Steps you should be taking to prepare your land for construction of your new home must be approached thoughtfully and methodically. After all, you will live with these decisions as long as you live in your home, and if you are like most of our Southern Timbercraft customers, this will probably be the last home you ever own.

Of course you cannot move forward at all until you know where you want the home to be situated on the property. It’s a good idea to visit your property at different times of the day and in different seasons to observe how the sun’s exposure will impact your home. Some items that influence the placement of the home that are often inflexible are easements or setbacks, location of the septic system and access to public utilities.

The topography of the land itself can be an asset or liability. For instance, sloping land can make basement construction easier but driveway placement more difficult. We’d be happy to look at your map or photos of your property and help assess some of your options. Just give us a call or email us to arrange that!