Modular Home Place Modular Home Place The Resource Guide to Buying, Designing, Building and Owning Modular Homes
Modular Home Place Logo
Bookmark and Share

Modular Home Articles

Modular Home History

Modular Home Sweat Equity Package Benefits

 

Until the late nineteenth century, most structures were built on site. As the population of United States began to grow so did the need for affordable housing. Industrialized factory built homes became popular because they could be constructed 40% faster than stick built homes. Practicality and price also became a factor; the ability to mass-produce housing materials lessened the manufacturing costs, passing the savings onto the modern consumer. Factory built homes presented precut and fitted materials shipped by railroads and trucks.

The production line technique incorporated skilled workers to construct all of the components of the single-family home with precision and speed. From 1908 until 1940, Sears, Roebuck and Company took advantage of this new housing market and sold more than 100,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes catalogs. The Sears Modern Homes catalogs advertised three lines of homes, meant to satisfy all of their customers’ financial means: Honor Bilt, Standard Built, and Simplex Sectional. The majority of these factory built homes are still lived in today.

Nearly all house construction today uses some kind of mass-produced, factory built components, such as: drywall, pre-hung windows and doors, roof trusses, floor joists, baseboard trim, and kitchen and bath cabinets. Factory assembly lines provide consistency in product quality as specialists in all fields of construction fabricate the building's components.

Today factory homes are called modular homes; they are built by hand as well as by machine. The use of modern technology and factory production systems have enhanced the factory built home construction process, but the main components have stayed the same: experienced carpenters, electricians, roofers, and plumbers all contributing their part for the greater whole.

Advantages of Sweat Equity and Modular Home Packages

You can find savings on your new modular home to be around 10% to 30% by choosing a sweat equity package. Sweat equity packages are offered Some of the attractive features of a sweat equity package are as follows:

             The first time is when we go over your prints, to make sure they are exactly the way you want them. The second visit is to make sure the foundation is in and there are no obstructions in the way of the crane or where the home will be. The third visit is while the home is being set. I personally supervise ALL of our sets, no matter where they are. You are not just dealing with someone who works in a company, you are dealing with the OWNER.

 

Also, not only are we never as far away as the phone, but we are also always able to meet with you face to face to make sure your dream home is just the way you want it! After you compare us with the other guys. I think you will find our quality, attention to detail, availability (via our office phone, cell phone and email), friendly working relationship, pricing, and on site face to face visits, will separate us from the rest. Give us a call today: 866-557-1984!

 

Benefits of Sweat Equity Modular Construction

 

   1.) Volume purchasing. We have four factories buying literally thousands of toilets sinks and tubs. We get a better price and pass that along to you!  All options on your home are factory direct cost.

 

   2.) No material goes to waste! With everything built to your plans and our specifications that optimizes our ability to avoid waste.

 

   3.) Lower labor cost. Certain things cost less is other parts of the US. (example: a cheeseburger cost less in central PA than it does in New York City, Chicago or Miami).

 

   4.) Quality control. Our homes are inspected by a 3rd independent party to make sure you home is built exactly the way you want it!  And, our factories inspect the homes at each station during the manufacturing process.  You will see this when you visit the factory.

 

NOTE:  If applicable, some of the following items are supplied, and need to be installed by the Owner:

 

∑ Local building permits, site inspections and impact fees.

∑ Trash container & removal & portable toilet facility.

∑ Appliances (if not included in Modular Home Place’s specifications proposal)

∑ HVAC equipment and duct installation.

∑ Exterior decks, porches and steps installation.

∑ Installation of shipped loose chandeliers & light globes.

∑ Installation of shipped loose siding.

∑ Installation of Interior shipped loose trim finish & door installation (if applicable).

∑ Repair of interior sheetrock finish stress cracks and mate-line areas (if applicable).

∑ On site electrical, telephone, alarm devices & connections.

∑ On site plumbing connections under home, connecting waste & water.

∑ Concrete foundations, perimeter stem wall, termite treatment and soil erosion.

∑ Sidewalks, canopies, parking areas, fencing, site restoration and landscaping.

∑ Excavation, soil compaction test, level and accessible site.

 

All proposals are based upon the home being installed on a level foundation, concrete mate-line footings, piers, pylon type or similar and accessibility for delivery by truck and crane installation.

 

Keep in mind, if you need help locating a local contractor or subcontractor, to complete/finish the work above, please contact us!

 

We will help you with every aspect of your home if needed, free of charge!

 

Thank you for visiting Modular Home Place, our toll free number is 1-866-557-1984. We have manufacturing facilities located in various states, to easily provide service to any and all of our areas. CLICK HERE FOR OUR COVERAGE AREA..  Our manufacturing facilities are in the following states: Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Utah.  If you would like to email us please use the following:  contacts@modularhomeplace.com

 

Modular Home Articles

 

Step 1 - Land and Building Lot

 

1. Purchase Building Lot

2. Clear Title (if not already owned)

3. Accessible to Modular Transporter (conduct site accessibility study)

4. conduct prior to purchase if not already owned

5. Perk / Probe Test (or public sewer if available)

6. conduct prior to purchase if not already owned

7. Land Surveyed (if not already owned)

 

1. Step 2 - Forms/Procedures/Permits

2.  

3. Select Modular Model, Options

4. Develop and Finalize Prints, Plans, Options, Finishes and Specs

5. Contracts Signed

6. Sign-Off on Plans and Specs

7. Secure Financing

8. Set Target Occupancy Date

9. Issue Deposit

10. Establish Construction Activities/Schedule

11. Obtain and Post Permits

12. Building

13. Electrical

14. Plumbing

15. Mechanical

16. Road/Culvert

17. Application for Gas/Electrical Service

18. Site Survey (stake out)

 

1. Step 3 - Foundation and Site Work

2. Order Steel Beams and Columns

3. Deliver Dumpster and Port-a-potty

4. Site Preparation, Remove Obstacles

5. Layout and Excavation

6. Form Footings

7. Pour Footings

8. Footing Inspection

9. Install Footing Drains and Basement Stone

10. Install Under-Slab Utilities

11. Block Delivery/Foundation Systems

12. Construct/Install Foundation Walls

13. Inspect Foundation Drains

14. Apply Foundation Damp-Proofing and Vapor Barrier

15. Install Anchor Clips/Bolts, Sill Plate and Sealer

16. Install Sump Pump Crock and Rough Plumbing

17. Install Basement Windows

18. Install Foundation Drain Tile and Cover

19. Prep Opening in Floor for Posts/Support Columns

20. Pour Basement Floor

21. Backfill Foundation for Set Day

 

1. Step 4 - Site Preparation

2. Foundations and Footings are Completed

3. Foundation is Square and Level

4. Foundation and Footings have passed Inspection

5. Obstacles for Crane and Transporters have been Removed

6. Access Route for Crane and Transporters is planned

7. Crane Pad is Ready and Firm

8. Set Crew and Crane Schedules are Confirmed

9. Bulldozer and Operator Scheduled and Confirmed

10. Utility Crews have been Scheduled for Turn-off / Turn-on (if applicable)

11. Weather Forecast for Set Day looks Adequate

12. Payment for Delivery Day Confirmed and Available

 

1. Step 5 - Set Day

2. Modules Delivered/Received

3. Unwrap Modules

4. Check Inventory of Ship-Loose Materials

5. Mark Mating Lines on the Foundation

6. Locate Pick-Points on the Modules, Prepare for Lifting

7. Module Set

8. Fasten and Check Modules

9. Prepare Mating Surfaces

10. Prepare Wires, Pipes, Ducts and Stairs

11. Posts/Support Columns Set/Installed

12. Stairs to Basement Set/Installed

13. Lift Jointed Roof Sections with Crane

14. Lift Dormers and Other Roof Elements

15. Make the Home Weather-Tight and Secure

16. Sign Set-Release

 

1. Step 6 - Interior Electrical

2. Install Circuit Breaker Box

3. Install Meter Box, Conduit Master, Service Entrance Cable & Basement Cable

4. Connect Wiring of Modular Units and Tie-In to Junction Box

5. Connect Service in Garage and Outbuildings if Applicable

6. Install Sump Pump

7. Install 220v Service for Range/Dryer

8. Electrical Inspection

 

1. Step 7 -  Plumbing

2. Drill/Install Well & Pump or Hook-Up to Public System

3. Install/Inspect Septic and Drainage Systems of Hook-Up to Public Systems

4. Install Shower Doors

5. Install Supply and Drain Lines/Connect to Stubbing

6. Install Gas Pipes to Range/Dryer/Water Heater if Applicable

7. Check and Tighten Shut-Off Valves

8. Plumbing Inspection

 

1. Step 8 - Heating and Air Conditioning

2. Install/Connect AC System

3. Install Oil Tank and Line to Furnace if Applicable

4. Install Electric Water Heater and Connect to Breaker Box

5. Connect Chimney Flue Into Furnace

6. For Baseboard Electrical Heat, Connect Circuits at Junction Box Vent Dryer

7. Install Security System

8. Connect Central Vac System

9. Mechanical Inspection

 

1. Step 9 - Interior Finishing

2. Finish/Patch Drywall

3. Paint Interior Walls

4. Finish Interior Trim and Doors/Adjust

5. Install or Seam Vinyl, Hardwood, Laminate or Carpeting at Mate Wall(note: install hard surfaces (ceramic, hardwood, laminate, etc) before soft flooring (carpeting)

6. Clean-Up

 

1. Step 10 - Exterior Finish and Button Up

2. Siding Completed

3. Masonry Work Completed

4. Prime, Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces

5. Install Shutters

6. Install Chimney Stack

7. Install Gutters and Downspouts

8. Optional Garages Completed

9. Optional Porches, Decks and Patios Completed

10. Complete Garage Floors, Steps, Service Walks, etc

 

1. Step 11 - Exterior Completion

2. Install Exterior Lights and Bulbs

3. Finish Grading

4. Landscaping

5. Exterior Clean-Up

 

1. Step 12 – Closing

2. Punch List

3. Final Clean-up - Remove Dumpsters & Port-a-potty

4. Walk Through with Customer

5. Final Building Inspection

6. Occupancy Permit

7. Owner OccupancyBuying a New Modular Home

Deciding to Build a Modular Home

Sweat Equity or a Builder

Building Lot Selection and Purchase

Financing

Builders, Dealers and General Contractors

Floor Plan Selection

Site Improvement Costs

Selecting a Modular Factory

Modular Home Options and Selections

Construction Options

Interior Options

Exterior Options

Site Built Options

Engineering Deposit

Ordering a Modular Home

Modular Home Floor Plans and Designs

Cape Cods

Ranches

Two Story

Cottages

Log Modular Homes

Modern Modulars

Custom Modular Homes

Multi Family

Light Commercial

Architects and Designers

Modular Home Prices

Building Modular Homes

Factory Construction

Floors and Walls

Roofs and Ceilings

Rough Electrical

Drywall

Windows

Air Sealing and Insulation

Exterior Sheathing

Stairs, Trim and Finish

Siding and Exterior Trim

Plumbing

HVAC

Cleanup and Delivery Preparation

Site Construction

Site Preparation

Foundation

Delivery

Modular Home Set

Site Built Options

Exterior Button Up

Mechanicals

Interior Button Up

Pros and Cons

Find a Builder

Find a Factory

For Modular Builder and General Contractors

About MHP

Floor Plans I Pricing & Cost I Design I Construction I Builders I Financing I FAQs I Modular Articles

modular-ranch-home

modular-cape-cod

modular-two-story

modular-multi-family

modern-modular

custom-modular-homes

Modular Ranch

Floor Plans

Modular Cape Cod

Floor Plans

Modular Two Story

Floor Plans

Modular Multi Family

Floor Plans

Modern Modular

Floor Plans

Custom Modular

Floor Plans

Modular Homes - Factories, Manufactures and Floor Plans by State

Floor Plans I Pricing & Cost I Design I Construction I Builders I Financing I FAQs I Modular Articles

Privacy Statement

Alabama Modular Homes

Hawaii Modular Homes

Michigan Modular Homes

New York Modular Homes

Tennessee Modular Homes

Alaska Modular Homes

Illinois Modular Homes

Minnesota Modular Homes

North Carolina Modular Homes

Texas Modular Homes

Arizona Modular Homes

Indiana Modular Homes

Mississippi Modular Homes

North Dakota Modular Homes

Utah Modular Homes

Arkansas Modular Homes

Iowa Modular Homes

Missouri Modular Homes

Ohio Modular Homes

Vermont Modular Homes

California Modular Homes

Kansas Modular Homes

Montana Modular Homes

Oklahoma Modular Homes

Virginia Modular Homes

Colorado Modular Homes

Kentucky Modular Homes

Nebraska Modular Homes

Oregon Modular Homes

Washington Modular Homes

Connecticut Modular Homes

Louisiana Modular Homes

Nevada Modular Homes

Pennsylvania Modular Homes

West Virginia Modular Homes

Delaware Modular Homes

Maine Modular Homes

New Hampshire Modular Homes

Rhode Island Modular Homes

Wisconsin Modular Homes

Florida Modular Homes

Maryland Modular Homes

New Jersey Modular Homes

South Carolina Modular Homes

Idaho Modular Homes

Georgia Modular Homes

Massachusetts Modular Homes

New Mexico Modular Homes

South Dakota Modular Homes

Wyoming Modular homes

Modular Home Floor Plans

Modular Home Options

Modular Home Prices

Architects & Designers

Modular Construction

Builders or Dealers

Modular Home Lots

Modular Home Loans

Prefab Home Pictures

Modular Home Factories

FAQs and Articles

Modular Home Set

About MHP

Modular Home Costs

MHP-Home

Commercial Modular