Do homes in Sussex County typically have basements? What foundation are mobile homes usually place on?

Asked by Gail, Chiefland, FL Thu Sep 11, 2008

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Larry Sprigg, Agent, Millsboro, DE
Thu Jun 20, 2013
There is a large development of new single family homes in Millsboro that all have basements. It is Plantation Lakes.
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Myra Lee Lei…, Agent, Millsboro, DE
Thu May 3, 2012
Typically, no. Due to our high water table, most homes are built on a concrete block foundation. Double-wide mobile homes are usually on a concrete block foundation, although some can be found on concrete block piers. Most interestingly, homes near tidal waters can often be found perched high on top of huge wood pilings, including stick-built, double-wides and single-wides. If you are interested in purchasing a home in Sussex County, please contact me at I am a local real estate agent with Jack Lingo, Realtor, Inc.
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Kae Quillen, , Bethany Beach, DE
Fri Sep 26, 2008
Some homes located away from areas near water have basements. Due to our high ground water table newer homes are generally not built with basements. Single-wide mobile homes are placed on lots and the piers under the trailer are secured to the ground and shirting is installed around the bottom of the trailer. Double-wide trailers can also be placed in the same fashion or will sometimes be placed on a block foundation.
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