Mobile home re-leveling is accomplished by adjusting the piers under the mobile or manufactured home. This process is carefully done to equalize the pressure and weight distribution across the metal frames of the home in order to distribute the load over the entire footprint of the homes support pads.
How often am I supposed to have my home re-leveled?
Manufacturers recommend re-leveling to be done every 5-7 years over the life of the mobile or manufactured home. Re-leveling is a term widely used to describe the readjustment process of the homes undercarriage, which in many cases the mobile home has been sitting improperly installed by the initial setup crew.
In addition there can be added hazards that can have an effect as well. These hazards can be carports, awnings, decks or anything else that may be attached or adjacent to your home that add weight to your homes foundation components. This added weight over time can over-stress the support system causing settling.
A standard Service check includes the following:
What can be done when we find improperly attached structures?
- Making sure there’s proper ventilation
- Underbelly wrap
- Heating ducts
- Waterline insulation
- Sewer pipe slopes
- Groundwater drainage
- Vapor barrier
- Inspect piers, bracing, seismic and tie-downs
- Mobile Home re-leveling using existing materials. (if needed, extra materials will add to cost)
As an added service we offer structural support fixes. These fixes vary in cost from each condition our professionals find. We will make you aware of these conditions in writing and provide a free estimate.
What other kinds of potential problems are we looking for?
Some older homes have other problems that are often found such as the following list:
- Improper Repairs
- Improperly Installed Plumbing Connections
- Improperly Installed Electrical (We will recommend hiring a licensed Electrician)
- Forced air heating ducts rotting on the ground.
- Underbelly wrap needing repaired
- Drainage issues causing settling.
- Torn vapor barriers.
These older homes may have materials that have deteriorated or the materials may no longer be consistent with industry standards. For instance, original concrete piers may have become brittle and began the process of crumbling. Metal support piers have started to rust due to excessive moisture condensation from lack of proper ventilation or poor drainage.
What is foundation reconditioning?
In the case that we find any of the above mentioned foundation support problems the support system may need a substantial overhaul which is called “foundation reconditioning.” We will be replacing piers and pads as needed as well as making sure that all screws meet the manufacture’s specifications. In many cases we must remove debris and re-install fallen insulation, repair vapor barrier, re-attach ducting and raise electrical wiring. All of this is commonly called mobile home re-leveling.
Additional Service Items:
- Install seismic support system
- * Upgrade to concrete skirting
- Plumbing repairs
- Rebuild or replace decks
- Renovate exterior
- Paint Interior or exterior
- Professional drywall repair work
- Concrete sidewalks, porches, slabs and driveways
- Install awnings and covered porches
- Raised garden beds “The Green Box”
- Gutter repair, cleaning or replacement
- Garages or sheds
- Foundation Reconditioning
- New Vapor Barrier