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 8 terms in this directory beginning with the letter L.
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Landing, Stairway
An individual platform, usually at the top or bottom of a stairway, to ease the transition from a stairway to a level walking surface. Landings for ramps must comply with requirements of local codes.

Lath structure
An accessory structure of open design, having no solid roof or walls.

Listed
All equipment, materials, products, and installations included in a list published by an approved listing agency.

Live Load
A load on the mobile home that is temporary in nature and not constant like a Dead Load. For example, snow, people, etc.

Load
Any of the forces that a structure is designed to withstand, including any permanent force such as the weight of a roof, known as a dead load; any moving or temporary force, such as the weight of occupants, known as a live load; wind loads imposed by wind activity; and seismic loads imposed by seismic activity.

Lot Access
An unobstructed way or means of approaching a roadway or public thoroughfare to or from a mobile home lot.

Lot Line Change, Adjustment
The alteration, movement, or shifting of a lot line for an existing lot.

Lot Line Creation
The initial establishment of a lot line for a new lot.