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Old 08-28-2012, 10:58 AM   #16
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Sinking Shed - Pictures attached


There goes the Caveat Emptor experience again. Keep us posted.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:43 PM   #17
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Updates to the sinking shed!
My father in law and I used a floor jack and some 2x4s and some concrete blocks to lift the shed up. So far so good, I was able to gain an extra inch or two off the ground. Everything went smoothly except for the last corner, all the wood around it was rotting, and also the 4x4 was rotted partially into the ground so while I could jack up the shed the 4x4 wasn't budging for me to slip another concrete block under it. Ended up having to use a 3ft crow bar to force the 4x4 up and then slip the concrete block under it. But I wasn't very careful and lowered the shed onto the block before it was flat and it cracked, but its still secure.
I've still got to finish digging more of the shed out, and then I'll repeat the same process and add one more block to each footing and that will do it for this year.
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After:




OOOPS!


And the jack that got it all done:


The mostly finished project:
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:06 PM   #18
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Looks good.

One comment. Since you dug around the perimeter and got rid of most vegetation, you may want to create a swell of sort around to channel water away from your shed area or else, those footing will start to sink too.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:24 AM   #19
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The plan is to setup a french drain around the front and down the side of the shed. Then on the other side of the shed to dig a channel to direct water on that side to the back where it will meet up with a drain (there are too many tree roots on that side to actually dig down much).
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:28 PM   #20
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Done with the lifting!
I finished the lifting, got two blocks under each footing, then loosely filled the dirt I dug up. Next weekend I'll be working on the drainage around the shed.

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