- Jul 12, 2012
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- North Carolina
I'm appraising a manufactured home according to FHA guidelines. The skirting is made up of some type of boarding with a outer coating of stucco. The skirting is not done to a point which keeps out critters and in fact there was a dead snake at crawlspace entry. The foundation load bearing supports are stacked dry blocks with no concrete footings. I'm of the opinion the entire foundation support does not conform to HUD guildlines but need some direction with what needs to be performed in order for it to comply. I have attempted to review the Permanent Foundations Guide for Manufactured Housing but would like to get the report out before the end of the year. Does anyone have any experience with this? Do the load bearing blocks need to be concreted together. Is there only certain types of materials that can be used for skirting according to FHA (Brick, Stone, Block, ect? Can the partical/plyboard be used for skirting according to FHA? Any help would be appreciated!!