Excavation and Foundation

modular home excavation and foundation

 

Understanding the Building Process

This is when it starts to get exciting.  Once the bank loan is closed and all the paper work is completed.  Things can move forward.  By this point it’s best to have the home staked off where it will be positioned on the property.  The excavator will move his equipment to the property and construction begins.

Be sure to view the previous page:  Sites – Permits and Subcontractors

Excavating

Once excavation starts, things will happen pretty fast.  The excavator will first clear out a path for the driveway, if needed and at least get a base rough driveway in to be able to get all the heavy equipment into the job site.  After that, any trees and clearing will take place and once that is completed he will start by digging the hole for the foundation.  We usually doze the top soil over into separate piles so it can be reused at the end and put back on top for easier and better grass growing.

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This whole process may only take just a day or two or a few days depending on the situation.  It’s critical to have this done correctly.  Poorly dug wholes can end up costing a lot more money in stone and concrete.  It’s also critical to be sure the foundation is square and the correct dimensions.  Modular homes are built pretty square at the manufacturing facility.  Unlike a stick built home, modular homes aren’t built to disguise imperfections in the foundation.

In some cases the excess dirt may need to be hauled away or if possible it will be used to grade around the foundation.  These are issues that will be discussed a head of time when meeting with Legendary Homes and going over everything.  At that time it will also be discussed about the staging or storage area of the home before set and if it will be a crane set or a roll set and placements of everything.

Foundation, Footings & Walls

The foundation crew will come in once the hole is dug and ready.  They will be responsible for positioning the foundation measurements according to the plan.  The first step in the foundation is pouring the footers.  If there are any frost footers they will also be poured.  An footer inspection by the building inspector will also be requited in Michigan.

After the footers have set, normally a day or two later, the foundation crew will come in and set the forms for the walls.  After the forms are set and braced they will pour the walls.  Then the next day or two later the forms will be pulled off.  At that time stone will also be brought in for under the basement floor (if a basement) and around the footer tile.

If any underground plumber for a bathroom or kitchen in the basement is to be done, now is the time that will be completed.   A plumbing inspection will also need to be done by the plumbing inspector.  After that we are ready for the basement floor.

The next step is back-fill.  Once the floor is poured and just before the home is to come we back fill the foundation.  If they soil is not suitable for drainage, such as clay.  Sand will need to be hauled in.  The sill plate and sill sealer will also need to be installed at this time.

Now we are ready for the modular home to home in.

 

Next Step: Modular House Set & Weather-tight

 

Legendary Homes Proudly Services the Following Communities

 

Addison MI
Adrian MI
Allen MI
Amboy Center MI
Austin MI
Ann Arbor MI
Bankers MI
Blissfield MI
Britton MI
Brooklyn MI
Camden MI
Canton MI
Cement City MI
Clayton MI
Clinton MI
Coldwater MI
Columbia MI  
Concord MI
Divils Lake MI
Deerfield MI
Dundee MI
East Lansing MI
Eaton Rapids MI
Frontier MI
Grass Lake MI
Hanover MI
Hillsdale MI
Horton MI
Hudson MI
Jackson MI
Jerome MI
Jonesville MI
Lansing MI
Leoni MI
Liberty MI
Litchfield MI
Manitou Beach MI
Michigan  Center MI
Morenci MI
Montgomery MI
Moscow MI
Mosherville MI
Munith MI
Napoleon MI
North  Adams MI
Norvell MI
Onsted MI
Osseo MI
Parma MI
Pleasant Lake MI
Pittsford MI
Quincy MI
Reading MI
Rives Junction MI
Sand Creek MI
Somerset MI
Somerset Center  MI
Spring Arbor MI
Springport MI
Tecumseh MI
Tekonsha MI
Three Rivers MI
Tipton MI
Vandercook Lake MI
Waldron MI
   

 

 

Legendary Homes Proudly Services the Following Counties To Name a Few
Michigan, Ohio and Indiana

 

 

Legendary Homes Proudly Services the Following Zip Codes

 
49234
49233
49203
49282
49261
49249
49281
49246
49254
49230
49204
49257
49201
49220
49263
49202
49283
49253
49241
49262
49265
49250
 49237
49240
49258
49287
49269
49272
49259
48158
49277
49247
49271
49235
49252
49236
49242
48118
49221
49266
49245
49227
49251
49264
48115
49224
49284
49286
49285
49256
49274
49239
49288
49279
49289
48103
49229
48130
48176
49268
48137
48819
49232
49082
 

 

Legendary Homes Inc
10197 S Meridian Rd
Clarklake, Mi 49234
(517)206-2435

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Reviews

Todd was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. We had some questions he didn't have answers for, but he quickly researched and gave us an answer the next business day. I especially enjoy how candid he is with the cost of everything, it gives me confidence that he's not trying to minimize the costs or hide charges for later. Once we find our land, I will be coming back to see Todd.

Apr 10, 2017
Jim Dyson

Very knowledgeable and helpful

Mar 19, 2017
Erin Arno

My husband and I are looking to build a new home, and legendary homes was a local business that we decided to check out. Todd has been fantastic and has answered our many many questions. He made us feel much more confident with modular homes, and had a ton of information for us!

Feb 13, 2017
Alicia Hollstein

Todd is by far one of the best contractors, his knowledge and up front honesty truly stands out. My husband and I enjoyed the blog and all the things we were able to learn. We look forward to building in the future and we will choose Todd for our building needs. Thanks for all your help and time!!!!

Jan 16, 2017
Chantel


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