Who can provide a Foundation Certification or Design Certification
As we mentioned above, the Foundation Certification or Design Certification must be signed or stamped by a Professional Engineer. So how does Bent Nail provide the foundation certification to our Knoxville area clients? Bent Nail has partnered with a leading engineering firm that specializes in providing these certifications. This partnership included some specialized training on how to inspect the components of the manufactured home. The training also included how and what information we needed to gather so the Professional Engineer can verify HUD compliance and provide the required certifications.
What Does A Foundation Certification Or Design Certification Inspection Require
The Bent Nail team will perform a field assessment that will take around 30-60 minutes. We will view the perimeter of the home. We will also look at the underside of the structure and the foundation the manufactured home is resting upon. We will also need to take a quick walk through the interior. Throughout the inspection process, we will be taking pictures to document the information we are gathering. Once we have completed our part of the inspection, we will contact the Professional Engineer and provide them with the information they need to provide the Foundation Certification or Design Certification.
How Long Does It Take To Get Your Foundation Certification Or Design Certification
Once we complete our inspection, we submit the information to the Professional Engineer, who will review the information issue a certification letter to verify the home meets HUD standards. The whole process generally takes 1 – 2 business days from the time we complete our inspection. Once we receive the documentation back from the Professional Engineer, we will forward it to the necessary parties.