The Foundation Puzzle Regarding Manufactured Homes
By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
The Foundation Puzzle Regarding Manufactured Homes How do you determine if a manufactured home has a Permanent Foundation? Since HUD does not have a blanket foundation approval policy and different manufacturers have different designs, foundation determination can be open for interpretation. To protect the lender and provide FHA/HUD with compliance continuity, a certification by a civil or structural engineer specifying that the foundation meets HUD Permanent Foundation Guide For Manufactured Homes, September 1996 is required on all FHA-insured loans. MH-Processing has a qualified network of engineers and foundation repair experts. The photo above is an example of one type of approved foundation component called the "TUFF ONE" which is manufactured by ABESCO located in Sacramento...