MANUFACTURED HOMES & ENGINEERED CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

MANUFACTURED HOMES

&

ENGINEERED CERTIFICATION

REQUIREMENTS

 

For the benefit of existing Manufactured Home Buyers and/or Sellers Real Estate Professionals, Lenders, Title & Escrow Companies, Attorneys specializing in Curative Title Issues, Appraisers, Home Inspectors, Contractors and the myriad Stakeholders dealing with Manufactured Home Titling, Registration and Foundation Requriements

While the 433-A curative title process usually involves a licensed manufactured home contractor, engineers are central to the process. The reason is that all foundation plans submitted to a building department for permit issuance must either be pre-engineered and certified Department of Housing and Community Development Standard Plan Approval (SPA) or an engineer prepares a site specific plans with calculations. HCD Standard Plan Approvals are subject to change as they need to be re-certified by the Department every two years. 

There are a variety of state certified Standard Plan Approvals that are acceptable including:

  • Abesco Tuf-1
  • CP Seismic
  • Oliver Technologies All Steel Foundation
  • Sedco Support Master
  • xi-2
  • Minute Man

In cases of FHA-insured loans and VA, lenders also generally require a site specific HUD Foundation Compliance Report aka Engineer's Certification specifying that the home meets the 1996 HUD PERMANENT FOUNDATION GUIDE FOR MANUFACTURED HOMES.

We work with a network of engineers to provide an engineer's certification if this is a necessary underwriting component. If you have such a request or wish to be a part of our engineering network, please fill out below.

Why To Choose Us?

John DL Arenden, Broker 

TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments

TAG (The Arendsen Group) Real Estate Sales & Investments is a full service, one-stop, turnkey, family owned and operated real estate brokerage, General Contractor, Manufactured Home Contractor, Developer, Investor, Property Manager, Interior Design, Engineering, architectural, Landscape design, Expert Witness, Consulting, Curative Title and Troubleshooting company with over 100 years of combined experience in the San Diego real estate sales, construction, design & development arena.

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 6 commentsJohn DL Arendsen • August 10 2015 03:23PM

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So a civil engineer needs to prepare specifications and engineering calculations. I thought a Professional Engineer seal and approval all is needed in California.   It is good to know


Sam Shueh

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 3 years ago

Sam Shueh Don't want to mislead you. If by chance the foundation system is not one that's recognized or registered with HCD then yest an engineer either structural or civil would need to calc out his/her own. However, if it's an approved system then all an engineer would need to do is validate the date of certification and he could stamp it. Hope this helps.

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) over 3 years ago

Thanks for your update. I have a PE license often I try not to be a one man show as lawyers can challenge ---conflict of interest......

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 3 years ago

Sam Shueh Don't let that stop ya. I have so many liceneses I quit counting them. Besides the more credentials you have the better if you ever want to do any expert witness work. 

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) over 3 years ago

John, I did an foundation where the piers that was all home done mortared stone and sent it to the PE and thought this ain't going to fly, but it did ;)

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) over 3 years ago

Donald Hester Some engineers will do anything for a buck. There is a minimum protocol that should be followed, however, not all engineers adhere to it.  We only use engineers that have long time direct experience with MH's Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) over 3 years ago

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