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Old 11-01-2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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New footers for temporary jack posts?


I'd posted in an earlier thread about what was necessary to properly jack up a beam: Proper jacking method?

As I move farther along in the planning stages, I've noticed that the basement floor has a slope to it so that water will move to the floor drain. This is no problem for the new, permanent posts, as they'll be sitting on newly poured and level footings. However, it seems extremely likely that it will be difficult to level the bottle jack / posts and their lumber/metal plate bearing surfaces, and I definitely don't want to create a situation where the jack kicks out because of this. Do I need to pour new, level footers for the jacks as well, or is there an easier way to do this?

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why cant you level the jack using a steel plate under a pair of the legs?

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Shim the low side to level. Once you get pressure on it, you'll be fine.
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Shimming with either a metal plate or wooden shims is definitely an option. For some reason, my brain previously went blank at the thought.
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I would stick with steel sink wood might just compress under the point load of a foot (unless your jack has an absolute flat bottom).

you can always jack it up, and built a temporary shoring wall as well if its longer term.
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