Inspecting the Undercarriage, Tie downs and Vapor Barriers are very important on a Mobile home
Part of the inspection of the undercarriage includes:
• Checking for loose straps. Straps should be tight and straight.
• Looking for straps and anchors that show signs of corrosion or damage.
• Checking to make sure straps and ground anchors are not damaged or corroded
• Checking that straps are not kinked or bent, or otherwise abnormally stressed.
The cost of a manufactured or mobile home inspection is based on the square footage. When you book an inspection online you enter in basic information, including the square footage of the home, and you will see the cost of the inspection and be able to select the inspection time and date that works best for you.
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Hope Home Inspections LLC provides professional mobile home and manufactured home inspection services in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and surrounding areas.
A good mobile home inspection may save you thousands when buying or selling a manufactured home by identifying potential
problems before you buy the home.
Mobile homes receive the same inspection as a standard home inspection. In addition, on mobile homes we examine the undercarriage, vapor barrier and the tie downs. These items are very important because of the high level of moisture and threat of hurricanes here in Florida.
Vapor barriers help reduce the moisture that can seep up through the floor from the ground. These often become torn and detached.
Tie-downs are systems of heavy-duty straps and anchors designed to stabilize manufactured and mobile homes during high winds. Improperly installed or poorly maintained tie-downs could result in reduced capacity to resist sliding and overturning. Manufactured homes are more easily flipped or damaged during windstorms than site-built homes and they require tie-downs to remain stable. Manufactured homes are elevated and vulnerable to the forces of wind uplift if they are not equipped with skirting. Wind passing over the top of such homes can exacerbate the effect. Also, manufactured homes are relatively lightweight when compared with site-built homes.
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