Frequently Asked Questions About Mobile Home Installation

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Both HUD and the State of Florida have installation standards that must be complied with to have a secure, safe mobile home. Here's a collection of our most-often-asked questions about MOBILE HOME INSTALLATION:

 What are the most common defects in mobile/manufactured home foundation piers?

 Why does Florida have mobile/manufactured home installation standards that exceed HUD requirements? 

• What are the HUD requirements for site drainage when installing a mobile/manufactured home?

 How often should mobile home tie-downs be checked?

 What is the maximum spacing for mobile/manufactured home tie-downs in Florida? 

 What causes a crowned floor in a mobile/manufactured home? 

 Is a ground cover vapor barrier (plastic sheet) required under a new mobile/manufactured home? 

 What is a "second set" mobile/manufactured home? 

• What is a "Florida override" of HUD mobile/manufactured home installation standards?

 Do piers and tie-down anchors have to be approved by the State of Florida for manufactured/mobile home installation in Florida? 

 What is a pit set mobile home?

 Can you move an older mobile home in Florida? 

Can you move a Wind Zone 1 mobile home to Wind Zone 2 or 3 in Florida?

 Can I install a mobile home myself?

 What is a Park Model mobile home? 

 Does mobile home skirting have to be ventilated?


• What is the definition of a "permanent foundation" for a mobile/manufactured home? 

How many foundation vents are required in the skirting of a mobile/manufactured home? 

• How far should trees be kept away from a mobile/manufactured home? 


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