Residential Construction & Foundation Contractors

Manufactured Home Service

The modular construction of modern manufactured homes and mobile homes brings with it a host of advantages. Their building process is less complex, so these homes are quick to assemble on-site, their uniformity ensures easier compliance to building codes, and they’re highly energy efficient. However, Mother Nature has a knack for interfering in even the best-laid plans. Site preparation can throw a wrench in the works whether you are building a single prefab house or planning an entire home community. That’s why Advantage Grading & Engineering offers modular and manufactured home site services from civil design and site improvement through occupancy.


​​The Home’s  Foundation​​

The type of foundation chosen for your home should be highly site-specific. The Manufactured Housing Institute states that the failure to properly grade the site for drainage can cause water leaks into the home’s foundation. Unstable ground can also lead to potential home structural problems. Foundations inappropriate for terrain conditions can cause concerns as well.
In its most simplistic definition, a permanent foundation will generally consist of a skirting to keep out vermin and water, footings and piers to support the home from gravity loads (such as snow and live loads), anchorage to resist lateral loads such as high winds or an earthquake and other considerations. However, absent proper site preparation and excavation, even a flawlessly-designed foundation cannot do its job properly.


​In theory, a modular home or manufactured home should be much quicker to build than its stick-built counterpart. However, when the real world collides with theory, things get complicated. Federal and state laws, local codes, utility permitting, soil testing, project management, and a host of other concerns can slow the process considerably if they are not approached correctly.
Advantage Grading & Engineering has the experience and manpower to get your job done on time and on budget. We follow and adhere to the state of California mobile installation guide to ensure a job well done and no problems with permits and approvals.
Advantage Grading & Engineering offers manufactured and modular home site services including but not limited to:
       Project management
   •    Civil design and grading plans
   •    Permit process with local government jurisdiction
   •    Planning and permitting for utilities
   •    Soils engineering, reporting, and testing
   •    Septic systems
   •    Perc testing
   •    Site improvements including grading, installation, and construction of wet and dry utilities
   •    Foundation work and construction
   •    Fine grading 
   •    Erosion control
   •    Hardscaping, concrete work, landscaping
       Awnings and garages


Whether building a single manufactured or modular home or a multi-unit development, site preparation, permanent foundation, and professional home setup are absolutely necessary for maintaining the quality construction and durability of your manufactured or modular home. To that end, Advantage Grading & Engineering leverages our expertise to keep your modular home project on a firm footing — a solid foundation that ensures a smooth building process, short construction times, and all the fundamentals that keep home builders on a path toward sustainability, durability, and profit. Contact us today for a project management consultation and quote.

​​Why You Should Work With Us

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