You’ve got a mobile or manufactured home and want someone to help level it. You’ve heard that Anchor Foundation Repair does great house leveling work. Can Anchor do this work for you??
At Anchor Foundation Repair, we’ve been leveling slab and crawl space homes for 35+ years in the Brazos Valley. We are the area’s *top-notch* slab-on-grade and pier and beam foundation repair company, but that is our primary focus.
We do not work on mobile or manufactured homes, unfortunately.
This article will explain a little about the nature of these kinds of homes and why this is not our specialty. Then we will point you in the direction of companies better suited to your mobile home leveling needs.
Why Anchor Does Not Work on Mobile and Manufactured Homes
Now some people might have stopped reading by now because we don’t work on the kind of home you have – but I can see you’re not one of them. You want to know why, don’t you?
Well, here’s the thing, we can’t be the best at everything. In order to be the best foundation repair and house leveling company in the Brazos Valley, we have to focus on what we do really well. We put our main effort into doing a few services better than anyone else.
We recognize that mobile and manufactured homes are built very differently and work on principles that fall outside of our range of expertise. We would rather point you in a better direction than do things where we aren’t the best option.
Saying, “No, we don’t do that,” is our way of providing you with services that will best meet your needs. In this case, it’s to send you elsewhere to find an expert on mobile and manufactured home leveling.
Exception for Portables at Schools and Churches
One tiny exception to not working on these types of structures is portable (or modular) buildings like the ones used at churches and schools. If you have an issue that needs to be addressed at a school or church portable building, we can assist with that.
What’s Different About Mobile and Manufactured Homes?
Mobile homes and manufactured homes are both factory-built movable homes. The only difference between them is whether they were built before 1976 (mobile) or after 1976 (manufactured). What’s so magical about 1976?
In 1976, HUD (Housing and Urban Development) enacted federal standards regulating these types of homes. In 1980, they decided that any homes like this built after the standards were put in place should be called *manufactured* instead of mobile homes to set them apart.
That’s how the two types of homes are different from each other. It’s really just a difference in the date it was made and if there were basic standards in place or not. So, you can assume that manufactured homes perhaps have some better safety precautions built into them.
As far as how mobile and manufactured homes are different from other kinds of homes, there are a lot more differences. The following differences are why these homes aren’t the kind we work on. Mobile and manufactured homes:
- Are built on a steel chassis or frame (for movability),
- Operate on a cantilevered design that makes them difficult to level,
- Require special tension/hurricane straps that run through the foundation and the frame,
- Plus, the straps are augured into the ground or embedded in concrete to resist wind and uplift forces.
This is a lot of different stuff to know about that we don’t deal with at all on regular slab foundations or even with pier and beam or block and base homes. The more traditional types of foundations don’t have any of those mechanics or requirements. Mobile and manufactured homes have specialized tools and operate under unique principles that are simply not in our wheelhouse.
We decided that true mobile home experts can do it better and we’re happy to recommend others for a solution to your movable home problem. We don’t need to hog all the work either. Sharing is good . . .
Who Levels Brazos Valley Mobile and Manufactured Homes?
There are a few mobile home outfits in our area. The top recommendation we have is to contact R & R House Leveling and Foundation. They list mobile home leveling among their primary services and are a family-run local business.
At Anchor Foundation Repair, we don’t fix things that don’t need fixin’, and we don’t try to sell you stuff you don’t need. Nor do we try to handle things when we know that using another company is a better option for you. After 35+ years in business, that’s what’s best for our Brazos Valley community and for exceptional homeowners like you.
We’ve got a list of a few more mobile home experts who could potentially help you out on this article: Who Can I Contact About Mobile Home Leveling in the Brazos Valley?