Lender FAQ's

Home Tech Foundation Systems, Inc. is dedicated to providing quality foundation certification services to the mortgage banking industry.

We provide a complete service for foundations on manufactured housing, to include:

  • FHA/HUD engineering certifications for manufactured housing
  • Border to border coverage in Arizona
  • 3-5 business day turnaround
  • Expedited service available (24-48 hours)
  • Payment at closing options
  • Upgrade design services to bring individual manufactured homes into HUD compliance
  • Bids for the needed upgrades/repairs
  • Final engineering approval for upgrades
  • We provide retro-fitting foundations done RIGHT…NOW!
What is required for FHA/HUD certifications?

The requirement is that the foundation meet the guidelines of a very specific document – the September 1996 Permanent Foundation Guide For Manufactured Housing. This is independent of any state or local requirement or manufacturer’s guidelines.

What is the turnaround time?

Our normal turnaround time is 3-5 business days. We have an expedited service available with a 24-48 hour turnaround.

Do you require payment up front or can your fee be paid at closing?

Our normal practice is to be paid up front, but we have a payment-at-closing option.

What if the foundation is not HUD-compliant?

We can typically upgrade the foundation within 3 days.

Can the upgrades be paid at closing?

Our normal practice is to be paid up front but we have a payment-at-closing option available.

What happens after the upgrades are performed?

We schedule an reinspection and submit our report to the engineer for review and issue of engineering certificate.

How are your engineering certificates delivered?

We send our certificates via email. Upon request we can have an original ‘wet seal’ of the engineering certificate sent to your office. However, the emailed versions are acceptable 99% of the time.

How do I make an order?

You can order directly online via our Quick Bid form or contact us at 929-759-2000.