My wife, two children and I live in a 1080 sq modular home built in 2006. Our home is set on blocks on 3/4 crushed and compacted gravel My question is there any way to build a addition on a foundation to increase the sq footage. The home has been re leveled once and in the 6 years has settled very little. The ground here is mostly gravel. I have read that it is unwise to tie a modular on blocks to a permanent foundation. Is there any contractors that specialize in this area or is it just not a wise move?. My wife and I wanted to add at least 500 sq ft to the home.
All things are possible, it just needs to be discussed and detailed properly with your engineer and a clever contractor that you trust.
Stabilizing your existing home is key.
Tie it in to the new home (with foundations) very securely, with thought puit in to maintaining the seals when it does move a little.
Let a reputable contractor do the work, and be able to depend on his warranty to keep your family safe and dry and protect your investment.
Best of luck,
This may sound silly but if you are going to put a foundation under the addition, why not budget to have a foundation put under the existing building? To me it would make more sense to raise the existing building to have one foundation built that will support both structures.
Brett Barager, MSW, CHI
(A Division of Lone-Wolf Enterprises)
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