Building Our New Schumacher Home: Build
The Schumacher Homes website says the Build stage should take 21 – 25 weeks. They got off to a great start. The day after we closed on the loan, they started pulling the permits.
“There are varying degrees of homesite preparation necessary depending on your building location. It may be as simple as scraping the topsoil and vegetation or a more extensive excavation. Clearing or grading may also be necessary before we can begin construction. At the time of the Homesite Inspection, your Personal Builder will evaluate your site and estimate any additional cost due to the unique characteristics of your homesite.”
Schumacher Homes website
We knew there might be some issues here. We were nearly level, and there were very few trees, but we knew we needed to raise the land. We pulled the permits and the surveyor marked the flood levels.
A porta-potty was delivered and we got a permit box with our address and the house plans.
Workers removed the chain link fence and cleared brush and trees that were in the way.
They scraped the organic material out of the way and scraped where the driveway will be. The surveyor came back and marked out where the footers and piers would go.
The city put in the water and sewer hookups.
They put up a silt fence and started taking out the chain link fence and other bushes and things that will be in the way.
After more permits, we got a temporary power pole. An electrician installed the temporary power panel. I charged my cell phone.
A dumpster showed up for building debris.