Texas Department of Housing and community affairs Complaint - Doing the consumers injustice
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- I want to let everyone in Texas who buys or moves a mobile home to be aware that the the Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs has a rule regarding the installation of your home that will jeopordize the level of your new home. They have a law that requires a vapor barrier be installed under your home during installation. This vapor barrier is a plastic sheeting that is layed over the ground under the blocks. This plastic barrier will hold moisture under it and will let your settle and become unlevel over time. This is required because the manufacturers have paid the lobbyist group, Texas Manufactured Housing Association, to get this law passed and enforced by TDHC. The manufacturers are claiming that the moisture from the ground is warping floor joists and floor decking but the real situation is that the manufacturers are using grade 3 and 4 wood in their home construction and this grade of wood is warpind on its own after construction of the home. Let's get real TDHC, look at the real problem and quit letting the lobbyist do an injustice to the consumer.