Retrofit Services and Foundation Repairs
OnTheLevel offers foundation repairs, retrofit services and consulting to homeowners, lenders and insurance companies for one or more of the following reasons:
What are Foundation Repairs and Retrofits?The terminology "foundation repairs" or "retrofits" is generally used to describe proprietary systems . What is a proprietary system?????
It is a pre-manufactured, often times "beefier" support system designed to provide additional vertical and horizontal resistance in wind, snow, and seismic zones---and that the design criteria has been pre-approved and stamped by an engineer. Having been registered as an approved plan with the state, a proprietary system has already demonstrated through testing data that it meets or exceeds certain requirements. When utilizing a proprietary Standard Plan Approval (SPA), plan check fees at the building department can usually be avoided. However, a proprietary system is not the only solution. An engineer can design a site-specific plan as long as it meets local codes and will be accepted by the building department. Another important point, adding a retrofit doesn't mean the existing components are removed. In fact, the manufactured home's existing supports are still necessary for the load displacement, reduction of floor vibration and for leveling adjustability. A retrofit is generally required to meet loan or insurance specifications for "permanent" attachment, wind resistance, snow loads or seismic resistance. If you would like to see a video installation of one of the proprietary systems, click here:
Retrofit services fall in the following 3 categories:
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