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PORCH CONSTRUCTION & SCREENING
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RETAINING WALL DESIGNS, TYPES, DAMAGE
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STAIRS, RAILINGS, LANDINGS, RAMPS
STRAW BALE CONSTRUCTION
STRESS SKIN INSULATED PANELS
STRUCTURAL WOOD ASSESSMENT
TIMBER FRAMING, ROT
TRUSSES, Floor & Roof
WATER ENTRY in BUILDINGS
Mobile home stabilizing systems & tie down requirements for doublewides, mobile homes, multiwides, & trailer.
Here we describe Defects commonly found in the stabilizing systems, cables, & tie downs for wind & storm damage reisistance of mobile homes, doublewides, mutiwides, trailers, risking lack of resistance to wind or storm damage.
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Our photo at left shows that although this trailer has been placed on a concrete slab foundation, it still rests on its wheels and on temporary jack stands. No piers, no tie-downs, no permanent support was provided.
Tie downs for mobile homes, trailers, double-wides are usually expected to be placed and connected according to details provided in the mobile home installation manual (have you ever seen one?). If you know your mobile home or trailer model name and perhaps serial number, you may be able to contact the mobile home manufacturer to ask for an installation manual.
Links to more detailed mobile home or trailer tie-down installation specifications, methods, and advice can be found at Structural Advice.
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