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Mobile Home Inspection

Mobile Home Inspection in Tampa FL

Manufactured homes can often cause problems for homeowners, who are not aware of the laws that apply to them. People often buy these convenient houses and then struggle to maintain them properly due to lack of knowledge. A manufactured home is simply a caravan which is permanently installed at a location. This permanent installation needs to be supported by tie-downs and proper anchoring methods. Manufactured homes need to have their house properly supported and locked down per the HUD and Florida laws regarding these caravan homes.

What are Tie-Downs?

Tie-downs are anchors or straps that robust enough to keep the manufactured home stable even when high winds are blowing. Manufactured homes are more vulnerable during windstorms. Therefore, it is important to schedule a timely mobile home tie-down inspection.
There are two basic criteria for determining how many tie-downs are required to secure a manufactured home completely.

The Year of Manufacturing

The spacing requirements for the manufactured homes were tightened after the occurrence of Hurricane Andrew in 1990. Since 1994, the tie downs are supposed to be placed approximately at a distance of five to six feet at maximum. So, if you are planning to finance an old manufactured home, carry a manufactured home inspection to make sure that the tie downs are located at the required spaces.

The Zoning of the Manufactured Home

The zoning of the manufactured home determines the number of tie-downs that will be required to secure the home against torrential storms. Each manufactured home is supposed to be in the location for which it was designed. To check the zone for which your home was designed, check the data plate. Then, as per the latest zoning map, check whether the manufactured home is in the right location.

Tie-Down and Manufactured Home Inspection

These inspections are required for FHA and VA financing of manufactured homes. At Beryl, we perform a structural condition assessment to determine if the manufactured home identified has tie-downs that have been installed in accordance with an installation design and instructions as stated by FHA-HUD. We then issue a Professional Engineer signed and sealed report stating that fact.

Mobile homes are built in mainly two frames, a singlewide and a doublewide. Many buyers make it a priority to buy a doublewide manufactured home. That’s because the rooms are separated by a hallway while in a single wide mobile home, every room is connected to the other.

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is imperative that you inspect it before making any final decision. This inspection will help you in determining the fair value of the home.

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John Foster, MBA
John Foster, MBA
2021-08-09
Competent, methodical and clear in his assessment
Mary K
Mary K
2021-07-19
OMGOSH! The BEST customer service EVER! From my first phone call, to getting my report, everyone was nothing but friendly and helpful. I want to especially thank Kimberly and Scott. Kimberly was so helpful when answering the phone, answering questions, and guiding me through the process. Scott was also friendly and informative, and did a thorough job on inspection. Kudos to this company for treating customers like they matter!
Nick Saunders
Nick Saunders
2021-05-28
John did a really thorough inspection on a home we recently closed on. He did a fantastic job walking us through the house during the inspection going into detail on his findings. I would definitely recommend him and Beryl Engineering.
Danielle Carvajal
Danielle Carvajal
2021-05-18
As a home buyer in such a competitive market I felt confident that I had a very thorough inspection done. My inspector found several issues with the house that I would have had no idea about. My report was done in a timely manor it was clear and easy to read. It came with pictures of items that needed repaired and I was able to go back to the contractor with exactly what needed to be fixed. I would give 20 stars if I could
Robin Harris
Robin Harris
2021-05-13
I needed a roof inspection to clear an open permit from 2005. Beryl promptly provided the service and report I needed for the City of St Pete. Great communication during a very stressful time!
Torn Wordo
Torn Wordo
2021-05-07
Needed help clearing an open permit and they provided inspection services and a letter to help close the permit. All done within days of me calling. Recommend!
Hilary Grulke
Hilary Grulke
2021-04-27
James Holland inspected the new roof that was replaced as part of the inspection on our recently purchased home. He was on time and thorough in his inspection. I recommend Beryl Project Engineering. They communicated well and we are overall pleased with the company.