How to Connect a Double Wide Home

Find out how you put a double wide or triple wide home together. The assembly on site will be when mobile home sections are joined and your home gets finished.

When you purchase a new double wide or triple wide home, you get a spacious open floor plan and beautiful Clayton Built® home features. After the land for your new home is finished getting prepared for final home construction, your dream home will be delivered and final installation construction will begin. This includes joining together the sections of your home!

Start By Permanently Placing One Section

The on-site construction crew will start with setting one section of your home. They will make sure the first section of your home is securely placed on your chosen home foundation before beginning on-site construction for the next section of your home. You can watch a brief summary of how a home is constructed on-site using the common pier and beam foundation system.

How to Connect a Double Wide Home

Check out these more detailed steps on how your new Clayton double wide or triple home will be put together on-site.

The Steps to Connecting Your Home Sections On-Site

  1. The Marriage Line Gasket

The additional sections of your home will get connected at the marriage line. Extending across the entire marriage line is a marriage line gasket that creates an air barrier between the home sections. The gasket seals the home and helps prevent air leakage to preserve air quality and energy efficiency in your new home.

  1. Completing Connecting Systems

After the marriage line gasket is installed and inspected, the team of professionals building your home on site will complete any systems that connect across the home sections such as electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.

  1. Lining Up the Next Section

Next, the team of installation professionals will position the new section as closely as possible to the section that has already been set on-site. They will line it up so that door frames and connecting systems all match up. Depending on the home and your home site location, they may use a crane to place and position the additional section.

  1. Set Up the Foundational System

Once the additional home section has been lined up, installation contractors will anchor the home and set up the foundational system. For instance, if the common pier and beam foundation system with anchors and tie downs is being used, the next step will be constructing and placing the concrete piers to which your home will be secured.

  1. Level the Home

The new home section will get checked for alignment. If needed, adjustments will be made to make sure that floors are flush and level across the sections.

  1. Connecting the Floors

Once the home has been leveled, your floors will get connected with the appropriate fasteners. There are a couple different methods for fastening the home sections together, so ask the installation team for more details. They may use either toed fasteners which will be offset across the marriage line, horizontal fasteners through the frame rim joists or bolts that go through the frame brackets.

  1. Connecting the Roofs

Just as connecting the flooring can be completed using different methods, your roofing can be connected and completed using one of a couple different methods. The installation professionals may fasten your roof sections together using toed fasteners through the roof sheathing or by using fasteners through the roof beams inside the home.

  1. Connecting the Walls

The installation team will begin with the end walls by connecting the end walls with bolts and lag screws. After end walls are securely connected, interior marriage walls will be connected with additional screws.

And that’s how a multiple section home is connected! The team of on-site installers and home builders will continue to make final touches to your home such as completing your roof, connecting all crossover systems such as electrical wiring and water lines and finishing exterior siding on the ends of your home.

Pretty soon, the home of your dreams will be completely finished and ready for you and your family to move in.

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