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Question DetailsAsked on 5/29/2016

Cost for releveling mobile home that has shifted due to flood water?

I have a 16x80 mobile home and ilive in louisiana, it recently flooded ,my mobile sits 6ft hoff the ground on blocks. Due to the flooding my mobile home has shifted all the blocks are leaning. I need it releveled. Can someone give me a general cost for this to be done.

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Without seeing the exact situation, one can only throw out a WAG. I would guess certainly no less than $500-1000 if these are loose stacked piers of blocks, and probably in the couple to several thousand $ if they were grouted block piers.


Consider future resale value/desireability in doing this repair, especially if they were grouted - also the risk of future flooding causing the same behavior again.


They may have tilted because the mobile home almost washed away - or it may be the swaturation of the soil contributed by causing bearing failure in the soil itself. If the bottom blocks "dug into" the ground noticeably or shoved out a wdge of soil from under them, then the softened soil failed and will likely do so again unless proper foundation piers or footers are put under them. If the bottom blocks are pretty much still level but the stakc just tilted, than likely not a foundation failure.


The reason I said consider future resale value is i the supports and tiedowns do not mee the federal FHA standards, your unit will not be eligible for FHA, HUD, USDA, or VA loans - which can significantly reduce your potential field of buyers, so it might be worth it (though more costly) to have the foundation built up to FHA standards and receive the certificate stating that.


Your eligibility for FEMA flood insurance may also be affected by whether the repair and holddowns are done to federal standards or not too - worth checking into that. And of course, if this was an "offoicial" flood event, did you have flood insurance and can you make a claim on it for the repair cost ?

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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OK - thought I gave you a decent response - where did I fail to get a thumbs-down on the answer ?


Here are some other links to previous levelling questions FYI too:


http://answers.angieslist.com/i-doubl...

Answered 12 months ago by LCD




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