02:46PM | 03/09/04
Member Since: 03/08/04
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I am evaluating purchasing a Modular Home which turns out it doesn't have a foundation, thus the loan funding options are limited - plus I live in earthquake territory. This seems to be the only drawback with this house.

Any ideas of costs for retrofitting a foundation for a 1200 sq ft Modular home would be helpful.

Quotes for contractor's in the Southern California region would also be appreciated.!

Need to evaluate options fast..


06:43AM | 03/10/04
Member Since: 03/06/04
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it is fairly easy to put in a permanent foundation (you actually already have a foundation - the support jacks). In your case, you just need to move the house, build the foundation and move the house back onto the foundation. You could use a reinforced block foundation. contact your city/county building dept about minimum foundation requirements. The biggest problem will be earthquake connections between the house and the foundation. you will need to contact the home manuf about those details. You are looking in the range of 10 to 20K in cost.
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