Mobile Home Re-leveling


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Old 10-09-06, 08:56 AM
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Question Mobile Home Re-leveling

We own a Palm Harbor 2003 Triple Wide. The ground has shifted, even though we have concrete footers, we are in clay soil and it moves. We have been in the home 2 years almost and the shifting has caused cracks in walls and ceilings, especially where sections come together. My question is, is the re-leveling job something we could do or is it a professional job?
If we can do it, how do we go about it? If not, what do we look for in a person we get to do the job?
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Old 10-09-06, 04:05 PM
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Leveling a single wide is fairly simple but a double/triple wide could get complicated. Minor leveling might could be done diy but with everything connected it could get complicated fairly quick. Basically you take a hydrulic bottle jack and raise the frame to the desired level and insert shims to hold it at that level.

IMO you might be better off hiring it done. The main thing to look for in a contractor would be experience and insurance [both for damage and incase someone gets hurt] Most any pro MH mover should be qualified to do the job. As always -check references.

I don't know who you would check with but even though you have clay soil any footer is supposed to be poured in a manner to minimize movement. There is a possibility you could have some recourse for payment of a job done incorrectly. As long as the area around the footers stays resonably dry, they shouldn't move.
 
 

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