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Ineedhelp2009 06-06-2009 10:29 AM

Jacking up house!
 
A few months ago I jacked up my whole house 1.5" I had a big post on here with alot of help.

One corner of my house roughly a 6' span accross the pour wall I jacked it about 1/8-1/4 to high. The french doors around that corner are a little off. But still shut fine also a new crack in second floor ceiling showed up. Along with a few more new cracks in the walls..... Is that enough to leave alone or should I jack house back up on that corner and take a shim out? I used 1/8 and 1/4 metal shims on solid concrete blocks. So i do not see much room for settling. I hate to keep moving the house around. But if needed I will do it.

Ron6519 06-06-2009 03:17 PM

The cracks showed up as a result of the movement. It's easier to reposition the door than jack the house up again. Easier on both you and the house.
Ron

Ineedhelp2009 06-06-2009 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 283703)
The cracks showed up as a result of the movement. It's easier to reposition the door than jack the house up again. Easier on both you and the house.
Ron

Thanks... well the good part alot of the big cracks on one side closed up :thumbsup:


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