The foundation of your Clayton Built® home begins with solid steel I-beams. These I-beams are part of an engineered foundation system that supports the structure of your home. This system helps reduce the effects of natural wear and tear on the foundation. In addition, it prepares the home to be set on its foundation with precisely sized support beams and posts.
There are many kinds of foundations for manufactured homes and each has its own unique benefits and structure.
Manufactured home foundation types include:
Check out these quick explanations about the types of manufactured home foundations.
The pier and beam system is the most popular foundation system for manufactured homes.
With the pier and beam foundation system, anchors are driven into the ground to hold your home down and protect it from wind forces. The anchors go into the ground first and then steel straps are attached. The straps connect the anchors to a main I-beam on your home’s steel frame. Those I-beams are connected using cross-members, which add stability to the foundation. After that, outriggers are welded to the steel I-beams for additional strength and support.
Here are some details about the pier and beam system:
A crawl space foundation designed for a manufactured home is made of an excavated floor and is typically built using poured concrete footers that go into the soil and anchor the home down. The manufactured home frame rests on a perimeter wall and is supported by piers strategically placed for support points, which are customized to each home.
Here are some details about crawl space foundations:
A slab foundation under a manufactured home acts as a platform for support rather than the floor of the home. The slab typically sits on top of the ground with ground anchors embedded in the concrete. It is insulated around its perimeter, which keeps the ground beneath warmer.
Here are some details about slab foundations:
Not only do basements provide a structural support system, but they also add an extra living and/or storage space to your home! This foundation is practical, and even has various perks.
Here are some details about basement foundations:
You can use all this information to compare the different types of foundations to determine which best suits your needs for your new manufactured home. Now, see how the foundation supports your home with Clayton Unbuilt®!
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