One of the most common questions we get from manufactured home buyers is how to prepare the site for your manufactured home. A lot of site prep will largely depend on where you are putting your manufactured home and the local regulations. Please note that these tips are not a substitute for legal advice or meant to overrule your local ordinances.
Determine Where Your Home Is Going
If you’re planning on putting your home in a manufactured home community, then there likely won’t be much site prep needed. They should ensure the site is level and free of shrubs and other vegetation. But if you are putting your home on a separate lot or on property, then you’ll want to ensure your property area is level. Additionally, remove any shrubs or trees that could impact installation of your home.
Find What Permits You Need and Apply
There are a variety of permits typically required to set up your manufactured home. Some of these include the building permit, occupancy permit, and utility connection permit. It’s important that you connect with your local government and find out the right permits that you need and then apply for them so that you don’t miss out on important deadlines.
It’s also important that you determine whether you need to apply for some permits or if the transport company needs to. Your manufactured home seller should be able to help you understand the ins and outs of all of this.
Build Your Foundation
Your foundation should be built well in advance due to the requirements of concrete to dry and cure. A lot of this depends on the weather, so you’ll want to get a head start on this. The foundation should be given the proper time to set and cure. Be sure to also check with your builder regarding the average time to cure in your area and what the best approach for laying the foundation is in your climate. Your builder should also be able to set up your foundation in accordance with your home’s floorplan.
If you’re interested in learning more about our selection of manufactured homes for sale, contact us. We can answer your questions and help you find the best home for your family. We can also assist with manufactured home financing, explain and who you the ins and outs of our various floorplans, and even suggest ideas for picking the perfect place for you home.