Before beginning any construction, the land must be cleared of all trees and brush. This is an important step in order to have a smooth surface on which to build, and it is also necessary for any utility work that needs to be done.
Utilities on Site
Once the clearing is complete, the next step is to bring in the necessary utilities. This includes the power source, water, and sewer if they are not already present on the lot.
Propane, Natural Gas, Oil, or Electric
The type of power source will depend on the lot and what is available in the area. Propane, natural gas, oil, and electric are all options that can be used.
Individual County Mandated Engineering
In order to get building permits, it is often necessary to have individual county-mandated engineering completed. This ensures that the house will be compliant with all codes and regulations.
On Lot Storm Water Management
It is important to have a plan for managing stormwater runoff on the property. This may include installing a system of drains and pipes or simply creating a landscaped area that will absorb excess water.
Distance of Home From The Road / Power Source
The distance of the house from the road and the power source will both need to be considered when planning out the construction. In some cases, there may be limitations on how close or far away a house can be from these features.
Garage Right or Left
The garage can be built on the right or left side of the house, depending on what works best for the lot and driveway layout. It is important to consider this when planning out the overall design.
Determining If Your Desired House Plan Will Fit On The Lot
Not all house plans will fit on every lot due to size restrictions. It is important to determine whether or not the desired plan can be accommodated before starting construction.
Determining If The Lot Is A Walkout Or In Ground Basement
Lots that are sloped or have a hillside on them are typically walkout basements lots. In order to confirm this, a site visit is needed in order to see where the slope begins and ends.