If you are planning on buying a Manufactured Home, also known as a Mobile Home and will be applying for a Home Loan, it is important that you know that most every lender will require a Permanent Foundation Inspection. This can only be done by a Florida Licensed Engineer. Do not get blind sided by this requirement at the 13th hours of your closing process. Get the home’s foundation inspected and certified early in your home buying process. Manufactured Homes Foundation Inspections are very important. Foundation Inspections verify to the lenders that the home is secure.
Manufactured Home & the Foundation Inspection
A manufactured home is a single-family dwelling built according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act, which is a national, preemptive building code. A mobile home is a factory-built dwelling built prior to June 15, 1976, to standards other than the HUD Code, that were acceptable under applicable state codes in effect at the time of construction or introduction of the home into the state. Since June 15, 1976, all manufactured homes in the United States have been built according to HUD building codes. The HUD code is a national standard that overrides all local building codes. Therefore, all states and counties have to accept HUD standards, even if HUD’s codes conflict with local building codes.
Most manufactured homes are built off site and brought on to the site where the home is to be installed. When a manufactured home installer brings a home to its site, the wheels, axle home must be removed. These home are installed on piers and strapped down to prevent hurricanes from blowing the home away.
Hire a Qualified Engineer to make your Manufactured Home Foundation Inspections
A Structural Engineer makes these for manufactured home buyers and lending institutions that loan money for these types of homes. The engineer will expose the crawl space through the side curtains around the home and inspect the strapping and braces securing the home to the foundation and ground. The engineer will verify that there are no wheels or axles on the home. This is an important inspection report findings for the lending institutions that loan money for the purchase of these home.
Florida Builders Engineers & Inspectors specializes in Manufactured Home Foundation Inspections throughout Florida. www.fbein.com The Engineers of Florida Builders Engineers & Inspectors have made over 5000 inspections throughout Florida. Well respected lending institutions throughout the United States always rely on them to make their manufactured home foundation inspections throughout Southwest, Central and Northwest Florida Counties. The experience and professionalism of Florida Builders Engineers & Inspectors has made them the #1 Manufactured Home Foundation Inspections company in Florida. Order your Manufactured Homes Foundation Inspection today CLICK HERE