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Good Question!
I have been ask this also, as a matter of fact just today.  I turned it down, but I have the same thoughts as you and the same concerns as David.  I have downloaded the HUD manual, but haven't printed it or looked through it yet.  Hopefully, someone can give some ideas / suggestions.  It could be a fair amount of income around here, but I have also thought of the liability.
Joe Grill
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Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 3:20 PM
Subject: MFR home foundations

Does anyone know what it takes to "certify" mfr home foundations and their anchorages to the foundations? Basically a short and sweet, I have no snow or seismic loads, just lots of wind obviously.
I have downloaded and am reviewing HUD's manual and it seems quite involved, as I sort of figured it may. I am not sure I want the hassle or liability and I imagine they will not like my hourly rate. However, I repeatedly am being asked if I provide this service and have up until now just said no without considering it. Maybe it is not as involved or a big of a pain as I am thinking...
Thanks in advance,
Andrew Kester, PE
Principal/Project Manager
ADK Structural Engineering, PLLC
1510 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 301