Engineer Certification on Mobile Home and Manufactured Home Foundation Systems: On certain types of loans, such as VA & FHA-insured loans, the underwriters want the additional assurance regarding the structural integrity of the home and they require a professional engineer's stamp of approval. We are able to assist with the field inspection and engineer's certification process. The standard requirement is that the foundation complies with the HUD publication, Permanent Foundation Guide fo...More
BASEMENTS – The Low Down on the Down Under
base·ment (bâs'mənt) n. The substructure or foundation of a building either partly or below grade. . The lowest habitable story of a building, usually below ground level. The lower part of the wall or walls of any building. The substructure of a column or arch. Frequently, the applicable building code specifies that only one floor level shall be classified as a basement. A basement is one or more floors of a building that are either completely or partially below the ground flo...More
DRY ROT IN ARIZONA? YOU BET!
Dry rot in Arizona in a real problem. What is dry rot you may ask? A fungal disease that causes timber to become brittle and crumble into powder. A plant disease in which the plant tissue remains relatively dry while fungi invade and ultimately decay bulbs, fruits, or woody tissues. This entry refers to the term 'dry rot' rather than any given species of fungi or specific process of material degradation. As noted, the term is applied to different species of fungi in different regions....More