Modular homes are an affordable and easy way to ensure you get a home suited to you. Much like any house your modular home needs to meet the building requirements of the area that you live in. Inspections during the construction process will help make certain your home is ready for you as soon as possible. So how are modular homes inspected and what do the inspections look for? Here’s a quick list!
Permits and Inspections
You will need to submit your modular home’s blueprints and the site’s blueprints for inspection and approval before you even start construction. Most municipal buildings and departments have different inspections and permits for the various phases of construction. These variations include electrical, plumbing, and mechanical. Once your modular home’s blueprints are inspected and pass all the requirements, your home is ready to be worked on.
While not being built on-site, modular homes are still similarly built at a factory in sections. The inspections that take place will happen during each stage of the construction process. These are no different than site-built homes. In both cases, you have to go through the same home inspection and approval system.
Power, Water, And Sewer Inspections
Your local building jurisdiction will require a building permit that allows a modular home to be dropped off on-site. This means you will have to go through the same type of inspections that are done for a traditional house. Examples would be the approval for the utility service pole, a temporary service panel, and the hookups to a private water distribution source.
To get modular homes inspected, you may also have to go through foundational approval depending on your area. This involves getting soil engineering tests and submitting them to the building jurisdiction. After work begins the building jurisdiction will then check the foundation to make sure it is up to code.
Now that your modular home has finally been built and has been moved onto the location you have to pass one final inspection. This is to ensure your modular home is structurally sound along with other inspections such as wood stove hookups, and deck approval. After all is said and done you will be issued a certificate of occupancy and you can finally get to enjoy your brand new modular home!
In the Market for a New Home?
At Next Modular, we know that choosing a home is likely one of the most important financial decisions you will make. As an experienced modular home builder, we are committed to being your guiding light throughout this process. If you need a modular home built near Goshen, Indiana, or if you have any further questions regarding resale value, call us today.