One of the most common maintenance problems with the mobile home is a damaged or rotten floor. The problem is worse in older homes because of the use of particle board. Particleboard is roughly compacted sawdust, held with glue and when wet, it begins to disintegrate. Thus, because of plumbing leaks, moisture, etc., soil remediation is a permanent chore. Over the years, manufacturers, in accordance with government codes, have raised the standards for mobile homes and newer models are much more resilient than older ones. Subfloors are now made primarily from plywood that is more moisture resistant than particle board. Ground repairs are fairly simple, depending on the size and location. Tools and Materials Needed:
- Circular Saw
- Lever Bar
- Hammer and Nails (Common # 8)
- Screw Gun
- 2×4 Pieces
L & H Thickness of the plywood should match the floor. It will likely be 3/4 "but you will not know for sure until you cut it. 2×4 parts should be used as support but may not be necessary The following steps will guide you through the 19659009] Remove the floor covering.If it is carpet, you may be able to roll it back to reuse it after repairing it.However, it? is tiled or linoleum, it will most likely be ruined and unusable.
Congratulations, you have completed the ground repair. Replace the floor covering or install a new one. If large areas of the floor are damaged, it may be easier and more effective to coat the plywood over the entire surface rather than trying to cover several small areas.