This is the third edition of CSA Z240.10.1, Site preparation, foundation, and anchorage of manufactured homes. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 1994 and 1986 under the title Site Preparation, Foundation, and Anchorage of Mobile Homes.
This Standard applies to manufactured and modular homes designed to be supported on longitudinal floor beams.
Note: For simplicity, the term manufactured home is used in this Standard to refer to both manufactured homes and modular homes.
This Standard includes requirements for the following aspects of manufactured home installation:
(a) site preparation;
(b) foundations for single- and multiple-section single-storey units;
(d) connection of multiple-section units; and
This Standard is intended to be used by installers, inspectors, and owners of manufactured homes.
Foundation systems designed and constructed in accordance with this Standard are permanent installations.
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Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.