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biggles 09-27-2013 10:39 AM

Sandy lift before and after
along the Great South Bay of Long Island staged one day.... then lifted clean the next day

biggles 09-27-2013 10:44 AM

waiting on the blocks 25-30 tons of house

concretemasonry 09-27-2013 12:04 PM

What is next? - Columns with blow out panels or block with a few blow out panels?


alexjoe 09-27-2013 01:57 PM

Nice and I am waiting what would be next step.

biggles 09-27-2013 06:15 PM

to pour a perimeter foundation ONLY,not the floor for the new blocks..haven't seen pilings as of yet cinder block foundations with vent swing doors 2 per side size of a cinder block.they pour a concrete floor and the doors are at that level so to drain the water at low tide another houses blocks

biggles 09-27-2013 06:57 PM

blocks going in on new foundation perimeter....... two different companies..they might be doing pilings

biggles 09-27-2013 07:07 PM

final floor

biggles 09-27-2013 07:09 PM

swing doors 2 per side

alexjoe 10-02-2013 02:15 PM

Great it is going on in a smooth way.

almazon 10-06-2013 12:53 PM

Great Job!

I have no idea how is it possible to lift a whole house like this :eek:
Do you think those blocks are strong enough in LONG term?

Sorry for those who had to come through all of this and suffer because of Sandy...

concretemasonry 10-06-2013 02:31 PM

almazon -

Raising and moving structures are done daily with few problems as long as the power lines are raised. An old small brick church/school was moved 35 miles around here. Having most utilities underground makes everything easier.

The block are actually much stronger than wood frame structure by a wide margin.


biggles 11-30-2013 04:05 AM

October build up they had good weather they removed the second floor after the lift and reframed the first floor

biggles 11-30-2013 04:07 AM

yesterday....owners looking to move in by spring 2014

747 11-30-2013 06:25 AM

There currently doing this on this old house. One women had her house done in 2 months. She also has the high foundation. She went with prefab in factory. On another they lifted the house.

cyberknight 11-30-2013 07:16 AM

Lots of places getting raised here (Point Pleasant Beach, Nj) . Sandy did a job and a half. Real interesting watching them raise, do there lower work and set the place back. They turn out pretty nice looking when done.
I live right on the beach and did ok. My place is 80yrs old but was built 10 foot up on blocks. Just lost furnace and some water damage in down stairs garages.

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