When deciding upon getting a basement foundation for a modular or a manufactured home it is helpful to know the difference between a modular home and a manufactured home. Both modular and manufactured homes are factory built in sections and then transported to your lot for assembly, however, a modular home must pass local and state codes, whereas a manufactured home only needs to pass a national code. Your manufactured home is subject to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Code. This code dictates that manufactured homes be built on a permanent chassis. With Kelly Construction, your options for adding a basement to your manufactured home are practically unlimited; we make sure that you receive what you need and want. Your manufactured home can be rather large featuring extensive detail and a finished basement or small with a functional basement area for storage. The manufactured home that you choose can be fitted with the basement that matches both your budget and your dreams, allowing you the unlimited potential of a site-built home, but at a fraction of the cost.
One of the advantages of a basement is the shelter it can provide in the case of a tornado or other severe storm. A basement also provides added storage space and warmth for your home, reducing the instances of broken water pipes from cold temperatures. Your basement also provides added protection from rodents and pests living under your home and destroying the foundation. In the summer months, having a basement is ideal because it is a cool place for entertaining guests. A manufactured home that is permanently affixed to a concrete foundation tends to hold its value much better and may actually appreciate in value. We consult The Federal Housing Administration when there is any question about the guidelines and certification standards for building a basement for a manufactured home.