Vinyl and galvanized metal are highly rated types of mobile underpinning, according to Mobile Home Investor and Home Depot customer reviews. Other varieties of underpinning include wood, faux brick, faux stone and foam.
The best type of underpinning depends on the location of the mobile home, as some municipalities and mobile home parks only accept certain materials and colors. Some cities also require a building permit for underpinning installation.
Vinyl underpinning is lightweight and durable. It is also easy to install, writes Mobile Home Investor. Galvanized metal underpinning, which comes in many colors and patterns, also resists chemical damage from herbicides