We know you’re excited for your new home, and we are excited, too! But are you really ready? What can you do to be prepared for your new home? What happens with your home site after you order your home?
Do you want to know what happens when your home site is prepared for your Clayton Built® home? Learn more with our site prep checklist!
Picture this: You’ve placed your home order with your home center, your order has been confirmed with the home building facility, your home is being constructed and you’re anxiously awaiting the day you can move in. While you wait for your home to go through the home building process, there are a few things that will need to be taken care of on your end in preparation for your new home to be delivered.
Each home site is unique, so land improvement options and site prep tasks will vary for every new homeowner. During your home buying process, you will work with your home consultant to choose any necessary land improvement options and learn what needs to be done to your home site in order to prepare it for your new home. Site prep and land improvement options will be completed by qualified local contractors your home center can help you find. Check out these different land improvement options you should think about before your home arrives!
A properly prepared home site is vital to the quality and durability of your home. Although site preparation can vary, typical site preparation for your Clayton Built® home includes the following:
No matter where your dream home will be located, there are several different land improvement options you may need to think about for your new home:
Your home site will need to be properly prepared for your new home's septic or sewer system. If your home site has access to a public sewer system, and connection to that system is permitted by the municipality in which your home is sited, you may connect your home’s plumbing to the public sewer system instead. Some local governments may not allow a septic system if a public sewer system is available. Talk to your home consultant if you think your home site has access to a public sewer system.
The type of land you choose for your home site can also affect some of the necessary site prep tasks. Parts of your site prep can vary depending on whether you live in a mountainous, swampy, plain, desert or farmland area. The type of terrain you live on can affect things like:
A professional contractor will need to make sure your site is properly crowned, meaning it is built up and properly compacted to ensure drainage goes away from your home. It is important to make sure your land is crowned to prevent flooding or water from building up inside or underneath your home.
To make sure your on-site construction is completed as smoothly as possible, you may need to work with your home center to hire contractors to handle the following tasks:
Your local home center and contractors will make sure you know about everything you need to prepare your site for your new, beautiful home.
So how is your home built? Take a look at our prefabricated home building process to see the development of our Clayton Built® homes from raw materials to a finished house.