The foundation of a manufactured home is one of the more important elements of the structure. The foundation provides stability and support for the home. A manufactured home can have a concrete slab or block foundation, a raised metal foundation, or heavy-duty seismic supports.
Noticing the Problem
A crack or break in your manufactured home's foundation may not be immediately noticeable. Periodically check around the home for any exterior damage. A weak spot in your floor or plumbing problems may indicate a problem with the foundation.
Hiring a Professional
Unless you are adept at repairing a foundation, do not attempt these repairs on your own. Incorrect foundation repairs could lead to further structural problems with your home. If you suspect a problem with your manufactured home's foundation, consult a professional contractor. The company you purchased your home from may be able to recommend local professionals with experience in manufactured homes.
Contact Your Insurance Agent
The cost for many foundation repairs will be covered by your homeowner's insurance. Contact your agent as soon as the problem is confirmed, before you begin repairs in case your agent needs to observe the problem first him- or herself. Keep in mind that your insurance agency may require that you use certain contractors, so consult it before hiring someone to complete repairs.