Pier retroft

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Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:33 am
Location: Anna, Tx

Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:19 am

In the process of getting quotes for a re-level....and all three contractors have recommended doing a retrofit tht is now required for FHA financing (sell, purchase, or refi). As i understand it, there is a minimum of two large poured cement blocks (2' x 2' x 2') at diagonally opposing corners, with rigid strapping to secure it to the frame. I am in north Texas so really no worry about frost heave, or hurricans - but straight line winds can get wildly wicked. In my particular case - they are recommending all four corners be done due to the soil type.

Has anyone had this done? Is it a earnest 'investment' or just a money making sales pitch?

Additionally, I am ready to junk the plastic skirting for metal. All use a metal roofing panel - and i know there are several different types. Is there one type that works better than others?
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:09 pm

They may be referring to the diagonal brace system that clamps to the frame, one front and one rear. They installed them on ours when we moved out of the park onto our own land.

Metal skirting is the way to go, I used to have it, until I changed to insulated concrete.

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