Repair for moisture in mobile home floors
Repair for moisture in mobile home floors is never an easy job and it’s always dirt work. Your mobile homes floor is also not a DIY project. Repairing the belly or the floor underneath your mobile home as it’s called is hot heavy work, that requires crawling around in the dirt and mold under your mobile home and it’s a job best left to professionals.
Our mobile home repair techs wear protective Tyvek suits and respirators when needed as well as eye protection.
When moisture is coming through the mobile home floors and mold is seen, we will always find split wood in the floors and insulation hanging down from the floor joist, as seen in the picture here.
This means you’re losing money on your air conditioning and heating bills and you’re exposed to rodents and insects coming in and out of your mobile home floor because animals will tear open and make nests in the damaged floors.
These are the most common problems we see:
Holes in the floor of your mobile home, especially under bathroom and kitchen floors are the most common, but it usually extends into the main floors of your home as well.
- Mold and rotten wood where there are water lines and wires go up into walls.
- Rotted wood flooring under the hot water heater because of leaks in the pan.
- Combustion air inlets for venting the water heater are a very common problem.
- Moisture in the ground under mobile homes. This must be repaired!
- Rain water that gets behind mobile home skirting.
- Animals nesting as we discussed previously.
Mobile Home Floors will need to be replaced if the damage is severe:
- We will identify any problems with plumbing and wiring under your mobile home.
- We always identify and repair openings in utilities that go up into your mobile homes flooring and stop any air leaks that will cause you problems in the future.
- We’ll make repairs to ductwork through all openings and holes in the floor to give you an air tight seal.
We can simply patch an existing mobile home floor, if that’s all that is needed..
For small to medium-sized holes or tears we can use a belly repair tape. For larger holes it will be necessary to install a new section of your mobile homes underbelly. Polyethylene is used for this.
We cut a piece of polyethylene larger than the hole in the floor that’s being patched.
We must carefully clean the damaged floor that will be patched.
We always install new insulation in the area being repaired sometimes by directly attaching the insulation to the polyethylene with silicone.
In extreme cases we’ll replace the underbelly of the mobile home.
Replacing an underbelly is probably one of the most difficult repairs on a mobile home. Most underbelly’s are attached at the edge of the flooring and hang in the middle. Pipes and ductwork hang down underneath most mobile home floors
In most mobile homes we’ll be unable to place the polyethylene over the main I-beams, so we must work in between the beams.
We’ll attach the polyethylene to the rim joist on the outside edge and wrap the edge of the polyethylene and screw it up, to make sure it stays in place.
We carefully cut around pipes and make sure they are sealed.
Please call us for any problems with your mobile homes floors. We’re a full service mobile home repair company with offices all over Florida.
Call us now for a free Inspection and Bid.
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
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