Site Preparation

Before You Buy Your Home Site

If you have property in mind that you think would be good for a Fleetwood home, there are some things you should check out be

  • Placement of the home on the property - Will the site accommodate the home size selected?
  • Access to the site - Homes are delivered on heavy, oversized trucks, so road access is important.
  • Zoning, permits, development fees - Are there any regulations that would keep you from installing your home?
  • Utility location - Is there access to gas, electricity, water, sewer or space for a septic system, and all other utilities you need?
  • Preparing the site - The land needs to be cleared, graded, and made ready to accommodate your new home.

Download our Site Preparation Check List to assist you with the process.

If your Fleetwood dealer or an installer is taking care of installation, he or she will manage the necessary permits and other paperwork.

What Happens on Site

As your home is being built, preparation of the site will begin. A work crew will grade the site (if necessary), clear vegetation, and provide access to basic utilities. If a well or septic tank is necessary, timing must be carefully coordinated so they are available to connect to your home when it is delivered. This ensures that all utilities are available at the completion of construction and the final inspection process.