New floor/basement for doublewide

Old 08-17-16, 01:44 AM
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New floor/basement for doublewide

I am thinking of raising my DW an additional four feet, building a basement under it, scabbing 2x10s on to the current 2x6 joists, removing the steel frame, and using a single support beam in the middle. Removal of insulation, ductwork, and plumbing is not an issue. The subfloor is OSB in decent shape. As the building is trussed, most of the loads will be at the perimeter making this project rather easy.
In my searches, I have not read of anyone addressing the basement issues in this way. Comments would be welcome.
Old 08-17-16, 03:30 AM
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Welcome to the forums! It is not much of a DIY project, IMO. It would require the assistance of a professional house raising company with insurance, obviously. You may spend an amount equal to or exceeding the cost of a new home in doing the project. Be sure to check with your county permit department and submit plans to them for the work. They may have pointers for you as well.

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