In this article, we are going to discuss site costs. What they are, how much they are and why they need to be paid when you are building your new home. Some of the things discussed in this article won’t apply for everyone so just keep in mind that everyone’s situation is different.
Site costs are the amount you must pay your builder in order for them to prepare to start building your home. It covers the costs of excavating/digging your block to bring it up or down to the proper level. It also means doing whatever needs to be done to the site to allow them to pour the concrete slab or footings safely and so that everything is structurally sound.
What needs to be done to your block of land will be different to everybody else, you may have a poor soil type and require deeper concrete footings to be poured before your slab is poured or you may have a lot of rock or hard clay that requires heavy machinery to break up the rock or dig the hard clay. On the other hand, you could have very soft, sandy soil which would mean the block would need to be fixed to make it safe to build on.
There are different soil types that determine the quality of the soil. The better the grade of soil usually means the site costs would be cheaper.
There are different soil types that can affect your site costs. These different soil types are: