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Mobile Home Foundation Certification

We offer manufactured home foundation certifications to clients in Metro Atlanta to include home owners, mortgage lenders, loan officers, real estate agents and insurance agents.

On VA, FHA-insured and some other loans, the foundation on all manufactured mobile or modular homes must meet certain criteria for structural stability. We perform on-site inspections to verify conformance to the HUD Permanent Foundations Guide for Manufactured Housing. Minimum compliance standards in the guide include:

•  Permanent skirting around the perimeter which protects the foundation from vermin and weather
•  Proper piers to support the structure to include frost protection of those piers
•  Anchorage which aides in resisting lateral loads caused by wind and earthquake forces

About Mobile and Modular Homes
•  Both are factory built
•  Mobile homes are built to federal standards while state standards guide the production of modular homes
•  State standards and guidelines are more indepth than the federal therefore, engineers spend more time preparing the documentaton for modular home foundation certifications.

How can I tell if my home is mobile or modular?
•  Mobile homes have a 2"x4" Certification Label (HUD tag) permanently attached to the exterior stating three letters followed by a 6-digit number on it (ex., GEO-123456). Any Data Plate found inside a mobile home will contain a U.S. map. Both the Certification Label and Data Plate will mention The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
•  Modular homes may have a Certification Label on it mentioning the issuing state and standards to which it was built. If not found, look for an 8.5"x11" Data Plate glued on the inside of one kitchen cabinet door. It may also be found in a closet or the electrical panel box. State issued Data Plates do not have a U.S. map on them and will mention the certifying state and/or agency.

Compliant Foundations
If a manufactured home's foundation is in conformance with HUD/FHA, VA and conventional lending standards, a Foundation Certification stamped by a professional Licensed Engineer will be issued.

Non-compliant Foundations
If a foundation is found to be non-compliant, we will issue a non-compliance letter listing problems that need to be resolved. The letter will recommend if a small retrofit by a local contractor and/or completely new design by an engineer is needed. Upon meeting HUD standards, client must schedule a re-inspection before a Foundation Certification can be issued.

Foundation Certifications are delivered via email within 2-4 business days from the date of your on-site inspection.

To get started, you may schedule your inspection online. To ask any questions, please email us or call 404-692-5420.

Related Service(s):
Structural Engineer Inspection

New Construction Foundation Inspection
HUD/FHA Compliance Inspection
203(k) Consulting
Construction Draw Inspection

This service is listed under Category #6 (Engineering Services) in our scheduling form.
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