With your cabin purchase we will give you plans showing how the foundation needs to be done so we can deliver onto it. These plans will reflect your chosen foundation. We recommend a crawl space foundation or if you want to add square footage the basement option is a great value for most. Cabins can also be placed on piers, concrete/gravel pad or blocked and leveled (this is not recommended). We do not offer or provide foundations and you will be required to hire a local contractor to construct your foundation. Your foundation plans will call for your contractor to install a pressure treated wooden sill plate on top of the concrete foundation wall & also down your center supports on multi section models. That way our on-site crew can attach the floor joists to the sill plate using simpson strong ties.
Before you get too far into the project you will want to check with your local municipality to see whether you will need a permit for your project. Permit requirements vary a great deal from place to place and the best way to find out is to research on-line, call or visit the local township where you are looking to build.
On larger cabins, 24' and wider a crane is recommended for placing the sections, however it is not always neccessary and will be determined by the driver after viewing the site. It may be determined that a crane or other equipment will be needed to unload and/or set the cabin. This is usually the case when there is not a large enough space to maneuver the truck, the foudnaiton is taller than 32" and/or the cabin has to be unloaded from the side. Any equipment needed is the customers responsibility.