Sagging mobile home floors

Sagging mobile home floors: are usually a result of water damage in mobile homes with particle board flooring that doesn’t hold up well when it gets wet.

Most sagging floors and soft floors in mobile homes: are caused by water leaks from inside the mobile home, like water heater leaks, leaky toilets in mobile homes, dish washers in mobile homes and just plain old water spills.

Moisture Barriers Stop moisture from developing directly on the mobile home floor boards and will not allow the floors to rot, which will wear through mobile home floors and become a hazard. Sub floors in mobile homes are susceptible to this rotting over time if the vapor barrier breaks down. Vapor barriers also eliminate dangerous mold in your mobile home caused by the moisture build-up when the vapor barrier breaks down.

Insect Barrier: The vapor barrier is also an Insect Barrier for your mobile home stopping insect infestation. Subterranean termites are also a problem and are attracted to the wood in mobile homes floor boards. A vapor barrier will not allow the wood in your mobile home floor to become exposed and moist.

Below is an example of a sagging floor with extensive damage to the Vapor Barrier, flooring and the insulation has eroded due to damage from the Vapor Barrier which broke and allowed water to enter the mobile home and destroyed the flooring and the Insulation. This allows air conditioned and heated air to escape which will cause you to loose money every month on your power bill.


Below is a picture of the same mobile home floor with a new Vapor Barrier Installed, new Insulation as seen here and we will install new wood flooring over the top of the R-19 Insulation as seen in this picture which will give the mobile home owners a complete new flooring system. This will also lower the power bill each month and not allow any varmints or Insects into the Mobile Home.

vapor barrier replaced with new insulation installed

Particle board used for mobile home floors is like soggy cardboard when it gets wet and it doesn’t repair well, so when you have sagging and soft floors in your mobile home we replace the old mobile home floor with a good grade of plywood.

We Install 3/4 Plywood floors will make your mobile home just like new because it’s much sturdier than the old mobile home floor and will easily stand up to water leaks and anything else that spills on the new floor.

Many times mobile home owners will ask us to simply cut out soft spots in the mobile home floor and replace them with the new plywood instead of redoing the entire floor. This is not the way to go because it takes as much time to explore the entire mobile home floor and find the soft spots, (the sagging floors are obvious) and there will always be spaces that will not be easy to hide if you’re going to cover your mobile home floor with tile or linoleum.

We can lay a new plywood floor over the existing floor in your mobile home very quickly and it actually takes about the same amount of time, and you’ll only be inconvenienced once, instead of multiple trips to repair new soft spots and problems as they occur and they will.

We will move your furniture out of the rooms we’re going to be worked in, onto a room where we won’t be working. If we’re doing the entire mobile home floor we’ll juggle the furniture from room to room carefully.

Whatever kind of floor you’re installing in your mobile home, we’ll coordinate with your flooring contractor to make sure we all show up at the same time. If you a carpet floor that’s still in good shape, we can carefully remove it, and your installer can put it back. Once again this will take some coordination.

The 3/4 inch thick plywood for mobile home floors; is very sturdy and holds up well under all kinds of conditions and we can make sure you’re not left with a bunch of wide seams that are hard to put flooring over and we use threshold risers to transition from one room to another.

We’ll give you a free quote in writing so you’ll understand exactly what we’re going to do.

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

Tampa (813) 528-5988

TAMPA, FL 33602

Cape Coral (239) 823-0263


Sarasota (941) 448-3577


Lakeland (863) 512-2800


Palm Harbor (727) 237-6772

35246 US HWY 19 N

Orlando (407) 792-0288

4630 S KIRKMAN RD (407, 386, 321, 352)

Port St Lucie   (772) 539-5154

7548 S US HWY 1

Daytona (386) 478-7814

West Palm (561) 337-1275

Fort Pierce (772) 539-5154

Ft. Lauderdale (954) 713-9366

Brooksville (352) 398-9286

Melbourne (321) 215-4009

ST. Augustine (904) 504-7400