FHA/VA MANUFACTURED HOME FOUNDATION & COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS
An FHA/VA insured loan is a major benefit available to help with modular and manufactured home purchases. A low down payment and financially friendly terms can allow many more families to become homeowners.
To assure the buyer and taxpayers that the purchase is for a safe and properly constructed home, FHA/VA has instituted rules for both the construction of the structure and for assuring the manufactured home foundation is able to withstand the expected storm winds while remaining stable and safe.
Good quality control is achieved in the factory of the structure and that your manufactured, modular or mobile home undergoes numerous foundation inspections during the construction process.
At the completion of construction and with all construction standards met, a metal plate is attached to each section of the manufactured home with a number that can be utilized for records and assuring that the structure has passed (HUD) quality control.
Licensed Professional Engineers
At the job site, though, it is more difficult to document that the manufactured home construction has met proper FHA and VA standards and that’s why FHA/VA requires a licensed professional engineer to record in his certification the HUD plate numbers and to also certify that the manufactured home foundation meets the current installation standards for wind loads.
If the mobile home foundation needs remedial work, the engineer will record that in his report and describe the necessary improvements.
Making Sure All Standards Are Met
There are a number of construction elements that the HUD inspector looks for while doing the manufactured and modular home foundation inspection to assure that current standards are met. The adjacent picture includes the major components that the inspector looks for when he goes through his checklist at the site.
Besides the foundation elements that are required to be in place, FHA/VA also has a directive for skirting construction. The requirement that it be structurally reinforced is addressed during the mobile home foundation inspection.
ADP & Associates has a detailed drawing that gives guidance to licensed installers for the upgrading of skirting to structural quality. That drawing describes a latticework of vertical and horizontal steel or timber members to which the typical vinyl skirting can be attached on the manufactured home.
The inspection of the manufactured home foundation can be completed and report or certification furnished by ADP & Associates, Inc. within two to three days, typically. At times we understand that there may a need for quicker turnaround and we will make every effort for next or even same day service.
ADP & Associates, Inc. has specialized in FHA/VA modular and manufactured home inspections and mobile home foundation inspections since 1992 and has a wealth of experience and information on hand to provide prompt dependable service.
ADP & Associates, Inc. is a civil engineering consulting firm that has been servicing clients since 1989.
We provide fast and affordable manufactured and modular home foundation inspections for FHA/VA insured loans on both new and pre-owned homes across several states.
• South Carolina
• West Virginia
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