Tie-Down Inspection Components and Their Inspection
Mobile homes or manufactured homes are some of the weakest when it comes to fighting strong winds. This is why they require being tied-down properly. There are different ways of tying down a mobile home. The first one uses an ‘over the top’ method, while the second one uses ‘frame anchors’ to strap the houses down. During a tie-down inspection, the components of the tie-downs are inspected to ensure safety.
Components of a Tie-Down
Major components of a tie-down include ground anchors and tension devices. Ground anchors are basically rods made up of metal. These rods are fixed into the ground in order to have the structure firmly in place. Since there are different types of soils, different types of ground anchors are used to work with them.
Then come the tension devices. These components are also known as hook-ups. They are used to adjust the tension in the tie-down. Normally, tension devices are quite strong and firm against harsh weathers due to their nature of use.
Why Do I Need A Tie-Down Inspection?
Mobile or manufactured homes do not hold up well against harsh weathers and strong winds. This is why you need to have them properly tied down so that in cases of bad weather, your home remains safe.HUD is so concerned about these tie-downs that it is a requirement to have the tie downs inspected by a Professional Engineer in Florida.
Even if you want to insure your manufactured home, you will be required to go through a thorough inspection of the tie-downs to ensure that your house is not endangered by natural disasters. For these inspections, you need to hire experts like those from Beryl Engineering and Inspection. We have a team of Professional Engineers, and Certified Master Inspectors with an experience of over fifteen years.
If you require a tie-down inspection for your manufactured home, schedule a booking by calling us at (813) 358-0412.