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A house pad (also known as a dirt pad) is an important part of the home building process. Your house pad begins the construction process, setting the foundation for what’s to come- literally! But what exactly is a house pad, and why is it needed? Read on to learn about this important part of your build.

What is a House Pad?

As the name suggests, a house pad is the section of land that your house is built on. However, it’s not as simple as just digging into the ground. This section of land must be cleared, leveled, and tested for height and compaction. Your house pad is the final, completed portion of land that is ready for your home foundation.

Do All Home Builds Need a House Pad?

While not all properties need a home pad, they are highly recommended to everyone building a property. These dirt pads provide structural integrity to your build and also enhance its appearance. With a dirt pad, homeowners also have more control over the final look of their home elevation.

Drainage Solutions

Dirt pads are also used to provide drainage and erosion control, which is crucial for the long-term stability of your property. This is especially important if you live in a flood zone or are building on less-than-ideal soil. When we construct your dirt pad, we will take the local weather and also your soil conditions into account- creating the perfect spot for your specific home needs.

Land Clearing and Excavation Services

Of course, not all land is immediately ready for a home pad. Land clearing and/or excavation might be needed to remove trees, roots, and debris. A good construction team and handle both the land clearing and also the dirt pad construction, making the whole process easier for homeowners. Your contractor can evaluate your land and help you choose the best starting point for your build.

Get Started Today

American Parking Control can assist you in any step of the home building process. From house pads and foundational work to home renovations, our team has the tools needed to handle your concrete or asphalt project. Call us today to get started.