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Old 01-03-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Hey,

My parents have a pretty old farmhouse that is a modified post and beam layout i believe. We've been renovating it for a long time now and I think one of their next projects should be fixing their foundation. It's just rocks pieced together now with some concrete patching here and there. I know that it's kind of a broad question but I was wondering if there is an average cost to jack up the house and relay a foundation. I have some rough estimations on measurements if that helps. It's close to square (with this house nothing is square though) and 27' by 36' by 6.5'. Again extremely rough estimations. We're in northern Vermont if that helps for codes. Let me know if you need anything else and I can see if I can get some more information.

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I know that it's kind of a broad question but I was wondering if there is an average cost to jack up the house and relay a foundation.
Ayuh,... Something between a few bucks, 'n 100 Grand...

Seriously, it really needs an on-site inspection for an estimate....

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' Hey ' ? ? ? - common rock or cut granite block,,, no 1 patches w/conc UNLESS its a fairly large repair - more than likely you're got mortar holding the foundation in place & the repairs are also mortar,,, you'll find some good guys down in barre/montpelier & burlington area,,, caution - they might appreciate knowing the exact measurements
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Most would agree, It is difficult to estimate costs without knowing all details. I'd like to start a further discussion on the design options for installing a 3-4 feet crawl space.
Let's assume the house exists on grade, measuring 30 x 30 feet and has to be raised 3-4 feet. There is no rot, solid ground, house is in good condition....
What methods are used to raise house, put in (concrete) foundation, insulate, crushed stone....
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good questions for a new thread rather than hijack an existing tangental topic & short yourself of more relevant answers

ps - the method is a hydraulic jack(s) OR a bodacious big lever
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