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Placement of support piers is very important to distribute the weight correctly and level the home. Footers, runners and slabs are not just nice, flat places to put the pier blocks on. They redistribute the weight of the home and determining the load bearing capacity of the soil is the first step toward a solid foundation. They must be installed in such a manner so as to provide a stable environment for your home. Improper placement leads to cracked sheetrock, doors that do not operate properly and improper drainage of waste water.
The location and spacing of the piers, and therefore the footers, depends on the dimensions and weight of the home, the roof load zone and the type of construction. Other factors such as the locations of doors or other openings and heavy pieces of furniture also need to be considered.
Anchoring the manufactured home is done to help secure the home on its permanent foundation. Several types are used, depending on what HUD building codes and the manufacturer’s recommendations require. There are also wind zones to be considered. Spacing of anchors is dependent on which wind zone you are in. The most common type of anchor is called a “Minuteman.” It is an auger-type of anchor that has a strap going from it to the I-beam of the home. If properly anchored, a manufactured home should be as sturdy as a site-built home.
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