Mobile Home Park Inspections: What Should I Expect?


Over 21 million Americans live in mobile homes throughout the country. This accounts for nearly 8% of the country’s population. Many of these homes were not built up to current wind standards. With all the recent hurricanes taking place throughout the United States, it is important to be sure that your mobile home is inspected for safety issues before the next weather-related disaster occurs. Below, we explain how to prepare and what to look for during a mobile home inspection.

  • Inspect Trees in Close Proximity: Trees should be pruned or removed to reduce the risk of damage from a dangerous tree fall.
  • Inspect Power Lines: During a high wind event, power lines can be knocked down by debris or failed poles and place your home in danger. If your mobile home is installed under a power line, there is a good possibility that it was sited in the incorrect location.
  • Inspect Outdoor Gas Tanks: Gas tanks outside the home should be supported by a concrete foundation with anchor bolts. The bolts should not be rusted or corroded.
  • Inspect Masonry Piers: Damage like chips and cracks to masonry piers can compromise the structural support of a mobile home. You should have a certified installer check the integrity of your mobile home’s foundation pier system.
  • Inspect Any Additional Rooms or Carports: Additions made to a mobile home are often designed to lower standards. This can become extremely dangerous during a natural disaster. You should have any add-ons to your property checked to ensure their strength and anchorage.

Need more information about mobile home inspections? Worried about an upcoming mobile home park inspection? We can help. Contact our San Diego team of mobile home park attorneys to learn what we can do for you today.