View the PDF files below for more information on how to prepare your site.

  1. Road Allowances
  2. Site Map and Photos
  3. Bracing ICF and Concrete Foundations
  4. Construction and Bracing of Wood Foundation
  5. Walk-out Wall Preparation
  6. Backfilling on All Basements
  7. How to Prepare Next to Foundation
  8. Side Unload Preparation
  9. End Unload Preparation

Wooden basements need to be braced properly to prevent shifting while the house is being placed on the basement. End walls should be braced every four feet, side walls should be braced every eight feet. For the side walls, this usually requires bracing to run at a forty-five degree angle to the bottom of the opposite wall. The entire perimeter of wooden basements must be backfilled. Where backfill is not possible due to a walk-out basement, bracing may be increased. Where the centre beam is located on end walls, the centre beam should be notched to allow the top plate to run through continuously. The centre beam must be braced so that it is straight and the teleposts installed and set to the proper height. Brace from the bottom of the center beam to minimum six inches below top plate of the outside wall.

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A great example as to what you can send to us to be fully prepared for your new home!

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The customer sent this picture three weeks prior to the schedule move date. We were able to give this customer the proper site preparation advice that saved them extra charges. In this instance, the customer needed to install a centre beam, brace the basement in preparation for the backfill, then backfill the entire basement. Had we sent a crew to this site, the extra charges would have been more than $2000. One e-mail worth that kind of money is well worth sending!