BUILDING ON YOUR PROPERTY - Your Scattered-Site Experts
UNDERSTANDING YOUR LAND IMPROVEMENT COSTS
When building a new home on your property, an initial part of the building process begins with not only the cost of your new home and land, but also understanding the costs of your required land improvements.
LOT CLEARING: Any trees, stumps and brush removal. Determined by footprint of home.
WATER AND SEWER LINES: Cost determined by distance of set back and tap fees. (If applicable)
WELL: Cost determined by depth of well, gallons of water per minute and size of holding tank and pump. (Possible dry holes) (If applicable)
SEPTIC SYSTEM: Cost determined by perk test, number of bedrooms, type of soil and Health Department or engineer. (If applicable)
SUMP LINES: Determined by the lay of the land or catch basin, when applicable.
GAS LINES: Cost determined by distance from road or from gas main.
ELECTRICAL LINES: Cost determined by distance for power lines or pedestal.
ENGINEERED SITE PLAN: Municipality requirements: As builts, house staking, topal or grade certifications when applicable.
CULVERT: Size determined by Road Commission and when needed.
CONSTRUCTION DRIVEWAY: Cost determined by footprint. Crushed concrete base and depth of finish covering is determined by soil conditions.
FINISHED DRIVEWAY 21-AA: Finish coat on drive unless concrete, asphalt, etc. is used.
CONCRETE APRON: Cost determined by size of garage, lay of land, and sidewalk as needed by Building Code.
FILL SAND: Cost determined on elevation of home. All garages, porches and aprons must be filled with sand.
FILL DIRT: Additional dirt required other than dirt from basement.
LOT BALANCING: Final grading of lot. Bulldozer time.
DAYLIGHT BASEMENT: Determined by grades, septic permit and lay of land.
WALKOUT BASEMENT: Determined by grades, septic permit and lay of land.
FINAL GRADE: Determined by septic field or grade of land.
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