Make better repairs as your budget allows. There are two BEAMS that run the length of the bathroom and the 12″ between them is the part that is continually sagging down farther as the linoleum continues to undo from under the seal/jamb. How to Repair a Hump in the Floor. There are several problems that can cause a sagging or sloping floor, which is one of the reasons why fixing a sloping floor is difficult. The most common place for damage is the bathroom floor and frequently the damage extends under the wall to the bedroom. I don’t believe in “weak particleboard” I think it got wet at some point. I not sure you need the tar paper at all given you are using waterproof plywood, certainly not over linoleum. A few years ago, I replaced the insulation underneath my mobile home. I always used exterior grade plywood so it would not delaminate if it got wet occasionally. Mobile Home Floors How to Repair them. Thanks for reading all the other material before writing. I know that when I built floors by putting 3/4″ plywood over the old particle board & filled the seams with Bondo I got a hard, smooth floor that felt wonderful to walk on. Particle board is more common and has more problems. just since December I’ve had to replace the entire AC unit and now my floors are getting very, very soft. Owned & Operated by WTBF Media, LLC, How to Find Mobile Home Repair Contractors & Repair Professionals to Get the Job Done Right, water on your floors or countertops run to one side, cracks are developing in your ceiling or walls, skirting has buckled (although this may be caused by ground heave). Just not sure what to do. Greg Filian MHI. I get well over 100 spam comments PER DAY so the software is set so comments don’t show until I approve them individually. Not everyone agrees with me. Removing the old flooring and cleaning the joists and other prep work takes a LOT of time. If the block or pier footings have been improperly placed under the home or are disturbed, the home's floors will become uneven and sink or heave. I think you could also plan to support that area of the wall by adding at least one pier under it. Paul what about the toe kick -any advice would be very helpful-i plan on replacing all the floors room by room Amazon, or your local library, have a variety of books on how to pick contractors that cover the subject in more detail that I can here. I have 3/4 plywood subfloors. I can’t think of anything you would learn that would make worth tearing up the belly to look from below. My husband tore up some of the floor and had to take off siding to get to the water damage in the walls and the joist on the floor are rotten too we are having a hard time trying to figure out how to re place it all!!!!! That’s great advice for the paneling issue, should save me a good chunk of change. Greg Filian MHI. Assuming the water damage to the floor is the only problem and the floor is now completely dried out, I would plan to put new outside rated 3/4″ plywood over it. Getting the old ones off while preserving them for re-use will take a LOT of time. If the area is soft, but not completely broken through, you may be able to “fix” it by sliding a sheet of metal under the carpet. I have a Modular Home with every floor having soft spots or swollen subfloors (caused by evaporation from a leak under the house wrap in crawl space) . Any ideas? Of course if you plan to live there a long time and can do the work yourself it may be the best cheap housing decision you ever make. Hi Tanner, Paul Replace Your Old Uneven Floor Cheap and Easy.We show you how to replace your uneven flloor or subfloor. I am going to assume the existing flooring is particle board. Hi Mary, Has several soft spots of about 3′x4′ each in the floors. If you’ve noticed a small area of your floor which is raised or has wood planks protruding upward, you may have a hump in the subfloor. Paul, Joan The sub flooring was good so didn’t have to replace any. Water heaters usually start leaking when they fail and no one notices until it gets really bad. If it is dry, and the shower is still well supported, I wouldn’t worry about it. There is only one soft spot (about 1 ft. diameter) in the living room; however, the 2nd one is directly under the shower in the master bath. By treated do you mean treated to prevent rot? Should we just go under, remove the damaged wood and replace or will it be necessary to remove the entire shower insert? Second, whether you put new plywood over the old, or replace the old with new plywood fix as large an area as possible. Many people just paint it white, which works, but always looks like panel painted white. Also, lower vertical metal siding sections were bulging out years ago and I impulsively just put a 2×4 horizontal on it and braced it against a small oak tree that was very close to it there at the time. (see why the “right” answer is hard to find When your floor slopes from one end to the other end or has dips and sags, it is a frustrating, vexing problem that is difficult to make right again. Any comments are welcome. My husband and I have a mobile home that was given to us by his parents when they bought a new house. When we did we found moisture and this started our journey that we are still on. Some put down a plastic vapor barrier under the laminate. The number one reason manufactured homes become unlevel is excess moisture underneath the home. Paul. Sloping floors are most often caused by normal and acceptable deflection (bend) in the wood joists which comprise the floor structure. In a new home, or one that has just been moved, the sticking door is probably a fairly simple adjustment problem. Anything that drips water onto the floor can cause it. Felicia Here is a very strange thing. Covering your floor. Then it was stated that they could go under the house and take out the bad section and replace it with the plywood that I have over it right now. I have a 1998 doublewide MH that I am getting ready for sale. I only have heat coming out of them, I have a a/c window unit. This process is called preconsolidation. Paul I currently live in a mobile home, the floors have multiple soft spots and I am wanting to replace the entire floor. And if the insulation got wet do we need it all taken out and replaced. This is in the kitchen and bathroom. If it is, the first priority is finding and fixing the leak which is making it wet. If you have to pull back carpet, cut out the soft area, and put in new subfloor, it will get expensive. I have about 450 sq ft of flooring with soft spots, so I may as well get it all done at once. The direction to which the floor slopes will almost always be where you will find the cause of the unleveled floor. That all makes sense. How forgiving is vinyl in regard to an unlevel subfloor? Kathleen. I am “assuming” the moisture causing the particle board to fail has been a gradual deterioration from humidity coming up from the soil under the trailer over the years on that end of the trailer that is closest to the ground? I am looking at buying a 1978 14×70 MH that has some significant soft spots in the kitchen and hallway(I would say 3′x6′ each) that were caused from a improperly installed dishwasher line and a bathroom problem respectively. It is all up with the black plastic but is droopy in the middle. The inside walls do not seem to be wet just the middle of the room. Please I really need some advice. Should you use 1/2 or 3/4 inch plywood over an existing floor your covering in a mobile home? Ripping out old flooring, cleaning up the joists and along the walls, fitting new flooring, & making sure it is properly supported is hard work & best done with power tools by people with experience. I’ve noticed the linoleum is peeling away from under the floor jamb that connected the faux-wood linoleum to the walk-in shower seal on the floor. Finding the right solution for an uneven floor can be difficult and frustrating. Homeowners sometimes are concerned that the home has structural defects that are creating the drywall cracking and uneven floors. Also the old section has that old ugly wood paneling for the walls, I was considering replacing it with drywall but I’m not certain about the extra wait. A home is twisted and bounced around during transport and…, My question i am going to put the 3/4″ plywood over the particle board. The number two reason your home becomes unlevel is improper blocking when the home was first set-up. In other words, don’t plan to ever get the money you spend back. Unlike a conventional home which has a foundation, most mobile homes depend on blocks or piers for support. Cheap and I didn’t have to worry about weight. I was told that the floor could be floated using latch wire and leveling cement. Is the area under the shower wet? Paul, Denise It turns out that the height of the new plywood is about equal to the height of carpet. Sagging Mobile Home Floors or Soft Floors with extensive damage to the Vapor Barrier. A hump in … Is it OK to cover this area up with subfloor and vinyl, or do I need to keep this unrestricted as a cold air return ?? Is the soft area near a window where it could have rained in? Mobile homes don’t have cold air return vents. Paul, Sheryl Hi Denise, It doesn’t take more time or effort (yes it is heavier) to install the best, so why not? I have a 2001 doublwide mobile home which has brick around bottom. An experienced mobile home contractor or handyman may be able to diagnose the best and quickest fit for this issue. Few aspects of a home elicit as much anxiety as a floor that out of level. Paul My guess would be a condensation issue from the A/C system. Three of the room have a wet spot about the size of two 4×8 sheets of plywood in the center of the room. I hope I can assume you have fixed whatever caused the floor to buckle like that. The plywood subfloor is in good condition. I have a older mobile home with soft spots through out. Foundation issues, deteriorating wood supports (especially sills, which rest on the foundation footer), improperly installed joists or sub-floors, and other issues can all cause a floor to slope or sag. Paul I assume the original floor is particle board. I would check to make sure the old flooring didn’t just crumble. Any ideas on what this could be since it’s in the dining room and not near any bathroom, dishwasher….etc? Paul Even though it will be painful to spend the money, I think you need to have the power, water, heat/A/C turned on and checked before you put money into repairs. Paul If you’ve started to hear squeaking and cracking noises from your floorboards, especially when you walk around, sagging floor joists may be the problem. They occur when the subfloor gets wet, causing the sub floor material to begin failing. In many kitchen counters the faucet was brought up through the counter material itself and when the faucet washers or O rings fail water leaks under the laminate and the particle board fails. So…. Sorry this is so long. Bobby I have an old 77, 8′x40′ mobile home blocks at one end and the front end pretty much right down on the ground due to the slope of the land when it was first put down by my great uncle back in the early 80′s. The floors give right around the vents. Moisture is the kiss of death for mobile homes so find and fix whatever is letting them get we. Also, the toilet is not solid, moves a little. So no leaks no moisture from ground any ideas what can cause this and what else we can do??? So I am having some trouble understanding the situation you describe. You may have to get under the home to find the problem. As far as the toe kick, what if you get a piece of 3/4″ plywood and lay it on the floor to see if the added height will be a problem? If it is two or three I seem like cutting out the soft spots and placing new plywood would work. Nancy I don’t want to go broke fixing this small area but I want it safe for the new owners. There is an old saying that goes “He hasn’t been in business 30 years, he has been in business one year 30 times.” It may take some effort to find a contractor who will be willing to do things your way. They are frequently made of paper and held together with staples. The moisture makes the ground soft causing the blocks or piers holding up the home to sink. … Sometimes people…, If you need to replace a cracked ceramic tile and have or can buy one that matches, the procedure is as follows. I have a rental property mobile home that was built in 1978 by Skyline. Bobby Q: We lived in our home for 22 years and recently noticed a hump in a floor between the kitchen and the living room. Currently laminate everywhere(sure it’s cheap). Leaving the water running suggests there was a LOT of anger. However, I always felt the extra cost of the best was a small percentage of the total project cost. You can use that to cut out a piece of the old floor without risk of damage to joists or anything else. paul gallion This helps a lot. Whether you’re planning to replace an existing floor or not, a hump in a subfloor requires removing the problem before it worsens. I have a doublewide and my floor in one room has swollen up, like there is a big hump in the floor. Paul, morgan Paul, Modern carpet is designed to be stretched 1 to 1.5%. Foundation issues, deteriorating wood supports (especially sills, which rest on the foundation footer), improperly installed joists or sub-floors, and other issues can all cause a floor to slope or sag. Home Depot have cabinets….the wood seems to be a bit too heavy to be supported by mobile home walls??? The supplies change frequently to meet changes in decor and lower prices from vendors…. Someone has replaced the sub floor with various thicknesses of plywood, chipboard, and misc pieces of wood. A structurally-unsound home (the inexperienced home inspector's perspective) An ability to hose down your dining room floor (the practical homeowner's perspective) In most cases, none of these choices is quite accurate. It is just week spot around my heating vents. Paul, Sande First and most importantly, make sure you have fixed the water leaks which caused the soft spots. If the wall is not resting on a joist and you cut the flooring at the bathroom edge of the wall, the wall is no longer supported properly. Good luck with it. So, please make absolutely certain there are no leaks or drips anywhere. So, the happy splashing could be the problem. However, removing the old is a LOT of work. Let me know what you find/do. There is a soft spot about the same size as the one in the living room. I have had the flooring replaced and new vinyl put in about 2 years ago. It never worked for me. I guess it will come down to time or money. One other question—when they put down our laminate flooring–they did not cover the original wood with plywood before they laid the laminate. Paul But we can not figure where the moisture came from, have no leaks . Particle board is “famous” for falling apart at the slightest touch of water. How to Level a Wavy and Bumpy Floor. Treated wood should only be necessary in places where it would be continually wet. An even floor surface effects your budget and can limit your floor options. I could never see any advantage to removing the old floor that made it worth the work. Asking for recommendations from neighbors who have had similar work done is a reasonable place to start. Thanks a lot for the advice, I’m not too concerned about the cabinets in the kitchen because I will be replacing them so I will definitely be taking them out when I lay my floor. cathy Paul, marjorie Would you suggest replacing the paneling with drywall or just painting over it? The spreading issue makes me wonder if there is some kind of ongoing water leak under the floor. My time and materials costs were no larger and I produced a floor I knew I would never cause problems. This has been a real mystery to me and I have ran out of ideas as to what would cause this. I would like to make it better and more functional keep from deteriorating anymore. Half in would certainly hold the beds. 2. You will have to decide if that works for you or if the savings from a thinner plywood are what it takes to make the project possible. Many times mobile home owners will ask us to simply cut out soft spots in the mobile home floor and replace them with the new plywood instead of redoing the entire floor. There is, what looks like a “cold air” return in in the dining room ( 3’x4′ +/-) There is nothing hooked up to it. If it is wet I would give it lots of time to dry out after fixing the leak. interesting article and discussion. I never could for sure figure if humid air in West Central Missouri (down in the woods close to river) would cause more humidity to be under whole trailer even when the ground moisture was not there. You can hire someone or try a few of these tips to level sagging mobile home floors. Seriously, it would depend on what kind of shape the old flooring was in and what kind of load might be placed on it. Would covering the area with plywood be sufficient or should I cut out and replace that area? 1. If so, I would think there is a failed connection somewhere in the furnace duct system. Thanks Loretta. Frequently the bid(s) may leave out something you assume is included. I frequently see repairs where people splice in whatever little pieces of wood they happen to have around. fred I know guys who lay out roofing felt (they are masters of cheap). We have a hard hump in the Dining room and I am wanting to replace carpet but I am afraid of what is going on with the floor. Replacing Ceramic Tiles – Counter top repair. Since it is already damaged and you have plans to repair the floor I would get a hammer and open up the area to see exactly what, if anything, is going on under it. The old thicker lineoleum in the kitchen has prevented any caving in a few spots in the kitchen but is getting borderline and the living room spots under (old carpet) is getting soft. Then plywood, particleboard or OSB is placed on top of the wood frame to create the subfloor, also called the decking. That could make the plywood feel “springy”. Tom Monette When a floor joist or joists are too long and extend past the center beam, they can cause a hump in the floor. If the hump in the floor feels spongy or gives underfoot when you walk on it, the most likely cause of the problem is underlayment that has come loose from the subfloor. It should not be difficult. It's actually a very simple process. Good luck with the project. The result of the process of consolidation is soil settlement". Your comment brings up a lot of interesting issues. This is a situation where I think putting plywood (3/4″ exterior grade( makes sense. If this is an ongoing situation, and your budget allows it, you might consider fixing it once and for all by putting down plywood. typing this helped me think about it too. 90% of the time doors are no problem because they are manufactured with greater bottom clearance than conventional homes. I don’t understand why the soft area would be spreading though. There hasn’t been any water damage that I can see/notice, nor was any disclosed by the previous owners. I could never see that removing old flooring was worth the cost/effort. It is terribly easy to spend a lot of money and end up with nothing to show for it. Paul, There is one spot in our living room that has been there for years. Flooring Problems in a Trailer. hello i am contacting you all to see what you might be able to suggest about a moisture problem in our home. If you fasten down the new plywood with serious screws every 6-8 inches you can put a huge amount of force onto the the bump and may be able to flatten it that way. That shouldn’t be your floor, Lester What does waiting moderation mean? I think you could buy or rent a circular saw that has an adjustable blade which can be set to whatever depth you want. Would laying 3/4″ plywood over the existing flooring be the most economical way to address this? Its doesn’t necessarily mean you have a water leak. An overflowing refrigerator condensation pan. Good article and very informative. I use this as a camping trailer to visit a couple of times a year while fishing in the area with family. I know that I need to find the source of the moisture and have laid a 1/4″ plywood over the spot (learned from reading the comments here) . Paul. Paul Assuming you are CERTAIN the leask is fixed I nver thought it was worth the work and effort of taking up the old floor. If I have a piece of plywood cut to fit the whole floor (which is not large at all), how do I solve the toilet issue? Unlike a conventional home which has a foundation, most mobile homes depend on blocks or piers for support. In the past year or so our floor has been having several places where it is soft and caving in. The mobile home's wood frame is usually made of 2X6, 2X8 or 2X10 floor joists. So I went to ththe closet door and cut open a spot of carpet and padding and a huge breeze is blowing up…like it blows a paper towel up into the air. It was a lot of work cutting out to right depth and trying to sand & or remove gluing under the particle board on the joists so I LIKE the idea of using tar paper over the particle board and and going over all with 3/4″ outdoor grade plywood for that part of the trailer. { 77 comments… read them below} Paul I own a 1991 double wide fleetwood mobile home. We have had all ac ducting replaced, have put plastic put underneath, added another return air installed made sure the belly has no opening. I have never seen a floor where the a joist was the cause of this. Kevin holly As long as the old subfloor is in good condition I don’t see any need to put down plywood. Paul Please advise. However, we have very high humidity inside the home, often over 75% humidity indoors. Lots of entries have vinyl or tile there to reduce dirt on the carpets. A few years ago, I replaced the insulation underneath my mobile home. There are a few soft spots in the floor, one is in the kitchen one is in the hallway and the other in the bathroom, if I were to lay down 3/4″ ply wood over the old floor my only concern would be the floor being noticeably higher around things such as the toilet, cabinets/ counter. I think this can be minimized by using a threshold strip. Paul Hello Mr. Paul, I just read my email….glad you understood exactly what I intended to say…I will take your advice and use the better size wood….ok…here’s the next question, who do you recommend to replace the kitchen cabinets? We were told our only option was vinyl sheets & i hate that & will not hold up to my kids. Fix any leaks The I-beams are about 3' in from the outside walls and the marriage wall for each half of your home. Is there anything I can do? Any help would be great!! I guess we will have to get under the house to find it. Are you sure they are plywood? The contractor told me all I needed to do was to staple the insulation to the floor joists, so we did not replace the belly paper. Would you still recommend laying new floor over this of OSB or Plywood? They are a big problem in homes with particle board floors. I am unsure how these vertical metal siding sections connect to each other side by side. If you screw the sub floor down correctly you also eliminate squeaking. The new section is flawless but the old section worries me a bit. This can not be done accurately with a kicker. We have decided to gut the home and redo the whole thing since we are having some issues with it. I have remodeled mobile homes for years and would much rather deal with them than conventional housing. It is about an 8 Ft by 10 ft area just outside the bathroom. If the edge of the tile is loose you may be able to pry it up by…, When cabinet doors in a mobile home stick the cure depends on the cause. Paul, Cleo Cat You can have the entire unit raised and set back down on a solid flat foundation, in which case, you might as well buy a new house. They frequently occur in bathrooms, under flower pots, below windows, and behind washing machines. ... with a ridge from one side of the home to the other as mentioned the first thing to do is have a qualified expert mobile home contractor check and relevel the home if needed. Your description makes me wonder if the vegetation and slope around the house have changed over the last 30 years. Given the work you are already contemplating, it would not add a lot of either cost or time. We just moved into trailer our back bedroom where you walk in is carpet but the floor fell threw put a board on top an it is working for now an front room has a soft spot what do recommend tear all carpet in bedroom put in new boards or put a board over fallen spot as for the front room do we put a new boards over the floor an put new carpet or do we have to take up floor first it a old mobile home an on a tight budget It passed necessary insurance inspections but unfortunately, I did not purchase it. Last but not least, you’ll need to install a new cover for your floor. Also, the plywood cover has gotten soft. If these are the originals in a 1979 I doubt they will survive removal and re-installation Of course cutting pieces to fit around the old ones won’t be easy either. Water destroys mobile homes faster than anything. The more details they provide the better I can answer their question. I have 53 boxes of new 12mm w/padding laminate to put down. When a house settles over the years, the floor joists can move slightly and cause ridges or waves in a floor. Yes, the floor joists rest directly on top of the I-beams. One of the challenges that an owner of an older home can face is dealing with uneven floors. Is the water heater close to the problem area? All interior flooring next to the outside wall remains dry. This can be difficult and time consuming work because you are having to cut the old floor away half way across the joists without damaging the joist or the existing floor. Sanding or planing the door probably isn’t the best solution. Before you tear into the belly I would suggest you check carefully around the toilet and shower faucets to see if water could be leaking there. Mobile home windows also have a tendency to leak and may be allowing water to run down onto your floor, where it seeps into the flooring and begins to create soft spots. An overflowing flower pot. They are getting somehow. The home has a basement where we can see the floors, and I … Christy In general I advise against fixing up a home this old with this much damage. I beleive just weak particle board. However, I live where it is VERY dry (New Mexico) and know almost nothing about air conditioners. Subfloors are an important subject in the mobile home world. What do you suggest I am so scared to take it and then be stuck with something that I can never live in. I have plywood floors in kitchen an bath the floors are swelling up please help The lumps arent too bad, but enough to be a concern. Guess you would have to actually SEE it wouldn’t you. I’m assuming it’s the joists??? Hi Bobby, In the end it comes down to: Can not figure out how to stop this from happening, as underneath seems to be ok and belly Pan is covered. Thin metal doesn’t make a bump you trip on. 3/4 treated plywood in the weak areas with transition to the strong areas seems to make sense. I doubt I would need the tar paper over the linoleum (?) And here is where it’s even worse….cold air in the winter blows up underneath the carpet. I'd suggest 2 ft deep and slightly larger than any block you intend to use. the trailer is about 3′ above the ground and I have heard treated boards shrink and warp. Over the last 50 years, the flooring material in factory built homes has changed from … as well. We just moved into a mobile home and found a leak in the dishwasher there was a lot of staining to the vinyl floor as well. This is not the way to go, because it takes as much time to explore the entire mobile home floor and find the soft spots. If the basement concrete floors aren't level, it is usually caused by foundation settlement or heave. I think the decision to cover the old versus remove and replace depends on the skills and tools available to the person doing the work. Hello! If is reasonably solid I would just make sure the screws I was using to fasten down the plywood were going into the floor joists. In addition, the manufacturers build them them themselves from a variety of supplies. The floor has several soft spots. Now, over the last couple of weeks I had a hump in my kitchen , currently vinyl. Paul have a 1972 mobile home and am repairing the floor. Patty I have a mobile home that I have decided to replace the floor in sever sections. Price :$ 25.95 - Shipping & Handling:$3.90 Painting and Texturing Paneled Walls By following the steps in this 20 minute video, your paneled walls will look darn near like textured sheetrock. Please help as we live in ND and it is cold! I really can not afford to purchase a home on what I get monthly so this is what I have to repair. At the end of your re-flooring project, you don’t want to find out that your brand new floor is uneven. 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