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Yeah, my 1900 farm house I had was set on field stone, not mortared, just stacked. I worked on one that had black locust stumps for piers.
 
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Yrs ago I used to drive past a house that they were adding onto. All the block piers were installed sideways like that. I don't know if they ever fixed it right as one day I drove by and it was all underpinned. What could go wrong :surprise:



I always thought it was interesting to see how some of the old houses were built/supported using creative methods.
 

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our 2nd house in upstate ny was blt in '56 ( 1856 ),,, foundation for original house was 3' deep dug trench filled w/laid up field stone/mortar,,, over the yrs, 4 addns were added all on brick columns,,, avg frost depth 4'
 
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