All foundation systems, new and existing, must meet the guidelines published in the Permanent Foundation Guide for Manufactured Housing (HUD-7584), dated September 1996. A certification attesting to compliance with this handbook must be obtained from a licensed professional engineer.
It means that the foundation must meet the criteria as set forth in HUD manual Permanent Foundations Guide for Manufactured Housing, September 1996. This manual requires a site specific design for every manufactured home. Dead loads, snow loads, wind loads and seismic loads must all be taken into account. There must be a perimeter, frost line protected strip foundation as well as frost line protected piers under the chassis
All molds have the potential to cause illness, especially to individuals with sensitivities, asthma, low immune defenses and other health problems. There are over 60,000 different types of molds in the U.S. and scientist have only researched a very tiny percentage of them. Research is coming out yearly that helps us understand better about potential health problems.
The purpose of a mold assessment is to determine if there is mold growth present or if there is elevated air borne mold spores within your home or commercial building. A mold assessment should determine three things:
Our mold assessment consultant will conducted a visual assessment looking for any visual signs of mold growth that would affect indoor air quality. During the visual assessment temperature, relative humidity, and moisture measurements of any suspected wet building materials will be taken. During the mold assessment one inside air sample in the area of concern, swab sample of suspected mold growth, and one outside air sample will be taken and sent to a third party laboratory analysis. Other air samples or swab samples may be taken if deemed necessary by the consultant during the assessment these samples will only be taken upon approval by the client.
The mold assessment report will document the consultant’s findings, samples taken, sample results (From the Third Party Laboratory), photographs, and recommendations on how to correct the mold issue if a mold issue exist.