Yesterday we walked through the tasks that the excavator needs to accomplish and today let’s do the same for The Electrician. All modular homes come completely wired with the individual wires all in the basement. Your electrician will spend the vast majority of his time working on your house in the basement.
Yesterday we reviewed those things the excavator needs to complete at your new home. Today let’s take a look at the plumber’s tasks:
Now that the delivery is completed and of course all of the specialized trucks’ carriers are taken back to the plant; what happens next?
There it is, your home is siting on its permanent foundation and of course you are 100% emotionally prepared to move in. But……………., not so fast. There is a bunch of finish work that needs to be done.
Over the next couple days we will discuss the various aspects of what needs to happen so that your home is 100% finished. For starters let’s look at what the excavator needs to do now that virtually all the big and heavy trucks are gone:
Finally, your big day has arrived, and it is now time for have the Set Crew and The Crane work their magic as they hoist your new home on its permanent foundation whereupon it will be your new home. Today’s photograph shows our “Go-To” Crane guy Cole, a talented crane operator. We hire only experienced set crews and crane operators. We want your new home to be a source of happiness for years to come!
The foundation is all done, the backfilling is all set and good to go, you have taken care of a million small details, and now all we have to do is wait for the delivery.
Oh look……….., there are the trucks bringing you new home to you directly from the factory. As most of you know it has been a tad chilly lately here in Vermont! While we have been dealing with record breaking cold, snow, howling wind, and assorted other weather craziness; your new home was build indoors away from all that.
As of yesterday, everything is ready and finished, all that seems to be left is to wait for the house to be delivered. Well………………, not so quick! There might be two small, but critical things left to do. Then, we will be done. Take a close look at today’s photograph and you will see:
So far, we have both the footings and walls are poured, water-proofed, perimeter drains are installed, and most likely insulated. Insulating the foundation can happen later in the process if you choose to insulate the walls on the inside. This is the method we highly recommend and will gladly discuss with you in detail.
There are now only two remaining tasks:
Once the foundation walls have been built and the forms are removed you still have two more things to do before the excavator backfills against the foundation:
Yesterday we talked about digging the cellar hole with the excavator, that included our recommendation to not “over-dig” more than three feet. It is necessary to over-dig some so that men can work building the foundation.
The other day we saw The Excavator arrive and suggested several things to think about before actually starting. Let’s pretend that all of your planning, orientation, and site layout is done. It is probably a very good idea to have a map of your property that clearly shows where all of the various pieces are going. With the map the excavator will use it as his guide and build everything accordingly.