometimes it is impossible to get an accurate estimate due to unforeseen circumstances of the modular home construction. For example, a contractor may bid a well at $4400 for a 100 feet well. But because he had to drill deeper than anticipated and go through rock, drilling a water well can cost as much as $9000. With this, it is suggested to discuss with the subcontractor about the cost overruns before commencing everything.

In some areas, drilling a 100-foot deep water well near a modular home will cost about $1,200, with the exemption of the well pump.

Preparation to Well Drilling

There is a lot of preparation in drilling a well near a modular home. Once again, you start with a starter hole that is made by a post hole digger. In addition, you’ll need to dig a small pool of water, as the well hole has to remain filled with water. This water acts both to cool the drill and motor, as well as to pump the mud back up to the surface for disposal. Without removing the mud, you’ll just end up with a drill stuck down in the ground, without a hole.

Modular Home Preparation: Options to an Inexpensive Well Drilling

Although most well drilling rigs are intended for use by professionals, it is possible to use them yourself to drill your own well. Some rental companies do provide well-drilling rigs for rent, but they are rather rare. However, there is one option for drilling your own well, which is affordable and possible to do yourself.

On the website www.howtodrillawell.com, you can buy a kit for drilling your own well. This kit uses air power to drive an air motor which is down the hole in the well, directly behind the drill bit. While a totally different concept than other well drilling methods, it is quite effective.

In case you still have question about modular homes, you may contact Legendary Homes Inc in Jackson, Michigan. A representative will be happy to assist you. Meanwhile you can check our modular home price sheets by signing up to our blog

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Drilling a Well for a Modular Home in Allen, Michigan


A modular home in Allen, Michigan can acquire lots of convenience after installing water well within the property. The homeowner will have a continuous water supply that could be use for daily needs, and cleaning of garage and other areas. The well can be a source to water the plants in your garden.

Modular Home and the Water WellWater well situated near your modular home brings a lot of benefits. Aside from providing a good source of water, it can also lessen the utility cost. However, planning to drill one requires excellent planning.

In drilling a well in Allen, Michigan, a modular home owner needs to consider the location, depth, cost and hiring a subcontractor.

Location of the Modular Home Well

If the well is not connected to the city’s water source, the location of the well is usually determined by the driller. The driller or a professional (geologist) knows where the location of the water is. This usually impacts the planning of the modular home’s floor plan.

In the case where a homeowner wanted to have a well, he must look first for a subcontractor. A known modular home contractor in Michigan who offers digging a well along with the construction of the modular home is Legendary Homes Inc.

Depth of the Well for a Modular Home

The men drilling the well had to drill down almost 580 feet through solid granite for this particular well. They hit some water at around 250 feet but the water pressure wasn’t sufficient so they kept drilling.

They wound up drilling to approximately 500 ft. to get 20 gpm. They said that they’ve drilled down as much as a couple thousand feet to get a good well and as little as 100 feet, or so. Not only that, the depth needed to hit water could vary 50 feet over from where this well is drilled. Go figure.

Cost of the Well for a Modular Home

The cost of drilling a well for your modular home depends on a number of factors. The depth to hit the water source, the kind of soil and the labor cost can influence the overall cost of having a well. In some areas, digging a well can be inexpensive when the water source comes from the city.

In case you still have question about modular homes, you may contact Legendary Homes Inc in Jackson, Michigan. A representative will be happy to assist you. Meanwhile you can check our modular home price sheets by signing up to our blog

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Care and Maintenance of the Septic System of a Modular Home


Maintenance of a septic system installed in a modular home is similar with the stick built home’s septic system. Nowadays, taking care of your septic system is not that difficult because there are lots of modern equipments available. Septic System of a Modular HomeSimple as their design may be, septic systems require the homeowner to monitor them before problems arise. Usually, simple solutions are too late when the problem in the septic system occurs or become obvious. But if you follow the basic guidelines in maintaining the septic system of a modular home you can attain a worry free seepage disposal.

Pump Out Your Septic Tank Regularly

Regular pumping of the septic tank leads to a smooth sailing septic system. Not pumping the tank on regular basis can lead to an overflowing system. The overflow will then go to the modular home, where toilets vomit what’s supposed to be in the septic system. This circumstance will lead to the waste flooding in the drain field, leaving your yard to be flooded by waste materials. These wastes can also run to the nearest bodies of waters like creeks, rivers; or sip underground, which could pollute the normal environment of these areas and thereby harm people’s health.

Do Not Flush Any Degradable Materials and Strong Chemicals in the Toilet

Never make the toilet of your modular home your trash can. Never throw degradable materials like tissue papers, diapers, sanitary napkins, and cotton swabs because they could clog the septic system. Additionally, do not flush strong chemicals in the toilet. Harmful chemicals can disrupt the integrity of the septic system and harm the underground soil.

Direct Drainage Away from the Septic System of a Modular Home

When you direct the drainage away from the septic system of your modular, liquid waste can be absorb and neutralize. An efficient plan of the drainage often provide a good diversion for the water. Landscaping, excellent foundation drainage plans and roof gutters are among the best solutions that divert the excess water from the septic drainfield.

Protect the Septic System of a Modular Home from Damage

Avoid placing your car above the septic system. The weight could damage the above area of the system and when this happens it could lead to the destruction of the flow of the septic system.

Keep a Record

It is always wise to keep a record when maintaining the septic system of your modular home. Record the date of when you have pump- out the septic tank so you will know when would be the next schedule. Modular home owners should keep a record of the septic system design, installed equipments, and other service records. Record keeping helps in the maintenance of the septic system by giving the owner and the maintenance worker information on the previous problem and what was done to resolve the problem.

In case you still have question about modular homes, you may contact Legendary Homes Inc in Jackson, Michigan. A representative will be happy to assist you. Meanwhile you can check our modular home price sheets by signing up to our blog

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Rules and Regulation for Septic System installation In a Modular Home


Everything that is installed or placed in a modular home follows a certain rule. The rules and regulation in having a septic system also pursue rules and regulations. These rules and regulations enhances the quality of the system and ensures that each subcontractors perform their work properly.Modular Home for Senior Citizens

Size of the Septic Tank

Again, regulations vary, but in many areas a minimum tank size of 1,000 gallons is required in most residential applications. This requirement can change or increase if the modular home is large or contains more than three or four bedrooms.

Location of the Septic Tank to the Modular Home

As a general rule, the septic tank should be placed a minimum of 5 to 10 feet from the foundation of the structure. In reference to some state regulations, a distance of 15 feet between foundation and septic tank is required if the home has a basement while the Uniform Plumbing Code recommends a standard distance of 10 feet.

Distance of the Septic Tank to the Modular Home

Environmental Protection Agency regulations require the septic tank be located a minimum of 50 feet away from any water-supply well. In many areas, this same minimum distance is required for streams, ponds, lakes or springs. Most septic tanks are buried 12 to 24 inches below the surface. General guidelines are tanks must be buried at least 6 inches below the surface.

Design of the Septic System for a Modular Home

Counties are being encouraged in most states to create standard rules and regulations for the design of septic systems of a modular home.  This often allows for the licensing of designers who specialize in septic design and hold state or county licenses.  In some places on the other hand only professional engineers are allowed to submit designs.

In case you still have question about modular homes, you may contact Legendary Homes Inc in Jackson, Michigan. A representative will be happy to assist you. Meanwhile you can check our modular home price sheets by signing up to our blog

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