In the 1970s, Princess Homes was considered one of California’s largest builders. They built home subdivisions across San Diego, specifically in the Poway, San Carlos, and Santee areas.
Although these Princess Homes are commonly referred to as modular, they are categorized as Factory Built homes by the State of California. Factory Built homes are constructed partly off site and partly on site and are built to local building codes. For the Princess homes, the kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom sections were built off site, with the remaining rooms being built on site.
What is the issue with Princess Homes?
Princess Homes foundations are now 50+ years old and the rust has become a problem for homeowners. Traditionally, site-built homes have concrete foundations, but Princess Homes chose to use a steel support system. If clay type soils are present, water can accumulate beneath the houses and cause the steel supports to rust, compromising the foundation system.
I think I have a Princess Home; what can I do?
If you believe you have a Princess home, contact San Diego Footing Repair for a free estimate. These steel foundation systems require a specialized type of repair to provide both vertical and lateral (seismic) support. Beware of contractors proposing to install ordinary mobile home jackstands, as these provide no significant lateral support. Instead, we replace the rusted supports with custom made, corrosion free stainless steel “replica” supports, which are stronger than the original supports. Removing the rust is key to a successful and long term solution.
With over 30 years of industry experience, our team is extremely knowledgable in all aspects of foundation repair including Princess Homes. We will come out to inspect your foundation, and provide a written bid, usually emailed to you the same day as our free site visit.
Call San Diego Footing Repair @ 619-442-7900 today for a free bid.