How Much Does Mobile Home Leveling Cost?


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 10, 2018

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If your mobile home is unlevel, it is often due to the ground settling beneath the blocking and/or the foundation of the home.  The soil, as it settles, can cause gaps between the foundation supports and the I-beams, leading to those unwanted cracks in the walls and/or preventing windows and doors from shutting properly.  Over time, floors will also develop those annoy squeaking-like sounds, and if you leave your mobile home unattended, serious damages can occur so you will want to fix this issue as soon as you can.

Mobile Home Leveling Cost
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The cost of leveling a mobile home

The costs of leveling a mobile home will vary depending on the contractor you hire, how it’s currently tied down to the foundation, the size of the mobile home, your geographical location and the issue at hand.  From our research, for a simple mobile home leveling, it’s best to budget anywhere from $350 to $800 if hiring a professional.  Since a lot of jobs can vary across the nation, we highly recommend you use HomeAdvisor.com to receive multiple quotes from local contractors for free.  Here, you simply describe your job and licensed contractors will contact you with a free estimate/quote.

Talking with a contractor, we were given the following advice and price range:

If you are on a slab and there are no signs of any cracks or breakage, then the costs will be minimal.Around $350
If the home is either on concrete or gravel and the mobile home is significantly unlevel (you can feel it), then the costs can be higher than above.Around $550
If the house feels significantly out of level but is on jacks and the jacks or blocks are in good shape, then the costs can be a pinch more.Around $600
If the jacks or concrete blocks are appearing to crumble and look to be in poor shape, then the contractor will need to fix/reset these columns on top of releveling the home, bringing the costs up quite a bit.Around $1,200 for a single wide or $1,700 for a double wide

On this MobileHomeUniversity.com forum thread, a member asked if $450 to $700 per unit, plus materials was a fair price.  In turn, multiple members replied claiming the prices seemed fair and do not seem high; however, the foundation is either unsettled and/or wet, it could lead to a continuing problem, which would mean more time invested for the contractor.  Others mentioned that as long as you’re either on rock or concrete and the ground doesn’t move, then relevel will never be necessary.

Mobile Home Leveling and Foundation Repair, a contractor we found in Colorado, noted they charge anywhere from $450 to $550 for a single wide, $850 to $950 for a double wide and around $950 for a triple wide.

The process of releveling a mobile home

To start, the contractor will first remove the skirting, if installed, from the mobile home to gain access to the piers which supports the home.

Starting in the middle of the home, the contractor will use a level to check each pier to see how level the area is.  Any piers which are unlevel will be marked.

After all of the piers have been visually inspected and checked with a level, a mobile home jack will be centered beneath a pier to support the weight of the home.

The I-beam will then be raised to the level of a water level mark by using a water level, and the home will be checked once again to ensure the entire home is level.

The average job, from start to finish, for a basic job, should take about three hours to finish, and in most cases, it will require at least three people on the job site.

What causes a mobile home to tilt?

These homes, since they are made from a steel frame and transported to the lot it now sits, the home, once delivered, will have the axle and wheels removed and piers will be placed beneath the home using a hydraulic jack.  Due to this setup, the home can tilt for a few reasons, including the ground subsiding, causing the piers to sink unevenly or additional structures, as they are added, such as a carport or awning, can cause the home to tilt as well.  Other reasons may include:

Signs the mobile home needs to be releveled


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