Preparing Your Land for a Manufactured Home

You have several options on choosing a location for your new manufactured home. It could be in a manufactured home park, an existing piece of land, or purchasing a new property. If you choose to develop your own land for your manufactured home property, there are a few things you should know.

One of the most important details you need is that the property must have good drainage. Having good drainage will prevent water buildup beneath the home, and can prevent the foundation from shifting. You may need to have a soil test done to know the drainage capability of the ground, and is an essential factor for installing a septic tank.

Choosing an elevated spot can be one of your best bets because water would drain away from your house quickly. But regardless of where you choose to build your manufactured home, the Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards must be followed.

The land where you choose to build your manufactured home needs to be accessible. Transport vehicles must be able to come and go from the property so your home can be delivered to the land for installation. ‘

Stability is also a considerable factor when installing a manufactured home on your property, and the type of foundation makes a difference. The four most common mobile home foundation systems used are slabs, piers, crawlspaces, and basements. Each has its unique benefits that appeal both to home builders and home buyers alike.

To learn more about building an affordable housing option in the Grand Rapids market, visit us at 6132 Division Ave to see some of the displayed modular homes from Preferred Homes, West Michigan’s manufactured and modular home specialists.

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