What Will It Cost To Level My Mobile Home – Relevel Costs

Cost To Level My Mobile Home

Maybe you are about to embark on a major renovation and want to make sure that your home is level before starting your project. Perhaps your home just feels wrong or your doors and windows have become difficult to operate. This guide will help you understand what releveling a mobile home entails and what you … Read more

Mobile Home Setup-How Much Will It Cost To Setup My Mobile Home?

Mobile home setup cost

What will be my costs? I hear this question all the time and there’s not a quick and easy answer to it. The installation of a mobile home or “mobile home setup” is known in the industry. Blocking and anchoring the mobile home that you have is called “setting” the home or “installing”  the home. … Read more

How Much is My Old Mobile Home Worth?

The value of any home, whether conventionally built in a sub-division or a twenty year old mobile home in a registered over 55-year-old park, will depend on the market conditions. Real estate prices can be volatile and depend on many factors including the economy, inflation supply and demand.  More importantly, the price will depend on … Read more

Can you Install Solar Panels on a Mobile Home – Mobile Home Solar System?

solar panels on a mobile home

You’ve been thinking about going solar for a while now. You’ve seen the reports and you’re convinced that installing solar panels is the right move for you. But there’s just one question holding you back: Can you Install Solar Panels on a Mobile Home? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. A lot of people are in … Read more

How to Use Concrete Anchors to Tie Down your Mobile Home

What are Concrete Tie Down Anchors? Concrete tie down anchors are a type of anchor essential for any mobile home on concrete. These anchors are made of galvanized high-strength steel, and they are attached to the concrete using expansion bolts to ensure that your home will stay in place. Each anchor has an up-lift rating … Read more

What are the Different Wind Zones in Florida – Mobile Home Safety.

Wind zones

Introduction to wind zones Wind zones are an important part of understanding the effects of wind on a structure. Wind zones are determined by the average wind speed in a particular area, and can range from low to high. Low wind zones typically have average wind speeds of less than 90 mph, while high wind … Read more

Do You Need a Building Permit to Remodel a Mobile Home?

Mobile home remodel

If you are considering remodeling your mobile home. You may want to consider the need for a building permit. The most likely outcome is that you will need a building permit from your local county building department before you start work. Do Building Permits Apply To Mobile Homes? Let’s get this question out of the … Read more

Top 7 Signs That You Need To Relevel Your Mobile Home.

7 signs that you need a relevel

7 Signs that your Mobile Home Needs Releveling. Maintaining a level mobile home is an important part of ensuring a comfortable and safe living space. Releveling a mobile home may sound daunting, but it is a relatively straightforward process with the right materials and tools. Even so, it is important to recognize when releveling is … Read more

What is a Sewer System Lift Station – Do You Need One?

do you need a Lift station or sump pump

Introduction Are you a homeowner who needs a sump pump or lift station on your home’s sewer? If so, then this blog post is for you! In this post, we will explain what a sump pump is and why you might need one on your mobile home. We also outline the process of installing a … Read more

How Long Does It Take To Level A Mobile Home ?

how long to level

If you’ve just bought a mobile home and discovered that it’s not sitting level on the ground, you’re going to want to get it leveled as soon as possible. This is a process called “releveling,” and it’s something that needs to be done occasionally on mobile homes. This blog post will discuss how long the … Read more

County Impact Fees- What are They?

County impact fees

Impact fees are a type of local government “tax” that is assessed on developers and businesses that generate significant economic impact in a specific county. Impact fees are imposed to generate revenue for the county, to fund specific services or projects. Sometimes to promote economic development in the area. The amount of an impact fee … Read more

How Much Does It Cost To Relevel A Double Wide Mobile Home?

Maybe you are about to embark on a major renovation and want to make sure that your home is level before starting your project. Perhaps your home just feels wrong or your doors and windows have become difficult to operate. This guide will help you understand what releveling a mobile home entails and what you … Read more

What Are Perimeter Piers – Do I Need Them?

perimeter piers on a park model

Perimeter piers as the name suggests are piers that are installed around the perimeter or outside walls of your mobile home. Some home manufacturers require them, some homes call for them by building code and some homes just have a few in specific places. Below you will find out what they are and why you … Read more

Top 7 Reasons That Mobile Homes Need To Be Releveled.

top 7 reasons for relevels

Lets talk about the top 7 reasons that mobile homes need to be releveled. The underlying causes of the problem and not the symptoms like doors and windows not working correctly. If you need to know the signs of needing a relevel click here. No matter what the reason, it is important to have your … Read more

How To Arrange Mobile Home Mortgages – Mobile Home Loans.

Mobile home loans and mortgages

Financial Disclaimer. Before we can get into this subject, you must understand that I am not a financial advisor, nor am I giving you financial advice. The following content is for informational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial, accounting, or legal advice.     Can I Get A Mobile Home Mortgage? Mobile … Read more

How to Remove and Replace Mobile Home Floor Joists – Full Instructions.

Finished floor project

Replace Mobile Home Floor Joists – Overview Of The Main Steps. Remove the carpet or flooring. Cut the sub floor and remove the panels. Cut and remove the damaged floor joists. Check the condition of the rim joists. Support the side walls of the home. Remove the damaged joists. Replace the damaged floor and rim … Read more

How To Seal A Mobile Home Marriage Line – Using Mating Gasket During Set Up.

using sill sealer as mating gasket

By placing a water-proof, airtight sealer between the sections of the mobile home prior to connecting the modules together. This ensures a barrier between the living area and the outside elements and the main home from the roof space. Why is a Barrier Important? With all homes, there is a difference in air temperature between … Read more

How To Use A Water Level On Home Projects – Full Instructions.

How To Use A Water Level

In this article, you will learn how to use a water level. When it comes to home improvement projects, ensuring that your work is accurate and level is crucial. One way to do this is by using a water level. This is a tool that allows you to see if your work is level by … Read more

What Is Braced Mobile Home Skirting – FHA Skirting Regulations For Loans.

FHA braced skirting

What Is Braced Mobile Home Skirting? Bracing your mobile home skirting means the installation of a fixed structural support located behind the skirting panels. This support will usually be made of wooden or light steel studs attached to the home, the ground and the existing or new skirting. Bracing is often a FHA  loan requirement. … Read more

Why Do I Need Ventilation In My Mobile Home Skirting-What To Look For?

Air flow under mobile homes

Under Mobile Home Ventilation Issues Need To Be Addressed! Today’s re-leveling job in Florida prompted me to write this article about skirting ventilation. I look into the reasons for ventilation and why ignoring it will not only cost you money, it could damage your home and cause health problems. This is just one example of … Read more

Mobile Home Anchor Retrofit-Do You Need An Anchor Upgrade?

mobile home anchor retrofit

Introduction. Does your home need a mobile home anchor retrofit? Earlier this week I visited a homeowner in Lakeland to relevel his doublewide mobile home. Whilst under the home I noticed that his anchors were no longer attached to the straps. The anchor heads were so corroded that they were barely recognizable. The anchors in … Read more

How To Repair Mobile Home Exterior Sheathing – Water Damage Behind Siding.

Introduction. Find out how to repair mobile home exterior sheathing by following the easy steps explained below. I was just preparing to build a new deck on a mobile home when I realised that there was structural damage to the mobile home wall. Water had managed to squeeze between the old deck and the mobile … Read more

Do I Need A Foundation Pad For My Mobile Home?

Solid Pad for My Mobile Home

What Is a Mobile Home Foundation pad? Mobile homes and manufactured homes need a foundation pad. The foundation pad is an area of fill dirt sometimes made of sand and clay. This pad is built where your new mobile home will be setup. Mobile homes are installed by a State licensed installer. The homes are … Read more

How To Replace A Mobile Home Front Door- Easy DIY Instructions.

How To Replace A Mobile Home Front Door

Introduction. This article will discuss how to replace a mobile home front door with full DIY instructions for home owners. So, your mobile home front door has seen better days, and you are thinking about replacing it with a newer model. First of all, pat yourself on the back, as you have made a wise … Read more

How To Block A Single Wide Mobile Home. – 12 Steps

Introduction To Blocking A Single Wide Mobile Home. I have chosen to write about blocking a single wide home for clarity. Blocking a multi-section home is the same process in principle if we ignore the need to move one section towards the other. I have chosen to describe the method using manual tools and concrete … Read more

How To Install Vinyl Siding On A Mobile Home – Full DIY Instructions?

How To Install Vinyl Siding On A Mobile Home

Below you will find full instructions on how to install vinyl siding on a mobile home. But first, let’s cover some basic siding information which should be helpful. If you already know about vinyl lap siding, click to go to the full DIY installation instructions down below. Introduction How To Install Vinyl Siding On A … Read more

How To Install Vinyl Skirting On A Mobile Home – Full DIY Guide.

How To Install Vinyl Skirting On A Mobile Home

Why Should You Listen To Me? Why should you listen to me when it comes to how to install vinyl skirting on a mobile home? This is one of the core activities that my company carries out on a daily basis. Skirting has been installed by us for hundreds of homeowners each year. I personally … Read more

How To Move A Double Wide Mobile Home-Full Breakdown Instructions.

How To Move A Double Wide Mobile Home

How To Move A Double Wide Mobile Home-Full Breakdown Instructions. This article is for informational purposes only, in no way does it recommend or advise doing this work without a qualified mobile home contractor and sufficient help present. Moving a manufactured home is just one of those projects best left to a moving company. Safety … Read more

Mobile Home Plumbing | Connecting Your Plumbing Pipes.

mobile home plumbing

Introduction to Mobile Home Plumbing. Just like a conventionally built house, your mobile home plumbing connections will need a water supply and a sewer system with which to connect. The main difference is the stage of the construction process in which the plumbing is completed. Mobile Home Versus Conventional Construction. In stick-built /., the plumbing … Read more

Mobile Home Longitudinal And Lateral Stabilizer Devices-Are They Needed?

Stabilizer systems

What Are Longitudinal And Lateral Stabilizer Devices? Following a string of hurricanes in Florida during the 1980s and 1990s caused extensive damage to many structures including mobile homes. Investigations were carried by the Florida DHSMV to determine why the current anchor systems had failed. Up to that point anchors were tied to the I beams … Read more

What Is The Difference Between A Mobile Home And A Modular Home?

mobile home versus modular home

The difference between a mobile home and a modular home lies in the construction protocol used to build the structure and the governing body responsible for its installation. Mobile homes come under the HUD code but modular homes are governed by the local building code. Trailer Home Vs. Mobile Home Vs. Manufactured Home? General terms … Read more

Mobile Homes With Raised Roof Structures – 6 /12 Roof Pitch.

Raised Roof Structures

Introduction To Mobile Home Roofing. Before we get into raised roof structures, traditionally mobile homes had a low curve to the roof which was a throwback to when they were more mobile than they are today. Homes today are fixed structures once they have been transported from the factory to the homestead. Because of their … Read more

How to Repair a Mobile Home Floor

How to Repair a Mobile Home Floor

This article will explain how to repair a mobile home floor. Floor repairs are a fairly easy job for a homeowner with basic tools to complete. Floor damage is a common issue in older mobile home as the floors were made from absorbant materials such as chipboard and other particleboard floors. Once wet these floor … Read more

How To Install A New Mobile Home Anchor – Full Instructions.

How To Install A New Mobile Home Anchor

How To Install A New Mobile Home Anchor. Locate the anchor position. Dig a 2′ deep hole with post hole diggers. Insert the anchor shaft into the hole then turn the anchor all the way down into the ground. Only the anchor head should be showing. Backfill the hole, connect the hook to the beam, … Read more

How to Build a Mobile Home Support Pier – “I” Beam Foundation.

How to Build a Mobile Home Support Pier

If you own or rent a mobile home it could be useful to learn how to build a mobile home support pier. You may need to re-level your home, straighten out a pier or even put extra support under a bay window, a pool table, or a large bathtub. In any of these cases you … Read more

Annual Repairs – Is Your Home Hurricane Ready?

Is Your Home Hurricane Ready

Is your Home Hurricane Ready? Hurricane season began on June 1st which is significant to those of us who live in the southeast states of the USA in particular Florida, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana. Only a few days into the season and already we have experienced the devastation that is caused … Read more

Mobile Home Shed Plans For Your Backyard.

Mobile Home Shed Plans

Do you need to get your mobile home shed plans? You have your brand new mobile home installed on your beautiful two-acre lot. It looks great and you are the envy of your new neighborhood. Your furniture is laid out in its correct place, everything is neatly stowed away in the gourmet kitchen. The closets are full … Read more

How to Relevel an Old Double Wide Mobile Home – Customer Experience.

Relevel an Old Double Wide

Relevel an Old Double Wide. It was time to relevel an old double-wide. Yesterday’s home leveling experience was interesting to say the least not just because of the actual job but also because of the interaction with the homeowner which turned out to be very frustrating and ultimately an unprofitable waste of time.  On this … Read more

What Type of Mobile Home Steps do I Need?

mobile home steps with a platform

Steps can be made of a variety of different materials. Your choice depends on the ground conditions, your budget, building regulations and visual appeal. The main contenders are: Precast concrete. Aluminum and wood. Steel and wood. Wood (pressure treated). Fiberglass. Why Do I Need Mobile Home Steps? Mobile home steps allow the homeowner to exit … Read more

Buying Used Mobile Homes – Buyer Tips.

Buying Used Mobile Homes

Introduction. Buying used mobile homes is like a separate real estate niche. Earlier I mentioned cash buyers because conventional loans on mobile homes can be tricky to find. Mobile home sales are treated the same way as a vehicle sale. The title is passed to the new owner and taxes are paid. Loans on used … Read more

Electrical and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Connections.

Electrical and HVAC Installation

Electrical and HVAC installation needs early attention in the overall construction planning process. This will avoid having to change plans and location later. When you are in the process of buying your home it is a really good idea to have some prior knowledge of the electrical service supply available on your land or inside … Read more

Installing A Septic System | Septic Tank and Drain field.

Installing A Septic Systems

Installing a septic system. In my experience and opinion if there is going to be a hold-up in the mobile home installation process it is most likely to be with environmental health. The homeowner may think that it is possible to install their new mobile home in 2-4 weeks onto vacant land but the process in … Read more

Mobile Home Demolition and Removal- How To Demolish On Site.

Mobile home demolition and removal

Introduction To Mobile Home Demolition. Mobile home demolition and removal. The saying “all good things must come to an end” definitely applies to mobile homes especially homes made 20 or 30 years that suffer storm damage, or those old homes with particleboard floors in the kitchens and bathrooms. Unless the home has received some love … Read more

Manufactured Home Transport – Mobile Home Toter

Mobile Home movers

Mobile home movers are also known as break down crews. Back in the day your average person with a little bit of ingenuity was able to hook their mobile home to the back of their truck and head off into the sunset. Those days are long over now and transporting your mobile home from one … Read more

How to Level A Mobile Home | Full Water Level Instructions for Home Owners.

How to Level A Mobile Home

Introduction To Mobile Home Releveling. Before I explain how to level a mobile home, please understand that mobile homes in particular but also most structures that are built on soil, fill dirt, sand, and clay will settle over time. This is settling is to be expected and usually not a reflection of the mobile home … Read more