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Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 by Meagan Apang
They can be known as mobile, prefabricated, or manufactured homes. While there are differences between these three types of homes, this compact and cost-effective style of housing is popular across the United States. But, like all homes, they need to be built on a solid foundation and have waterproofing systems installed to ensure they can last to their life expectancy and beyond.
So, how should you--a homeowner of a prefabricated, mobile or manufactured home--get started on fixing, protecting or waterproofing your home's foundation? That’s where Redeemers Group, your local foundation and waterproofing company comes in! Can we help with Mobile, Manufactured and Prefabricated homes? Absolutely! But there are a few key things the mobile homeowner needs to keep in mind when searching for a foundation or waterproofing repair company.
Is your mobile home’s foundation affixed to your land?
While we have established that all homes, be they prefabricated, traditional, duplexes and so on, have foundations, not all homes have affixed foundations.
Typically, Mobile homes do NOT have an affixed foundation. These homes were often built before 1976, and therefore were built on an axel-type system. Picture a giant 18-wheeler truck, but instead of a box, there is a home on top! Often, homeowners will add a “skirt” of bricks or wood over the outside of the foundation, which as noted above, is a foundation of axels. While this stilt-like foundation system can support the home above, it does not lend itself to a permanent foundation repair or waterproofing system.
However, if these Mobile Homeowners have concrete slabs, driveways, walkways or sidewalks on their property, Redeemers Group can sure help repair and protect those!
What about Manufactured or Prefabricated homes?
Well, the good news about these homes, built after 1976, is that they DO have an affixed foundation that is much more like a traditional home foundation. When Manufactured homes are built, they are often built on a metal subframe, and they may or may not have a concrete slab beneath. Prefabricated homes are considered real estate and are therefore always attached directly to their property. This means our SmartJack system, piering systems and even PolyLevel foam can be used on Manufactured or Prefabricated homes.
Also, if your Prefabricated or Manufactured home has a crawlspace, you may also qualify for our Clean Space encapsulation system, saving you thousands in repair costs down the line.
Like Mobile homes, we can also help repair, seal and lift failing concrete around these properties as well.
Wondering if your home could use a foundation, concrete or waterproofing inspection? Don’t wait, it will never be cheaper to fix than it is today. Reach out for a free inspection now!