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Old 09-21-2010, 09:11 PM   #1
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I have to lift a 1940 constructed house, approx. 33 x 32 ft with no floor or joists. The walls are constructed of 4 inch x 8 foot long tamric timber, vertically installed. the floor and joists are completely rotten. The home has 2 walls inside running as load walls, same construction 4 inch tamric timbers on the vertical, creating a plus sign [ + ] inside. Any suggestions on raising all walls off the existing floor? The home is sitting on an 8 inch thick grade beam by 4 feet high, no footing.

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Do you do this for a living? This is definitely not a DIY project.
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Are you trying to raise this house to move it or only high enough to put a foundation or rebuild the floor?
What type of roof and shape?
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My crew and I did this very thing a good number of years ago to a house built in 1841. I can tell you it is very nerve racking not to mention very very slow and costly. It would be cheaper to hire some house movers to come out and raise it for you than to do it with hired help. This is JMHO.
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I'd second that...
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