Jordan Mobile Home Service Inc. specializes in the specific needs of Manufactured
and Mobile Home Owners.
While many of the aspects of a manufactured home are the the same as a house, the foundation is quite
different under a manufactured and mobile home, therefore requiring special attention.
Instead of sitting on a permenant foundation manufactured and
mobile homes are built on a steel frame that is supported by many individual piers. Maintaining the foundation
is an extremely important part of being a manufactured home owner, much like the need to change the oil in
your car, the piers under your home require periodic attention also, commonly referred to as a "relevel",
By regularly maintaining the pier system under your home you can reduce the damage caused by settling
such as doors not opening properly, cracks in the walls, uneven floors, bowed skirting, rusted piers and more.
What is releveling?
Releveling is a process of adjusting the piers under a mobile home/ manufactured home
This is done to equalize the pressure on the main beams of the home, this is not a leveling process but a support process.
The term is widely used to describe a readjustment of the undercarriage of the mobilehome/manufactured home.
In many cases the home is decades old, was initially set-up imperfectly or other attached structures have been added to the home over the years when the home was out of level. Our primary goal is to provide the home with equal weight distribution making sure each component is doing its share of the work and being in compliance with the original manufacturer's guidelines for weight bearing. Older homes present unique situations because many homeowners have made improvements over the years, possibly when the home was not quite level. Obviously we don't want to create new problems with the roof, windows or plumbing by making aggressive adjustments if that is the case. Additionally, appurtenant structures may have been added when the home was out of level and we don't want to break seals or flashing attachments by re-setting the home.
On older homes, many of the original materials may have deteriorated or the materials may no longer be consistent with industry standards. For instance, original concrete piers may have become brittle and start crumbling, piers and pads may have settled into the ground causing the tops to be over-extended or the piers to become rusted.
In this case, the understructure may need a more comprehensive overhaul-we call this "reconditioning", replacing piers and pads as needed, bringing all components above grade, providing equidistant spacing of the piers and pads and making sure that all screws meet the manufacturer's specifications. In many cases, we have to remove debris, re-install fallen insulation, repair torn vapor barrier, re-attach ducting and raise electrical wiring. All of this is commonly called releveling but we would prefer that the industry term would be equalizing the pressure and reconditioning the undercarriage.
The piers under your home should be periodically adjusted typically a maximum of 3 to 5 years, how often you will need to have your piers adjusted can be effected by several things such as, what type of pier system your home has, number of piers, ventilation under home, irrigation systems, plumbing leaks and climate. Moisture under your home keeps the ground soft, increasing the speed at which the pads and piers settle into the ground.
Above is an example of a new Postive Attachment Steel Pier available from Jordan Mobile Home Service Inc.
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