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What are the tie down requirements for a modular home?
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Modular homes are built in a factory and then delivered to a homesite for installation, similar to a manufactured/mobile home. But there is usually no steel undercarriage, and definitely no wheels for transportation. They are lifted into place by a crane onto a permanent foundation that was constructed before delivery of the home.
The home itself, along with the connection between it and the foundation, must meet Florida Building Code standards instead of the HUD standards that apply to manufactured/mobile homes. Modular home construction in Florida is under the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Community Affairs. Typically, an engineer specifies the construction details of the foundation and the structural connections of the foundation to the modular home.
For mobile home tie-downs, see our blog post What are the tie-down requirements for a mobile home?
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