It is the responsibility of the modular homebuilder to prepare the installation site for the home, to contract cranes, and to offer a comfortable location for the crane to work. The requirements for a proper site for modular home delivery and installation are listed below, but the requirements may not be limited to those noted below, as difficult sites will need more preparation. You may consult with your modular home manufacturer if you have any doubts in the steps.
This is an important step before the delivery and installation of the modular home. The site should be cleared of all barriers and obstructions like large boulders, power lines, trees, etc., as these can pose a hindrance to trailer or crane while accessing the foundation location.
You should inspect the route of travel to the site. The clearance for the transport of mobile home structure are:
- Road width: 15 feet minimum
- Power line clearance: 15 feet minimum
- Overhead clearance: fourteen feet minimum
- Carrier axle clearance: 14-inch maximum
- Bridge weight limit: 15-ton minimum
- All the approaches to bridges, exits, and underpasses should be wide and long enough to allow a 75 feet transporter or tractor-trailer.
These are the usual clearances needed for the transport of mobile home structures. If you have any doubts about the adequacy of the route, you may contact the transportation manager of your modular home manufacturer for help.
Manufacturers can work with your builder and the traffic control officials of the locality to solve any issues and difficulties in the transportation and travel requirements. In heavily populated areas may need special traffic control allowances for the transport of the modular home parts.
Besides that, the installation site should have two 30’x60’ cleared areas to be used by the crane. These areas should have easy access from the nearby road. It is better to ensure that the driveway is level as this can help you to avoid damages to the home on delivery.
The site should also have two areas near to each other and one area should have a common boundary with the foundation. This area will support the crane and it should be reasonably level and the soil should be undistributed or well compacted.