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Location and Excavating: Site Preparation

Where a house is going to be built can be just as important as how it’s designed. This informative video looks at considerations that go into choosing a structure’s location, as well as that first big step on-site: breaking ground. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. Correlates to the Competencies and Objectives of the National Center for Construction Education & Research. A Shopware Production. (13 minutes)

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Choosing a Building Site
When choosing a building site, make sure it meets zoning codes and can support the planned foundation. Assess the condition of the property and an elevation that allows for proper drainage.