Below are some glossary of terms for our FHA, HUD, and VA manufactured home foundation engineering certifications and inspections. If you can not find you answer here, please also go to our Fequently Asked Questions page.

Glossary of Terms

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There are currently 3 terms in this directory beginning with the letter V.

Vapor Barrier
A vapor barrier is used to prevent or limit the amount of moisture which may rise upward from the ground through a crawlspace area. A vapor barrier is desirable when people and/or animals are intended to inhabit an area on a regular basis. It helps ensure proper insulation and function for surfaces such as tile, carpet, etc. It also prevents condensation from building up and also helps to deter mold.

A failure to conform to the requirements, or any other applicable provision of law.

Violation, Maintenance
A violation discovered during a maintenance inspection.