Building A Modular Home in Cedar Rapids

with Express Modular

With modular construction, your brand-new Cedar Rapids residence requires considerable and thoughtful investigation that needs to be carried out in the beginning the project strategy. Your new dwelling will certainly comply with all of the local building code requirements but you will need to plan for the boundary line locations, and have virtually all construction permits. Moreover, you will need to identify soil type and conditions, water table as well as frost line so as to produce the new design.

Your preparation needs to include buying the property and identifying where you can set your house on the property. As the owner, you also need to establish a plan for the construction of a perimeter foundation wall, which has to be correctly aligned in order to support the modules upon arrival. One critical item of your plan is to have a thirty-foot diameter area positioned near the foundation and totally free of trees and wires that is perfectly level to be able to place the construction crane utilized to set in place the actual components constantly in place around the footing.

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Designing Your Modular Home

The design of your new modular home starts with ascertaining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your development location. These need to be integrated in the structure from the beginning, as well as built into any engineering phase in the design. You will need layouts for your attached garage areas, verandas or outside patios as they’re not a part of the modular home design. is significant that you list what you need to plan into the home so it can be determined that these will be incorporated into your design.

There is no limit to the size of to the design using modular homes; at present we see variations as big as 1500 to 3000 square feet built in Thirty two modules, with your typical range between 4 to 6 thousand square feet within ten to twelve sections. Each and every floor plan Express Modular offers are created in this way, including our modular log homes and our many green home options.

Installing A New Prefabricated Dwelling

When the assembly of your sections is complete and they are delivered to your property location we begin the crucial step of your assembly – the placing of the components by the assembly crew utilizing construction crane equipment. When they’re placed, the final step of your set up is the finishing the installation of utilities, painting, installing the floor coverings, and the installation of your equipment. Cleansing top to bottom and tests makes sure all things are in proper working order and the remaining home inspections and occupancy permits can be secured. Generally, the external perimeter drive way, porches, walks along with decking are installed to finish the project and the home is set for moving in.


Going Green in Home Building

Express Modular residences are constructed “greener” and are even more energy efficient as compared to traditional residences in the past. There are nearly 50 green home labeling programs all around the U.S. Though each program approaches eco-friendly construction individually, they all offer important ideas.

The insulating material as well as other materials employed in manufacturing are manufactured in the home right from the start. Energy-efficient home appliances seem to be common and with upgrades,your residence will become even more green. The climate control manufacturing setting and reclaimed supplies offer further possibilities for an enviro-friendly home. By using low-flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, choosing green modular homes is easy.

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