Preparing the Site for Modular Home Delivery

Project: Modular Mountain Retreat, Episode 5, Part 4

The main sections of the modular house are arriving from the Simplex factory by flatbed truck. With the foundation already in place, the building lot quickly transforms into a home site.

Before being hoisted into position, each box is unwrapped and additional prep work is done. Once the final preparations are complete, the crane operator deftly arranges each box into position.

Dave Boniello and Pat Fricchione from Simplex join Bob on location to tour the house as it comes together, providing additional insight into the process of assembling a modular home.

General Contractor Michael Shiels is also on site to give us a progress report on the assembly process, as well as a briefing on the next steps.
Part 1: Modular Home Delivery
Part 2: Tying Together a Modular Home
Part 3: Installation of the Modular Home's Second Floor
Part 4: Preparing the Site for Modular Home Delivery
Bob reviews the site preparation process with Michael Shiels (of Shiels Builders), who is the local on-site contractor for the project. Shiels ensures all hook-ups, from plumbing to electrical, meet local code and are ready to go.

Shiels also arranges for the building inspections and makes certain that the grounds and foundation are prepared for the delivery and installation of a house.
Part 5: Modular Home Delivery Day Overview
Beautifully sited on wooded acreage with breathtaking views of some of the most beautiful countryside in New England, this Arts and Crafts style bungalow certainly doesn't look factory-built. You'd never know it was a modular home unless Bob took you to the Pennsylvania factory where it was built, almost from start to finish.

The house goes down the assembly line from framing, through wiring and plumbing, all the way to the installation of flooring and priming for paint.

The house is trucked to its pre-fabricated foundations on the lot, and start all the finishing touches that will prove that a modular house doesn't have to be a cookie-cutter affair.