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Mobil home foundation designs
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Victor    Posted 07-04-2004 at 13:22:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone out there know what type of foundation I can put on a lot for a mobil home?
Can it be a slab, or will it need a footing for the slab, or just pillers? Can I put cement blocks upto the outside wall?
I am clearing off an old mobil home(wreck) and want to put another in its place. Please reply

Ron/PA    Posted 07-04-2004 at 16:15:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Victor, As of July your properly constructed mobile home is exempt from inspection and permits, your foundation is not. Although you may not need a building permit, for the home, you will probably need a zoning permit.
Check with the zoning officer in the municipality you intend to build in.
This link will take you to the UCC that shows where you need to meet code standards for your foundation.

toolman    Posted 07-04-2004 at 13:31:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
on my modular i went down 4 ft. below the frost line, poured 32 in. sq. pads 8in. thick with 8 in. sono tubes on the outsides at 10 ft. interivals and down the middle i used 10 in. tubes. have never had a problem , was going to put a basement in but the water table is too high here and i have lots of room to add on at the surface if and when i need too.make sure you put down a good ground sheet like heavy plastic to protect from moisture , i covered mine with sand , could use anything , sand dries out good though.

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 13:37:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
In Baytown Texas.Six inches of concrete poured on top of grass. As wide as the mobile home.

Burrhead    Posted 07-04-2004 at 13:53:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
In Anahuac, Texas we just take a chain and hook the trailer tongue to a tallow tree. The water usually goes back down when they shut the gates at Livingston.

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 16:05:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ha ha ha! Funny Burrhead.

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 13:30:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
It depends upon where this is going to be located. even in some areas there are diffrences in the rules. You need local advice.

Bob    Posted 07-04-2004 at 13:38:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you located in an area covered by building codes? Also, if you intend to insure it, check with the company as to their tie-down requirements ahead of time, and save yourself some re-work to meet their specs.

victor    Posted 07-04-2004 at 13:44:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am located in the Amish area of Pensulvania
where there are local building codes. The weather frost line is at about 2-1/2 ft.Thank You for your reply.

JDK    Posted 07-04-2004 at 13:56:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Basic(budget)setup here in NW WI is 2 lengthwise strips of concrete or slab for the"rails" to sit on augmented by concrete blocks or bricks for levelling.Concrete filled postholes for tiedowns as needed or ground anchors.Flexibility in water/sewer/gas connections allow trailer to "float".Or anywhere up to and including full basement to include unit and additions.Mostly a matter of balancing needs/cost/codes/planning."Doublewides" normally on basement or block "crawlspace".

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 13:46:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you know where Mifflintown Pa is?

Ron/PA    Posted 07-04-2004 at 16:21:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure, Mifflintown is just on down RT. 35 a ways.
You know where I mean, right near Port Royal speedway. Thats where Class 1 trucking is from , yeah them boys that run them BIGGG, SHINEYYY storeboughten Kenworths with alll the lights on them.
Evening Clod

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 18:27:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well,, You guessed it right Ron Pa.. You must have traveled around a bit..I thought my pal was the only one who knew where Mifflintown was. SMITHVILLE!My pal here is from there.

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