Mobile home leveling


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Old 07-05-08, 06:45 PM
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Mobile home leveling

I decided to take on the job of leveling my double wide mobile home because I have several cracks in the ceiling and a couple of doors that won't close properly. I used a water level under the house and found that at the location of several of the piers (cinder blocks), the I beams are 1.5 to 1.75 inches lower than the center of the house. The home has a foundation which consists of concrete that runs perpendicular to the I beams which the piers are sitting on.

The problem is that when I began to jack up the low spots and insert shims, I found that there were metal supports which were welded to the I beams and anchored into the concrete next to several of the piers. This prevents me from lifting the piers enough to level the house properly. There are also anchor straps at the end of each row of piers that need losening before I lift the house.

Can anyone offer me advise on this? Do I need to lower the rest of the house to match these low spots?
 
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Old 07-06-08, 04:08 AM
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I don't remember exactly how you do it but the tie down straps will need to be loosened. There are 1 or 2 bolts at the head of the tie down anchor just above the ground.
 
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Old 07-08-08, 09:10 PM
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What concerns me the most is the solid square channel beams that are welded at the top to the I beams and anchored into the concrete foundation. These are located at each end of the home adjacent to several of the cinder block piers. I think there are four on each end of the home. These constrain the level of the house to that of the foundation and prevent shimming or removal of shims from the cinder block piers. Do these need to be cut?
 
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Old 07-09-08, 04:26 AM
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I've worked on quite a few single wides but never a double wide. I can't visualize what you are describing .. could you supply a pic?
 
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Old 07-09-08, 07:46 PM
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I will go under the house this weekend and get some photos.
Thanks.
 
 

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