I saw this on an inspection yesterday for a mobile home. My first instinct was that the foundation steel beam had cracked given the jagged nature at the separation. There were indications of movement with separation of the fascia trim on both sides of the home at the roof ridge and cracks and separation of drywall at the ridge of the living room ceiling. There was no attic access to inspect the roof structure. I was going to call this out and then I noticed the bonding wire attached. This was on the right side of the mobile home at the middle of the steel beam. What am I looking at here, thanks.
More pictures would help, but that looks like a beam cut with an acetylene torch.
It’s the only picture I have. Why would they cut the foundation beam? And why the bonding wire? It makes it look like the foundation beam is supposed to be separated. Thanks.
Can’t even guess without more info. Sorry.
Call that out ^^^ and include your beam observations. The bond wire may have been something as simple as the added trailer lights when they towed it. Who knows?
Was that at the marriage wall?
Probably to transport it to the job site but just guessing. The jumper wire is a good indication it was like that when the house was built/placed. I’d definitely write it up along with the other things you mention.
It is the marriage wall no problems noted.
Looks like it was manufactured that way. The parts are bonded.