Benchmark Enterprises Custom Stick built or Modular Homes Of Sussex County Delaware








Work Needed To Complete A Drop-Ship Home

While not including all on-site (field) items which must be completed, the following is a comprehensive list of common on-site functions to be completed by you the owner or your General Contractor you Hire to complete your New Home: Your new home from the factory is about 85% complete. This means you or your General Contractor will have to finish the interior and exterior before you can occupy the home. 




  • Land/Lot Development
    • Purchase
    • Clear Title (if not already owned)
    • Accessible to Modular Transporter (conduct site accessibility study)
    • Perk Test (or public sewer if available)
    • Land Surveyed (if not already owned)
  • Forms/Procedures/Permits
    • Select Modular Model, Options
    • Develop and Finalize Prints, Plans, Options, Finishes and Specs
    • Contracts Signed
    • Sign-Off on Plans and Specs
    • Secure Financing
    • Set Target Occupancy Date
    • Issue Deposit
    • Obtain and Post Permits

§ Building § Electrical § Plumbing § Mechanical § Driveway opening permit § Zoning

§ Other permits required by local government

    • Application for Gas/Electrical Service
    • Site Survey (stake out)
  • Foundation and Site work
    • Order lally Columns
    • Deliver Dumpster and Port-a-potty
    • Clear lot, Cut in Driveway to Foundation, install QP base.
    • Layout and Excavation
    • Form Footings
    • Footing Inspection
    • Pour Footings
    • Install Footing Drains and Basement Stone
    • Install Under-Slab Utilities
    • Block Delivery/Foundation Systems
    • Construct/Install Foundation Walls
    • Inspect Foundation Drains
    • Apply Foundation Damp-Proofing and Vapor Barrier
    • Install Anchor Clips/Bolts, Sill Plate and Sealer
    • Install Sump Pit
    • Install Basement Windows
    • Install Foundation Drain to Daylight
    • Backfill
  • Site Preparation
    • Foundations and Footings are Completed
    • Foundation is Square and Level
    • Foundation and Footings have passed Inspection
    • Obstacles for Crane and Transporters have been Removed
    • Access Route for Crane and Transporters is planned
    • Crane Pad is Ready and Firm
    • Set Crew and Crane Schedules are Confirmed
    • Bulldozer and Operator Scheduled and Confirmed
    • Utility Crews have been Scheduled for Turn-off / Turn-on (if applicable)
    • Weather Forecast for Set Day looks Adequate
    • Payment for Delivery Day Confirmed and Available by Bank or Owner.
  • Modular Home Set
    • Modules Delivered/Received
    • Unwrap Modules
    • Check Inventory of Ship-Loose Materials
    • Mark Mating Lines on the Foundation
    • Locate Pick-Points on the Modules, Prepare for Lifting
    • Module Set
    • Fasten and Check Module
    • Prepare Mating Surfaces
    • Prepare Wires, Pipes, Ducts and Stairs
    • Posts/Support Columns Set/Installed
    • Lift Jointed Roof Sections with Crane
    • Lift Dormers and Other Roof Elements
    • Make the Home Weather-Tight and Secure
    • Sign Set-Release
    • Pour Basement Floor
    • Stairs to Basement Set/Installed
  • Exterior Finishing
    • Siding Completed
    • Masonry Work Completed
    • Prime, Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    • Install Shutters
    • Install Chimney Flues
    • Install Gutters and Downspouts
    • Optional Garages Completed
    • Optional Porches, Decks and Patios Completed
  • Interior Electrical
    • Install Circuit Breaker Box
    • Install Meter Box, Conduit Master, Service Entrance Cable & Basement Cable
    • Connect Wiring of Modular Units and Tie-In to Junction Box
    • Connect Service in Garage and Outbuildings if Applicable
    • Install Sump Pump (Optional)
    • Install 220v Service for Range/Dryer (Optional)
    • Electrical Inspection
  • Plumbing Connections
    • Drill/Install Well & Pump or Hook-Up to Public System
    • Install/Inspect Septic and Drainage Systems of Hook-Up to Public Systems
    • Install Shower Doors (if Shipped Loose)
    • Install Supply and Drain Lines/Connect to Stubbing (also Between Floors if Required)
    • Connect Roof Vent Stubbing through Roof.
    • Install Gas Pipes to Range/Dryer/Water Heater/Furnace if Applicable (Optional)
    • Install Exterior Gas Stub for Natural/Propane Gas (Optional)
    • Check and Tighten Shut-Off Valves
    • Plumbing Inspection
  • HVAC
    • Install/Connect AC System
    • Install Oil Tank and Line to Furnace (Optional)
    • Install Electric Water Heater and Connect to Breaker Box (Optional)
    • Connect Chimney Flue Into Furnace (Optional)
    • Vent Dryer
    • Mechanical Inspection
  • Interior Finishing
    • Finish/Patch Drywall
    • Paint Interior Walls
    • Finish Interior Trim and Doors/Adjust
    • Install or Seam Vinyl, Hardwood, Laminate or Carpeting at Mate Walls
    • Clean-Up
  • Exterior Final Finish
    • Complete Garage Floors, Steps, Service Walks, etc.
    • Install Exterior Lights and Bulbs
    • Finish Grading
    • Landscaping
    • Garage Doors
    • Exterior Clean-Up
  • Closing
    • Punch List
    • Final Clean-up - Remove Dumpsters & Port-a-potty
    • Walk Through
    • Final Building Inspection
    • Occupancy Permit