Thursday, June 13, 2013

Another Modern Marvel for Atlantic Modular Builders in NJ

Atlantic Modular Builders' construction crew arrived on the Marcellus Avenue building site in Manasquan, NJ at 8 a.m. May 18.

By 2 p.m. that same day, a new three-story house was standing. The kitchen and bathroom cabinets were in place, each sink had its faucet, all the interior trim was finished.

This house had arrived in six pieces, with many of its interior components in place. Before its trip of more than 200 miles on five flatbed trailers, another team of builders — working in Excel Home's massive Pennsylvania modular home factory — constructed the modular parts that became a three-bedroom, three-bathroom house.

A crane lifted and placed each module, weighing as much as 25,000 pounds, and the New Jersey crew from Atlantic Modular Builders in Manasquan bolted the parts together, making sure the 2,400-square-foot house was tight and waterproof.

“It looks like it’s ready to move in, but there’s a lot of hidden work that still needs to be done,” says Terrance Hegel, owner of Atlantic Modular Builders. Over the next few weeks, the company will do the finishing work. That includes putting in utility connections and installing the exterior siding that will cover the connection points. Builders like Hegel, who work with modular, say it’s the future of construction. “There’s much less waste, fewer truck visits to the site, more recycling of materials,” Hegel says, making the building efficient and cost-effective.

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