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(A) Permanent perimeter enclosure. Manufactured homes designated in the zoning ordinance as requiring a permanent perimeter enclosure must be set onto an excavated area with permanent perimeter enclosure foundations, footings, and crawl space or basement walls constructed in accordance with the terms of the home and the One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code. The space between the floor joists of the home and the excavated underfloor grade shall be completely enclosed with the permanent perimeter enclosure (except for required openings).
(B) Foundation siding/skirting.
(1) All manufactured dwellings without a permanent perimeter enclosure shall have an approved foundation siding/skirting enclosing the entire perimeter of the home. Foundation siding/skirting and back-up framing shall be weather-resistant, non-combustible, or self-extinguishing materials that blend with the exterior siding of the home. Below grade level, and for a minimum distance of six inches above finish grade, the materials shall be unaffected by decay or oxidation. The siding shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations or approved equal standards.
(2) The siding shall be ventilated by openings that have a net area of not less than one and one-half square feet for each 25 linear feet of exterior perimeter. The openings shall be covered with corrosion resistant wire mesh not larger than one-half inch in any dimension. The underfloor area shall be provided with an 18-inch by 24-inch minimum size access crawl hole that shall not be blocked by pipes, ducts, or other construction interfering with the accessibility of the underfloor space, or other approved access mechanism.
(C) Support system.
(1) All manufactured home load-bearing foundations shall be installed in conformance with the regulations in the One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code and with the manufacturer’s installation specifications.
(2) All manufactured dwelling load-bearing foundations shall be installed in conformance with the regulations in the One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code and with the manufacturer’s installation specifications.
(Ord. 1999-4, passed 5-18-1999)