The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here! Contractors have been paid, your land has been prepared, and your modular home has been built at the factory. Now it’s time to finally take delivery!
Delivery and installation of a modular home is a very fascinating process, but can also be quite stressful if you’re not prepared. Here’s what to watch for when the time finally comes to accept delivery and installation of your modular home.
Transportation of Your Modular Home
The route your home will take to your property will be prepared and set ahead of time by a modular home transport company. The image of your future home zooming down the highway at 100 mph on the back of a truck can be a stressful one, but rest assured that your modular home was built specifically to withstand its maiden voyage to your property.
Your delivery professional has taken steps to plan the most optimal route to your property which may not necessarily be the shortest route, but is the best one to ensure safe delivery of your home. Watching your new home finally arrive at your property will be an exciting moment, if also a bit of a relief!
Unloading Your Modular Home
Be prepared for that feeling of relief to be short-lived, because now it is time for your modular home to be unloaded. You will want to inspect each section for damage suffered in transit as it comes off the truck, as well as to ensure that any parts which were “shipped loose” have arrived as intended.
The truck will park the delivery as close to the property as possible, where a crane from Gecko hiab trucks Perth Logistics will lift it from the truck and place it on the ground. The pieces will not be placed in their final location right away, as each piece will need to be precisely placed and leveled during the installation process.
Smile- your home is now on your property!
Installation of Your Modular Home
While we generally refer to this step as “installation”, you will notice that this feels more like additional “manufacturing” of your modular home on your property. While every installation offers unique circumstances and challenges, you should generally expect to see the following:
- The crane that unloaded your modular home from the truck will move each section to its final location, often with the help of rollers or jacks.
- Once each section has been anchored to the foundation and expertly leveled, your installation professionals will connect the modules to each other. They will have experts on-hand to make sure electric, plumbing, and other utilities have been properly run throughout the connected pieces.
- Interior finishing will be completed. This will usually include large appliances like stoves, washer/dryer units, and refrigerators. Smaller permanently installed units like showers, sinks, and dishwashers will usually arrive installed, but these may be included in this step as well.
- Please note- this step could also include reparation of minor shipping damage such as dents or cracks in the drywall. This is a normal part of the process and is not a concern to the structural integrity of your home.
- A fresh coat of paint (as needed) and you are all set! Your modular home has been “buttoned up” and you are ready to move into your new home. You may have some “unfinished” areas such as porches or basements that need to be completed, but these are additional projects that can be completed anytime after you move in.
You Are Prepared for Delivery and Installation
There you have it! You made an excellent decision in commissioning a modular home, and found a beautiful piece of property to put it on. You waited patiently while it was manufactured at the factory, and prepped your land for delivery. Delivery day is coming, and you are prepared! Now that you know what to expect when your modular home is delivered and installed, you no longer need to be anxious about the process.
Now you can concentrate on what really matters- making memories in your new home with your family!