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 14 terms in this directory beginning with the letter C.
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Cabana
A freestanding accessory building or structure, or building component of a manufactured (mobile) home unit, located immediately adjacent to and intended to increase the living area of that unit, which is a portable, demountable, or permanent room enclosure or other building erected or constructed for habitation. A cabana shall not exceed the size of the unit to which it is an accessory.

Carport
An accessory structure for vehicle parking, used for shade or weather protection, supported by one or more posts or columns and partially supported by a unit or other accessory structure installed, erected, or used on a mobile home lot.

Carport, Freestanding
An accessory structure for vehicle parking, used for shade or weather protection, supported entirely by columns or posts and, other than flashing, not attached to or supported by a mobile home unit or other accessory structure.

Certificate of Occupancy
A document issued by the enforcement agency when a mobile home unit or commercial modular, installed on a foundation system, is approved for occupancy by the enforcement agency.

Certification
A stamp of approval applied to the earthquake resistant bracing system manufacturer's plans and installation instructions.

Chassis
The rectangular, usually steel frame or I-Beams, that supports the mobile home unit and to which the mobile home unit is built upon. The axles are attached to the Chassis and allows the mobile home unit to be transported.

Cited Person
A person or entity issued a notice of violation for a violation or applicable laws who is responsible for its correction.

Combustible
As applied to building construction is any material or construction which does not meet the criteria of noncombustible.

Commercial Modular
"Commercial modular" means a structure transportable in one or more sections, designed and equipped for human occupancy for industrial, professional, or commercial purposes, which is required to be moved under permit, and shall include a trailer coach. "Commercial coach" has the same meaning as "commercial modular".

Common Area
An area, within the boundaries of the mobile home park, that is not specific to any lot or space and is under the ownership and control of the mobile home park.

Concrete Block Pier
An assembly of load-bearing, concrete blocks with wooden wedges used to support and level a mobile home unit.

Concrete Pier
A concrete load-bearing support that incorporates into its structure an adjustable means of raising and leveling the mobile home unit.

Contractor
Someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things and is usually licensed with the state to perform work.

Crawl Space Area
The low space beneath the floor of a mobile home; gives workers access to wiring or plumbing and foundation system.