How should concret steps be attached to siding ?

inlandemp47July 6, 2006

Hello all,

We are in the process of buying a Doublewide that has been set up on a concret foundation, it has concret steps front and back. We had a home inspection last week and were told that the steps had been poured directly against the siding of the home, thus allowing moisture to wick into the siding. Our question is, how should this have been done, and is there anything we can do to correct it.

We live in north eastern Oregon where the Normal rainfall is about 12 inces a year.

Any input you could give us would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Karen

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alviec

That is a hidden defect.
Is it the siding or is it the skirting below the siding?
Moisture is a problem with mobile home anyway. Adding to it is even worse. Without actually seeing what you are talking about it is hard to determine. Take a look at the steps closely and see. If it is already in the siding, the get out of you purchase. You will have years of problems because moibile homes are not built that good anyway.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 6:14PM
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