Greetings and salutations! My associate and I were having a discussion the other day about manufactured homes. This manufactured home, as is typical, had 3 linear concrete footers, upon which rested masonry blocks that supported the metal I-beams that run the length of the home. There were metal straps securing the house to the foundation. Most of the straps were broken, but that’s another topic altogether. The perimeter of the crawlspace was made up of a wall of masonry blocks. So, the question I’d like to ask and get some different opinions on is this?
At what point is a manufactured home considered a permanent structure? What does it need to be considered such? Poured Concrete foundation walls? Welded steel posts? What do you all think?