We understand that your home is an important part of your life and your financial portfolio. It is the largest purchase that most Americans will ever make. It is with this knowledge that we have committed ourselves to being the industry experts on foundations for manufactured homes.
We can provide engineered solutions for your foundation problems as well as engineering documents for your loan process. We can identify potential problems and provide cost effective solutions to most foundation problems.
Who must have an engineering certificate for their manufactured home foundation?
HUD-FHA Single Family Housing Homeownership Center Reference Guide, Revised October 31, 2005, Chapter 1: Appraisal and Property Requirements Page 1-09d.
How do I meet the requirements for a permanent foundation?
Dead loads, snow loads, wind loads and seismic loads must all be taken into account.
There must be a perimeter, frost line protected strip foundation as well as frost line protected piers under the chassis.
The stacked blocks that the unit actually sits on must not only be mortared, they must be attached with rebar to the footing and bolted and/or welded to the chassis frame, unless there is an alternate, site-specific engineered design (which Hayman Engineering, Inc. can provide and can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars).
The design must include protection against horizontal shearing forces and uplifting forces. This can require additional strapping between the stacked blocks.
Finally, it means that this design must be stamped by a licensed professional engineer verifying that HUD requirements have been met.