A home inspection may be a complete inspection from the roof to the ground, or of more specific areas of the home that need to be inspected, such as roofs, plumbing, flooring, etc… One of the most common inspections of manufactured homes is a foundation inspection. You will need a licensed inspector that understands the unique issues that may arise with the foundation in manufactured homes. Their knowledge will be able to point out certain features of the home that may lower the value, be deemed unsafe, or even be too expensive to repair. More importantly they will be able to provide a written response to a lender, home buyer, or home owner whether the foundation is up to the most recent requirements.
There are many reasons why you may need a home or foundation inspection. From bank or lender requested certification when purchasing or selling a home, to just simple peace of mind. It may always be a great idea to have a professional inspect your current or future home.
1.Buying a home
When buying a home you should always get an inspection of the home you intend to purchase, this will protect you and your future investment. Your bank or lender may require you to have an inspection of the foundation with a written report stating it is up to correct requirements.
2.Selling a home
Hiring a structural engineer or inspector to look over your home before you sell it could help you find repairs that could be made to your home. These repairs could raise the overall value of the home, or give you an idea of a good listing price for your home based upon the current market.
3.New home Installation
A lender must obtain a certification by a licensed engineer or architect in that state where the home is located, stating that the home is in compliance with the manufactured home foundation requirements. These same rules may apply to the above bullet points.
Same as above, a lender will most likely need or require certification from licensed engineer or inspector stating that the home is in compliance with the correct requirements.