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Re-level Mobile Home Floor

Does your Mobile Home floor need to be re-leveled

If your mobile home has doors that stick, windows that are hard to open, or cracks in floors; these are just a few signs of a mobile home floor that needs to be re leveled. These are the same signs that conventional homes have when foundations settle. Drywall cracks and broken tile are other common signs.mobile home re-leveling

These are other common signs that your mobile home needs to be re leveled

  • If water on floors and countertops runs to one side instead of making a puddle
  • You see cracks in your ceiling or walls
  • Mobile home skirting buckles or blocks crack and move
    Squeaking floors
  • If you notice anchor straps that are not tightened down

The main reason reason mobile homes need to be re-leveled is moisture underneath your home because of hole and rotting of vapor barriers. Wet ground also causes the blocks or piers holding up your mobile home to sink.re-level mobile home

Blocks that are out of level or loose anchor straps are signs that your mobile home may need re-leveling.
Another common reason for your home being out of level is it was not installed properly when the mobile home was first set-up.

If there is no solid support underneath the leveling blocks, or the shims being used aren’t made of concrete or hardwood; they will compress overtime, or they may not have enough blocks in place for the mobile homes  frame.

Properly installed mobile homes set on concrete footings should not need re-leveling for years to come, but a hurricane or flooding conditions can change this. If your mobile home is set on footings that aren’t large enough, your mobile could sink over time. sink.

Florida Anchor and Barrier performs Free Inspections to see if your mobile home needs to be leveled.

If your mobile home is out of level, you should have it re-leveled as soon as possible. Mobile Homes that are out of level place an stress on certain areas of the frame, which can cause permanent damage.

 

Florida Anchor & Barrier has offices throughout central and southern Florida.

Tampa                                (813) 528-5988

503 E JACKSON ST
TAMPA, FL  33602

Cape Coral                         (239) 823-0263

1217 E CAPE CORAL PKWY
CAPE CORAL, FL 33904

Sarasota                             (941) 448-3577

7350 S TAMIAMI TRAIL
SARASOTA, FL  32431

Lakeland                            (863) 512-2800

3616 HARDEN BLVD
LAKELAND, FL   33803

Palm Harbor                      (727) 237-6772

35246 US HWY 19 N
PALM HARBOR, FL   34684

Orlando                             (407) 792-0288

4630 S KIRKMAN RD                        (407, 386, 321, 352)
ORLANDO, FL   32811

Port St Lucie             

7548 S US HWY 1                              (561, 954, 772)
PORT ST LUCIE, FL    34952

Daytona                            (386) 478-7814

West Palm                         (561) 337-1275

Fort Pierce                       (772) 539-5154

Ft. Lauderdale                 (954) 713-9366

Brooksville                       (352) 398-9286

Mobile Home vapor barrier Inspection

Mobile Home vapor barrier Inspection, is our specialty. Florida Anchor and Barrier specializes in the repair of the underside of mobile homes.

When the vapor barrier breaks down as it will over time, the Insulation which is so important for retaining heat and cool air in the summer can escape. This picture below shows you what happens when the vapor barrier breaks down.vaporbarrier

We will always take pictures to show you exactly what’s going on underneath your mobile home.

This vapor barrier and insulation needs to be fixed right away because it will allow the floors to become soft and rot as well as create the perfect environment for mold and mildew which is dangerous for you and your families health.

We will remove the old worn out insulation and replace it R-13 Insulation and a layer of Black Polyethylene which is what is called for in the building codes of all the building departments in Florida. 

The underside of the mobile is called many different names, underbelly, bottom wrap, belly, barrier, just to name a few. The bottom of the floor in your mobile home is very important to making sure the mobile home stays dry and structurally sound because it protects the insulation as we discussed and keeps out pests!

Rats, ants, fleas and, termites, can make living in your manufactured or mobile home extremely uncomfortable and installing a new vapor barrier and insulation will shut them out for good.

We always inspect the bottom of your mobile home for the obvious signs of holes, rips, or tears in the old vapor barrier, as well as signs of rodents, insects and damage from moisture.

Replacing vapor barriers on mobile homes is hard and hot work that requires crawling around under your mobile home in some pretty nasty areas, so we recommend this job be done by professionals.

Call us anytime and we’ll give you a Free Inspection of your mobile Home in Tampa, Clearwater or any of the cities we serve in Florida listed below.

Florida Anchor & Barrier has offices throughout central and southern Florida.

Tampa (813) 528-5988

503 E JACKSON ST
TAMPA, FL 33602

Cape Coral (239) 823-0263

1217 E CAPE CORAL PKWY
CAPE CORAL, FL 33904

Sarasota (941) 448-3577

7350 S TAMIAMI TRAIL
SARASOTA, FL 32431

Lakeland (863) 512-2800

3616 HARDEN BLVD
LAKELAND, FL 33803

Palm Harbor (727) 237-6772

35246 US HWY 19 N
PALM HARBOR, FL 34684

Orlando (407) 792-0288

4630 S KIRKMAN RD (407, 386, 321, 352)
ORLANDO, FL 32811

Port St Lucie

7548 S US HWY 1 (561, 954, 772)
PORT ST LUCIE, FL 34952

Daytona (386) 478-7814

West Palm (561) 337-1275

Fort Pierce (772) 539-5154

Ft. Lauderdale (954) 713-9366

Brooksville (352) 398-9286