Setting Home & Making Weather Tight

setting modular home and making water tight

Understanding the Building Process

Be sure to read the previous page about Excavation and Foundation

Things can roll along very quickly at this point for the modular home delivery, the set and making it weather tight.  Generally with a well coordinated job site, the modular home delivery, the setting of the home and the weatherization of the home is around 80 to 90% complete within just a few days.  Legendary Homes strives to set the home within 2 days of delivery and then making it weather tight the day it is set or the day after set, depending on the size and style of the home.

Site Delivery of Your Modular Home

Typically a modular home will arrive in 2 or more sections.  The modular boxes can be in sections of 14′ to 16′ wide and can come in lengths of up to around 76′ long.  The building site needs to be managed in a way to allow the crane to set near the foundation and to be able to access the modular boxes and assemble them onto the foundation. The home may be “roll set” if the site allows.

In cases where there is limited room on the job site, a staging area may be needed to store the units offsite until the set day.  If this is the case then a toter truck may be required to move the home to the modular home site.  This is a standard process and is common with city and lake lots.

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Assembling Your Modular Home on the Foundation

On the day of set the “set crew” will show up and start preparing the home for set.  The crane (if needed) will come at the appropriate time to begin setting the home on the foundation.  It is very important to have the site prepared ahead of time so to not have the crane waiting.  This is important to reducing the overall time for the crane.  The crane will charge from portal to portal, meaning from when they leave their business until the time they get back.  This is why it is so important to be prepared for the day of set.  We also will roll set the home if the site allows.  This can reduce the risk of increased costs.

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



Legendary Homes Inc
10197 S Meridian Rd
Clarklake, Mi 49234

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Very happy with our new home! Todd helped us every step of the way. He answered any and all questions right away, great communication. Very pleased

Aug 04, 2017
William Wilson

Todd was a pleasure to meet with...We've been looking for quite some time to purchase a home, but this seller market has been tough, so we decided to look into modular homes. Todd was able to get us into a consultation quickly, answered all the questions we had for beginners, broke down the pricing and potential unanticipated costs, and presented us with a great deal of material to go home with and review. Eventhough we were able to get an offer accepted on a home within a couple days of meeting with Todd, we will definitely be considering a modular home with Legendary Homes for our future purchase. Thanks Todd!

Aug 04, 2017
Nikki Schaefer

I cannot say enough good things about Todd Rutledge & Legendary Homes. I was frustrated with the running around, people trying to take advantage of my lack of knowledge and the time that I had to spend researching what I needed to do in order to make my move a reality. Then I found Todd. He gave me the information & tools that I needed, he understood & worked with my budget & he showed great professionalism. He was timely & considerate. But most of all, he showed great integrity. I know that I can trust him to look out for my families best interest. He went above and beyond. Thank you Todd!!

Jul 21, 2017
Sherry Phillips

I appreciated Todd taking the time to speak with me at the model house about the various options and things to consider when building a home. He was clear, direct, and easy to work with. Legendary Homes works with Redman Homes, which offers solid construction and just a few decisions to make in terms of finishes. For those who get analysis paralysis, this is a blessing! Definitely worth a look if a solid, simple home is the goal.

Jul 08, 2017
Sean DeGennaro

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

My husband and I would highly recommend Legendary Homes! From our first meeting with Todd, until we moved in, we had a positive experience. He did everything he said he would and completed the job in an extremely timely manner. Todd listened to us and made sure we were happy with our new home

Jan 16, 2017
Kathryn J

After contacting several builders in our area, we found that Legendary Homes was by far the most upfront and honest about the costs associated with building a modular home. I started reading Todd's blog and quickly realized he was the best fit for us. We were trying to decide between a couple of pieces of property so Todd volunteered to meet us at each site to give his input. He was very patient with us and quickly answered all of our questions about the process. I would highly recommend Legendary Homes to anyone who is considering building a home.

Jan 03, 2017

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