Building A Modular Home in Chesapeake

with Express Modular

With modular construction, your brand-new Chesapeake residence will require significant and specific investigation that needs to be accomplished in the beginning strategy. Your home will definitely conform to all of the building codes but you will still need to prepare for the perimeter line locations, and obtain all usual building permits. Furthermore, you must determine soil type and conditions, water table as well as frost line so that you can create the new design.

The preparation should involve acquiring the property and deciding where to established the house on the site. Being the owner, you will need to also develop a plan for the building of the perimeter foundation wall structure, that must be properly square to be able to support the modules when installed. One essential item of your program would be to have a 30-foot diameter area placed close to the perimeter foundation and totally free of trees and wires that’s completely level so that you can place the construction crane employed to set in place the modules around the footing.

Jeff Pennay Modular Home Consultant

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Planning A New Modular Home

Design for a new modular home will begin by determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the construction location. All of these have to be utilized in the layout from the beginning, as well as included in the engineering step of your plan. You’ll need designs for your attached garages, porches or outdoor patios as they are not a part of the modular home design. is vital for you to list what you want to plan for your residence so that it can be determined that these will be included in your plan.

There is no limit to the square footage to the design with modular homes; currently there are designs as large as 1500 to 3000 square feet constructed in Thirty-two modules, with your typical range from 4,000 to 6,000 sq ft in 10 to 12 components. Each home design Express Modular sells are designed in this way, including our modular log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

After the assembly of the modules is completed and they’re transported to your building location we begin the crucial step of the assembly – the placing of the sections by the assembly team utilizing construction crane equipment. Once they’re installed, the final step of the set up will be the finishing the installation of utilities, painting, installing the flooring, along with the create of your equipment. Cleaning and testing ensures all aspects are in good condition and that the last inspections and occupancy permits can be completed. Normally, all the external perimeter driveway, porches, paths as well as patio decking are set up to finish the work and the house is set for occupancy.


Green Modular Home Construction

Express Modular homes are designed “greener” and are even more energy-efficient than conventional residences in the past. The heat retaining material as well as additional supplies employed in manufacturing are manufactured in the home right from inception. Energy-efficient appliances will be common and, using upgrades,your residence will become more eco-friendly. Both climate-control production setting as well as re-cycled components provide additional options for an enviro-friendly abode. With low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, deciding on green modular homes shouldn’t be too difficult. Approximately fifty green home labeling programs around the country offer interesting and important aspects to building green. Check them out to see if one can help provide you more information.

The insulation as well as other materials employed in production are built in the your home right from the start. Energy efficient home appliances will be standard and, with upgrades,your home will become more green. The climate control manufacturing environment and reclaimed materials provide added options for a sustainable home. By using low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your totally green modular home environment is complete.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

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