Looking for a HUD Foundation Inspection for a manufactured home?
Inspection Tech. can assist you by providing Professional Engineering services to ensure that your manufactured home's foundation meets FHA/HUD guidelines. Contact one of our representatives through our website contact page, or by phone at 440-465-0448, and we will gladly assist you in helping to find the safest home for you and your family.
There has been a massive social upsurge trending in the housing industry towards homeowners downsizing from a traditional sized 2,600 square foot home to homes as small as 100 square feet. Many homeowners are joining this movement due to environmental concerns, financial concerns, and for the desire for more freedom. Many find that the purchase of a manufactured home fits perfectly into their vision.
A manufactured home is usually built on a permanent chassis and is transportable in one or more sections and is erected at the homeowners chosen home-site. Unlike a recreational vehicle or a modular home, it is designed as fully functional home with plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems. As a dwelling, mortgages are available for the purchases of new or used manufactured homes. The majority of mortgage lenders are writing loans that are insured by FHA, Federal Housing Authority which is a division of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
FHA/HUD requires that the foundation of a new manufactured home be designed and sealed by a licensed Professional Engineer. Any time a manufactured home transfers ownership the foundation must be inspected by a licensed Professional Engineer certifying it meets FHA/HUD requirements. Those guidelines require that the foundation provide vertical stability, which provides enough anchorage capacity to prevent uplift and overturning or slipping due to extreme winds or seismic forces. The foundation also must have the proper footing size to prevent overloading the soil and potential soil settlement. The base footing also will need to be deep enough to prevent frost penetration.