Our base price includes standard site development work including foundation installation, utility connections, and cleanup.
Every site is different, so we offer a free, onsite assessment to identify factors that might require extra cost. These are factors that any builder would need to perform on your property, whether the home is built on site or prefabricated. For example: a property on a steep slope that requires a retaining wall, or garages and other structures that need to be removed. During your site visit we will identify these factors, propose a solution, and estimate the cost. We find that for the majority of projects that require site development, those expenses range between 0 and 10% of the base cost. This is entirely dependent on your specific lot.
Here is some common site development work that can increase costs:
- Extra-long utility connections: our base price includes standard trenching for utility connections. A longer distance between your ADU and your primary home may require more excavation and trenching.
- Service upgrades: electrical meter or panel upgrades, water line upgrades, or updating old or damaged sewer lines.
- Demolition: removing sheds, garages or patios.
- Landscape work: fences, bushes, concrete, etc.