Make Sure The Site Of Your New Home Is Prepped Right

Building your house can be a very exciting thing. However, it's also a very long thing. There is a lot that you need to do in order to get your new house built. You might think that once you have the plans and have picked the site, you are all ready to go. However, there is a lot more to do before anything even gets built. You have to do site preparation. 

Site Preparation

Site preparation covers a whole lot of things. 

Surveying

Having the site surveyed will let you know exactly where your property lines are, as well as any rights of way. It can also help you decide where you should put your house and driveway, and your well and septic tank if you need them. You should hire a professional surveyor to do the job. They will be able to take a look at old surveys to see if everything matches up correctly. Having everything surveyed will help you if there are any questions about where your property begins and ends. 

Grading

Once you have decided where your house is going to be, you also need to make sure that you have a good area to build. That means that you need to have the land graded correctly. The place you want your house to be needs to be mostly flat. However, you may want to have a very slight grade leading away from your house. The reason to do this would be to keep water from getting into your foundation or your basement.

Excavating

When you get to the excavating step, you know that you are at the last step of your site prep work. The same company who does your grade work can also do the digging. The digging is so that your foundation can be poured. The hole they dig will be bigger than you think your foundation is going to be. That is because there needs to be room for all the concrete to be poured and the supports to go in. You will see that once all that is done, your foundation or basement is the exact size you thought it would be. 

Getting your new house built to your particular specifications is a great thing. Once all the site prep has been finished, getting your house built should be easy, and you can get in and start living in the home of your dreams. To find out more, contact a company like Haas Construction.


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