Manufactured home & FEMA

October 15, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Posted By wayne griffin on 10/14/2008 at 5:21 PM

I do occasional elevation certificates for mobile homes. I stake the elevation to build to, then go back when finished to make sure they did it right. Pretty strait forward, usually.

Now suddenly the state mobile home inspector is requiring that an engineer certify that the "foundation" will withstand a 100 yr flood. He also wants a sealed plan. He says that's always been a FEMA regulation, but the county has been lack.

These are typically set on metal stands on a block, with permanent tie-downs to hold it in place. This apparently is not acceptable to FEMA. As opposed to some type of concrete pier, per their regulations.

It doesn't matter that the county has approved everything and issued their occupancy permit, he still needs that certification. In addition to my elevation certification.

This is all new to me. Especially considering that the county is the FEMA administrator, and they've been setting them this way for years.

To read the rest of this thread go to

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB

Recent Articles by wayne griffin

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


POB October 2014 Cover

2014 October

In this October 2014 issue of POB, we explore cities across Europe pursuing new sustainable energy policies. Also, read how 3D laser scanning produces a winning topographic survey for a high school football field and running track.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


How many webinars have you participated in over the past 12 months?
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.