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Question DetailsAsked on 7/9/2016

I am buying some land and moving a 27X40 Mobile Home on to it. How much would it cost to build a basement first?

I would like this basement to be finished with a bathroom and kitchenette installed. I want it to be built with all 4 walls underground. but of course with proper ventillation. This will be built on a level lot in Branson, MO, 65616

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Here are a couple of similar questions with answers FYI - note one is about above-ground crawlspaces, one true basements:


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Note trailers/manufactured housing is available with framing suitable for a basement, but you have to design the foundation to fit the framing of the trailer unit - which for normal house trailers commonly includes a need for steel beams under the frame members, not just at the perimeter of the unit which on most trailers cannot bear any load at all - so your "basement" may have a number of beams overhead and/or be narrower than the full trailer width to fit the required support. manufacturer should have info availalbe on required supporting members/walls, but a wide-open basement is pretty unlikely unless high enough to allow for about 1 foot deep or deeper beams in the "ceiling".


Pay attention also to entry - usually through bulkhead door (for infrequent use) or a separate outside entry staircase, because putting stairs down to a basement is not something most mobile homes are designed for.


Also pay attention to onsite water conditions - any needed drainage or waterproofing because of high permanent or seasonal water table, and also control of surface drainage so it drains away from the home, not towards it.


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