Re-leveling is the process of straightening your house as it settles into the land it rests upon at different angles. If you live in a mobile home, re-leveling is a natural part of maintenance and is something you must take care of. Failing to re-level leads to your home being uneven and can cause permanent damage. Mobile Home Outfitters is here to tell you what you need to know about re-leveling a mobile home and keeping yourself moving straight ahead.
When To Re-Level
Because your home settling is a natural and unavoidable outcome, it’s a good idea to check the level of your home annually. That said, there are some warning signs that you may need to re-level sooner. Many common symptoms of an uneven home are squeaky floors, trouble opening doors or windows, and in some extreme cases, items shifting slightly when set down on solid surfaces. It’s important to pay attention to uneven surfaces and other things that may result in a need to re-level.
Cost of a Re-Level
One thing that’s good to know about re-leveling a mobile home is the expected cost. The total cost may vary depending on the extent of the damage and the size of your home. Typically, a standard single-wide mobile home should cost between $400 and $600 to re-level. A double-wide home may cost closer to $900, and anything larger may be pricier. We recommend homeowners put some money aside for this annual process.
Process of Re-Leveling
Re-leveling a mobile home typically involves removing the skirting before securing your plumbing and clearing out the area so workers have safe access to the underside of the house. Carefully using levels, you can discover which pillars are uneven and use jacks and wedges to realign them, installing shims as necessary. Those with the right tools and expertise may tackle some of this process on their own, but it's a good idea to have a professional contractor to ensure everything is level.
Many homeowners use re-leveling as an opportunity to replace their home’s skirting. If you’re wondering where to buy mobile home skirting, Mobile Home Outfitters has the parts and information you need to find the right kit for your home, including a skirting calculator to match your home’s individual needs.