putting larger double wide on existing basement

Old 09-30-11, 06:44 AM
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putting larger double wide on existing basement

We have a double wide on a basement and are looking to purchase a larger one. Does anybody know what my options are? Do I need to make the existing basement larger? Is it possible to have a pad under part of the house? (limited budget)
Any advise is appreciated.

thanks in advance!
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I would start with your local code department as they hold the rule book. Physically, I'm sure it is possible, but the local authority may wish to have their say.

Old 10-05-11, 04:52 PM
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Bud's correct, but I think I'd replace his "may want to have their say" with "will demand that you do such and such." Worked with more than just a few local building departments, and everyone had their own quirks.

You might also want to check with your new modular manufacturer, to make sure they don't have a problem with installing their unit on a basement/crawl space combination. They could raise a stink and deny warranty claims, if you did something they don't endorse.

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