Mobile Home Re-Leveling Washington State Service
Washington’s Premier Manufactured – Mobile Home Re-Leveling Service – Mobile Home Tie-Down Contractor
Always Use Licensed Contractor Professionals – WA Lic. CC MHSERSS820PJ
MH SERVICE & SUPPLY, LLC , are “Top Tier Professionals” providing our customers with high quality mobile home re-leveling service personalized for their unique needs. We are available to take your order weekdays from 8:30 – 4:30. Our staff members are professional, courteous and efficient.
Our professionals are Washington State Certified and only use Washington State Approved tie-downs, blocking, piping, insulation barrier, Earthquake Resistant Bracing Systems to repair your home.
Best of all, we can provide you with Foundation Certification in Washington State upon request.
Reasons to Call On Us
Is your manufactured or mobile home feel out of level? Are you concerned your home may not be fit for the next earthquake? If so, it is time to think about re-leveling your home and consider adding a sturdy Earthquake Resistant Bracing System.
If your home is out of level it is usually due to the ground settling underneath the blocking or foundation of the home. Settling soils can cause gaps between the foundation supports and the I-beams of the mobile home leading to cracks in walls, doors not closing properly or jamming even windows not working properly.
Floors develop squeaks and creaking noises due to a variety of reasons (not always caused from the home being out of level). Being out of level also can cause serious structural damage, so it is wise to re-level your mobile home as soon as possible.
If you are concerned about recent or future seismic activities our products can help stabilize your residence in case of a seismic event. This can prevent your home from collapsing and doing harm to its occupants. For more information see our E.R.B.S. (Earthquake Resistant Bracing System) page.
Call a re-leveling service if the following problems have occurred:
- Doors or windows unable to close or jamming
- Cracks in walls
- Uneven floors
- Bowed skirting
- Rusted piers
- Rodent intrusion
- Squeaks in the sub-flooring
What Is Manufactured & Mobile Home Re-Leveling?
Mobile home re-leveling is accomplished by adjusting the piers under the mobile or manufactured home. This process is carefully done to equalize the pressure and weight distribution across the metal frames of the home in order to distribute the load over the entire footprint of the homes support pads. Sometimes we repair skirting too!
How often am I supposed to have my manufactured home re-leveled?
Manufacturers recommend re-leveling to be done every 5-7 years over the life of the mobile or manufactured home. Re-leveling is a term widely used to describe the readjustment process of the homes undercarriage, which in many cases the mobile home has been sitting improperly installed by the initial setup crew.
In addition there can be added hazards that can have an effect as well. These hazards can be carports, awnings, decks or anything else that may be attached or adjacent to your home that add weight to your homes foundation components. This added weight over time can over-stress the support system causing settling.
Professional Re-Level Service & Inspection
Our professional re-level service & inspection includes checking the underside of your homes beams for level and while we are down there we do much more. Level is determined by checking the steel I-beams under your home.
Finally, if your home is found to be out of level we will adjust as much as 25% of the homes square footage. When homes are in excess of 25% this then we will be give you a price on a case by case basis.
Less Than 18″ Crawlspace
When your homes crawlspace height is less than code, 18″ to bottom of I-beams, then you will be given a price for additional effort needed to level your home. And you will need to pay our service call fee at the time of the service call which can be deducted from the bid if you choose to accept our bid.
Additionally, while performing the re-level we try to use the existing materials to adjust for level although additional materials may be needed. Any additional materials needed, such as, blocks, wood or pairs of wedges will be billed at $10.00 each.
Your existing tie-down-straps may need to be replaced due to the height changes caused by the raising or lowering of the home. For tie-downs to be effective they must be secured tightly. New tie-down-straps are billed at $200.00 each installed at time of service.
As we alluded to before the purpose of a re-level is much more than checking your home for level from one end to the other. While we are crawling under your home we are also inspecting other items as well. Here is a list of those items:
- Making sure there’s proper ventilation
- Underbelly wrap
- Heating ducts
- Waterline insulation
- Sewer pipe slopes
- Groundwater drainage
- Vapor barrier
- Inspect piers, bracing, seismic and tie-downs
What can be done when we find improperly attached structures?
As an added service we offer structural support fixes. These fixes vary in cost from each condition our professionals find. We will make you aware of these conditions in writing and provide a free estimate.
Older homes have other problems that are often found such as the following list:
- Additions Attached Incorrectly
- Improper Repairs
- Leaking Plumbing Connections or Wrong Fittings
- Electrical Not Installed To Code (We will recommend hiring a licensed Electrician)
- Forced air heating ducts rotting on the ground.
- Underbelly wrap needing repaired
- Drainage issues causing settling.
- Torn vapor barriers.
These older homes may have materials that have deteriorated or the materials may no longer be consistent with industry standards. For instance, original concrete piers may have become brittle and began the process of crumbling.
Metal support piers have started to rust due to excessive moisture condensation from lack of proper ventilation or poor drainage. If any of these items are in need of repair consider doing a full foundation reconditioning.
What is Foundation Reconditioning?
In the case that we find any of the above mentioned foundation support problems the support system may need a substantial overhaul which is called “foundation reconditioning.” We will be replacing piers and pads as needed as well as making sure that all screws meet the manufacture’s specifications.
Furthermore, in many cases we must remove debris and re-install fallen insulation, repair vapor barrier, re-attach ducting and raise electrical wiring. All of this is an up-charge and is commonly called mobile home foundation reconditioning.
FHA VA Financing Requires Foundation Certification
Lenders like FHA and VA require Foundation Certification for manufactured homes. We can help with contacting an engineer and doing the work bringing the home to code. A foundation inspection is needed to inspect the foundation. Many times the manufactured home needs blocking replaced or tie-downs added. Let us know if you need our help.
Make Your Manufactured Home Look Like House
If you own a manufactured home, it’s probably crossing your mind to make manufactured home look like a house, Right? That’s exactly why my family began developing DURASKIRT™.
Since 2000 we have managed to create a very durable long-lasting product giving homeowners a real foundation look. Moreover, the quality of our product is unmatched in the manufactured home industry. Indeed, Creative Concrete Products, LLC is a premium USA skirting manufacturer…….
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