Make sure they check the understructure (crawl space area) to see what kind of condition all the piers and pads are in and if the home is level. The also need to check for rips and tears in the vapor barrier (membrane seperating the ground from the floor and holding the insulation in place.
â€¨â€¨They also need to look for any signs of drainage issues i.e. standing water, soil erosion, gaping cracks in the soil, etc. Many parks/communities were built in flood plains and have an inherent problem with drainage issues which can lead to instability of the piers and pads and mold issues. â€¨â€¨
Make sure that the home has a Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) approved Earthquake Resistant Bracing System (ERBS) in place as that area is in a zone 4 seismic area and manufacture homes are extremely vulnerable to earthquakes.
â€¨â€¨If you have any other questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us. Even though we do not service your area we would be more than happy to help you at no cost. We have been in the manufactured home business for almost 30 years and are a licensed general and manufactured home contractor, manufactured home dealer and developer and a real estate broker.
While we do not service the Santa Maria area in the sales of Manufactured Homes we do have a very predominant presence throughout the entire region and interface with lenders and RE professionals throughout the area with the lending process.
In fact I'm writing this comment from Santa Maria where we are currently working on a large project doing dozens of foundation retrofits on a recent MH condo conversion.
In order to secure the required Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) 433a documentation and foundation repair, retrofitting and installation requirements for a "Resident Owned Manufactured Home" you will be required to obtain an "Engineered Certification" We provide these services.