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Old 03-07-2008, 06:46 PM   #16
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Ayuh,.....

But if you don't Lift the Whole Structure,+ support it from away from the footprint,...
You're setting yourself up to Slide the Whole thing down the hill,....
When all the uphill supporting area Falls into your Dig.....
You need a fair bit of Distance between the earth supporting the structure,+ the earth you're Digging......
Especially on a Sidehill.....

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Old 03-07-2008, 07:41 PM   #17
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Maybe I didn't explain it properly, I'm not raising it. It sits on the side of a hill with the back of the house resting on the hill. The front is about 4 feet off the ground. I want to hold up the front so I can dig out underneath to build a room for my utilities. I don't think using ties for cribbing and a good beam under the front is unsafe or too difficult to do.
billybarty.......you explained enough and came here looking for good advise....you've been given it but you're not listening. Bondo explained what we've all tried to tell you. Your house needs to be COMPLETELY supported above the ground you are about to disturb, those supports need to be set at an approved distance from the work area so that when you do disturb the ground no excess pressure is placed on the weakened ground by any part of the house or supports. Otherwise you might just as well tie a set of skis underneath it and wave it bye-bye.
You're looking for an easy and cheap way of doing this, there isn't one. There's only a right way. Again, go to a pro and have them do it right.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:01 AM   #18
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There is about 10 feet of structure that will still be sitting on the slope away from the excavated dirt. Thanks for the advice

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