There are stages to the construction of your dream home, and it begins with Site Work. You’ve probably seen the site work line items on your Lockridge price quote; we list each one so costs are not a surprise. For most people building with Lockridge is their first construction experience; terms might be unfamiliar and folks don’t know what to expect. We’re going to help de-mystify the steps in building your new home. Let’s get started!
Site Work in general this means preparing your property for the construction of your new home. After contract signing, your Lockridge Building Supervisor will meet you at your land to do a Site Visit. Your Supervisor will talk to you about where your house is going to be built on the property, discuss septic, well or public utilities, grading, clearing, and access to the site.
Clearing: your land might be heavily wooded, or maybe it just has small trees and brush. Either way, trees, shrubs and other debris must be removed from the areas where your home, septic, well, and driveway will be built. It’s generally recommended that nothing is left within 25 feet of the actual house site. As the property owner, you can also decide to have other space cleared for your yard or garden. Trees in the area to be cleared can be marked with spray paint or with survey ribbon. The time and cost for clearing will depend on the conditions specific to your property. If there are lots of 100 year old trees, it will take longer than if the land only has a few saplings and a lot of shrubs or underbrush. Luckily, your Lockridge building supervisor will let you know what to expect during your site visit. Lockridge also supervises the debris disposal, so there’s nothing for you to worry about.
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Lockridge is a custom home builder in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Indiana (see all our Model Home Centers). We offer a full service website that allows you to choose floor plans, customize them, get prequalified for a mortgage, and more. For more information visit our website or call us at 877-852-8453.