What is it and why is it important?
Manufactured home builders recommend re-leveling and maintaining raised home foundations every 3 to 5 years. Manufactured homes weigh 70 thousand pounds or more. The weight of the home is distributed on individual piers which sit on pads underneath the home. Piers and pads over time can deteriorate, rust, sink, or break. When this happens the weight of the home becomes unevenly distributed. The uneven weight distribution can be dangerous, with serious cases resulting in structural damage. Home owners commonly see the evidence of a foundation that needs repair through cracking walls, uneven floors, or windows/doors sticking.