Manufactured home leveling is a process that's essential for the safe operation of your mobile home. The goal is to ensure that your structure is level and stable when on an uneven foundation, such as sloping land or a hillside. However, there's more to it than just leveling the home—you want to make sure you're also doing it right. Here are some common questions about manufactured home leveling:
What Is Manufactured Home Leveling?
The process of leveling a manufactured home involves adjusting the height of the legs to ensure that it is sitting level on its foundation. Leveling is important because it helps prevent structural damage and makes your home safer and more energy efficient.
How Do You Know If Your Manufactured Home Needs To Be Leveled?
If you're not sure whether or not your home needs to be leveled, here are some common signs:
- You have noticed water pooling on one side of the house. This means that moisture is collecting on it more than any other part of the structure and can lead to rot in the wood.
- Your manufactured home has been sitting for a while and has settled unevenly. This could cause doors and windows to stick or jam because they aren't appropriately aligned with their frames anymore.
- You've noticed a lot of movement from inside when people walk around outside on the uneven ground (for example, when someone walks into a room upstairs).
Why Is It Important To Level Manufactured Homes?
Properly leveling your manufactured home will make it safer, more energy efficient, less likely to experience damage, and more comfortable.
- A level home is safer for you and your family. When a home is not level, the first step into the door may be higher than the last step out. This can lead to accidents or injuries when someone falls out of their wheelchair or mobility scooter onto a higher step than they were not expecting. It's also important for children's safety because uneven floors can cause them to trip or fall stairs unexpectedly, which may result in an injury like broken bones.
- Level homes are more energy efficient because they have better air circulation throughout all areas of the house due to proper ventilation being able to work properly around windows, doors, and other openings located on different levels throughout each room within your new home's structure.
- Leveled manufactured homes will last longer because they have no issues with shifting soil underneath their foundation, causing cracks in older structures built on previously developed land sites (which could cost thousands upon thousands of dollars). Also, leveled houses ensure that there won't be any unnecessary stress put on critical structural components such as joists which might otherwise break under pressure due to improper leveling techniques employed by contractors who do not specialize in leveling newly constructed homes - resulting in structural failure after many years.
When Is The Best Time To Have Your Manufactured Home Leveled?
It's best to have your manufactured home leveled when it is new. This is the time when it is easiest to level, and you will save money on the leveling process by doing so. It's also a good idea to wait until after your foundation has been poured before leveling your home. If you try to level a manufactured home before its foundation has been poured, then you'll have no choice but to pay for professional services afterward.
We hope this article has helped answer your most pressing questions about manufactured home leveling. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us or visit our website. We're here to help!