How to Start A Modular Home

with Express Modular

With modular construction, a new Athens home will demand substantial and specific investigation that needs to be completed early in strategy. Your home is going to comply with all of the building codes but you’ll still need to plan for the perimeter line locations, and have virtually all usual building permits. Additionally, you will need to identify soil type and conditions, water table along with frost line so as to create your design.

The preparation should incorporate purchasing property as well as deciding where you should established your house within the site. Being the property owner, you must also develop a plan for building of a perimeter foundation wall, that needs to be perfectly square to be able to support the modules upon arrival. One particular vital piece of your plan is to have a 30-foot diameter space situated near the foundation and free from trees and wires that’s perfectly level so that you can position the building crane employed to set in place modules around the foundation.

Rick Hawkins Modular Home Consultant

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Planning Your Modular Home

Design for a new modular home will start with establishing the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your development site. All of these need to be utilized during the structure from the start, and incorporated into the engineering phase of your plan. You’ll want designs for your attached garage areas, porches or outdoor patios as they are included in the modular home plan. is vital for you to catalog what you need to plan into the home so it can be determined that these can be included into the plan.

There is no limit to the square footage to the plan using modular homes; currently we see variations as large as 1500 to 3000 square feet built in Thirty-two components, with your common range from 4,000 to 6,000 square feet in 10 to 12 components. All of the home designs Express Modular makes available are built in this way, including our log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

When the assembly of the sections is finished and they are delivered to your property location we begin the crucial stage of the installation – the setting of the components by the assembly crew utilizing construction crane equipment. As soon as they’re positioned, the last phase of the installation would be the completing the installation of utilities, painting, installing all the floors, along with the create of your appliances. Cleansing and testing makes sure all aspects are in good working order and that the last home inspections as well as occupancy permits can be secured. Normally, all the external perimeter drive way, porches, walks along with decking are set up to finish the work and the house is set for occupancy.


Building Green

Express Modular residences are made “greener” and are even more energy-efficient compared to traditional households of the past. The heat retaining material and additional elements used in production are designed into the home right from the start. Energy efficient appliances are traditional and, with upgrades,your residence will become more eco-friendly. The climate-control production environment as well as reusable components give further options for a sustainable abode. With low-flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your green modular home environment is complete. There are many national and regional green building labeling programs throughout the country that all provide varied elements of green building techniques. Follow this link to learn more: Green Home Rating Comparison

All the insulating material and additional supplies included in production are built in the house from inception. Energy-efficient home appliances are common and with upgrades,your residence will become more eco-friendly. The climate control manufacturing setting as well as re-cycled supplies provide added opportunities for an enviro-friendly abode. With low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your green modular home environment is complete.

We Manufacture Modular Homes in Athens

What Our Customers are Saying:

Our modular log home was easier than we ever could’ve thought. We look forward to years of family gatherings in our new log home.Mark (Asheville, NC)
Our agent was easy to work with and he helped us with loads of suggestions we never even considered. Express Modular really came through. Thanks!Cameron (Xenia, OH)
We love our new home. Thank you for making our dreams come true!Sandra & Dave (Little Rock, AR)
We’d looked over many designs from many builders and the options and prices on a prefabricated home were unbeatable.Nancy & Jim (Lubbock, TX)