Mobile (Modular) Home Foundation
Allen’s Foundation in one of the few foundation companies that specializes in the Retrofit and Re-leveling needed for a Mobile Home to qualify for VA, FHA and Conventional Home Loans in today’s real estate market. Our method is engineer designed and approved to meet the strict guidelines for home loans. We understand the time constraints involved in the buying/selling process and work hard to stay within your deadlines to get you to your closing.
Allen’s also understands the necessity of re-leveling mobile homes due to current installation methods. Our One Day Re-Leveling process works on both single and double wide homes and comes with a Five (5) Year Warranty, in most cases.
Texas is known for it’s expansive clay soil called “Gumbo” which is responsible for most foundation movement. Most clay soils by nature shrink and expand with a change in moisture. According to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, (pg 2 #4)
“A clay soil will increase in volume both horizontally and vertically when it’s moisture content increases. The same soil will shrink in all directions when the moisture content decreases and the soil dries. Some clays exhibit little change while others undergo appreciable change. Most clays in Texas are of the moderate to high volume change types.”
Your foundation can be likened to a wire that you bend back and forth–the constant bending of up and down eventually breaks the wire. This is the same up and down movement that cause your foundation to crack, break and move.
Unfortunately, the age of your home is not a determining factor as to if or when you will have foundation problems.