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Do You Know WhatFlows Downhill?

Updated: Apr 10

Blog by Eric Hieb, Chief Estimator – Homes & Shomes


When selecting a site for your Barndominium or Shome, considerations such as water, drainage and sewer systems, proximity to electrical connections, road access, and their impact on pricing are crucial factors to keep in mind.


Here are some tips to keep you smelling like a rose.

Firstly, the location of your Shome site in relation to water, drainage and sewer systems is essential for ensuring proper waste disposal and water management. It is important to assess the natural slope of the land to determine how water will flow and where drainage systems should be installed.

Additionally, proximity to existing sewer lines can impact the cost and feasibility of connecting your Barndominium to the municipal sewer system or too a septic tank system or leach field.Secondly, the distance from electrical connections can also influence the overall cost of building your Shome. Being closer to existing electrical infrastructure can reduce the expenses associated with extending power lines to your property. It is advisable to consult with local utility providers to determine the availability of electrical connections and any associated costs.

Furthermore, road access plays a significant role in the accessibility and convenience of your Shome. Easy access to main roads can impact transportation costs during construction and daily commuting. Additionally, road access can affect the resale value of your property in the future.In conclusion, the site location of your Shome can have a substantial impact on the overall cost and feasibility of your project.

By considering factors such as water, drainage and sewer systems, electrical connections, road access, and their implications on pricing, you can make informed decisions to ensure you’re on the right end of a successful and cost-effective construction process.

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