mobile home set

three hi this is Jefferson Brad and I

are here in Texas today doing diligence

on a mobile home park we just thought

we'd point out a couple things about the

way mobile homes are set this is

obviously a new set here we're going to

look at today this is to code and this

is very well done

so you can see this house is actually

set pretty high up off the ground here

that's because the ground slopes of

course you want the house to be level so

the ground is sloping down towards our

feet um it's what we see under here are

these cross braces here that actually

get connected into some augers that are

screwed down in the ground these braces

you may not be able to see it these

braces are roughly every 12 feet or so

under the house here so the braces of

course are for wind load and to help

hold hold the house down in the event of

strong winds we also see of course over

here the piers these piers and this

varies with code what we see running

back under the house is that the piers

here are about every six feet on average

these front two at the front of the

house are probably more like four feet

on center but when the crews set this

house they of course built up most of

the pier with concrete blocks they've

got some two by fours here then and then

these are shims sort of thin pie-shaped

pieces of wood that they hammer in just

to get you know a quarter of an inch or

a half of an inch adjustment when the

crews set this they came in with a level

and probably set the house I would guess

to sort of within a quarter of an inch

or so of level that's that's level so

the piers again typically made out of a

couple of different things that the

cinder block and the wood obviously

that's that's for the vertical load of

the house then you've got these cross

straps here about every 12 feet or so

and then running here of course is is

the sewer pipe you can see I think back

there where it connects under the house

and it's actually held roughly every I'm

guessing 8 feet or so with these straps

to maintain its slope

you need to have I believe around 3%

grade to have all of your your sewer

drain appropriately but this is a very

well done job the crew that set this

house did not just lay let the sewer

pipe rest on the ground they've got it

held with these straps maintaining that

roughly 3% slope consistent under the

house and then of course it connects

here into the parks the parks sewer line

which is basically this piece and then

everything from here back is is actually

the homeowners responsibility though I'm

sorry and we've got a vapor barrier here

that's what this big plastic sheet is

for it runs the length and the width of

the house the vapor barrier is something

that is sometimes required by code and

it's just to prevent too much water

moisture from coming up out of the house

and getting into the bottom of the house

and again typically the piers the cross

braces and the vapor barrier would be

done by the crew that sets the house

you'll typically actually have a plumber

come in separate and do the water and

sewer and then of course other crews

that'll set up your your electric and

gas if any but anyway good overview here

of a very well set house done to the

modern code thanks