Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

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

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

1 Answer


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

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.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy