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Old 01-05-2008, 10:27 AM  
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So, I see you've got your hands really full there. But it's not insurmountable. The underside doesn't look all that bad. The joists are resting on a beam, which is supported by posts on footings. For the most part, I'd say you just have to jack the low area up, check it with a 6' level, and replace the posts with longer ones, preferable pressure treated. You can place the jacks right on the footing next to the posts.

I wouldn't go tearing out the floor if you're able to get under there. It would be a lot of work crawling around in the dirt, but then you wouldn't have to replace the floor.

Will you be doing this yourself, or at least one other. I ask because it would be ideal to have one person underside doing the jacking, the another up top checking for level.



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Old 01-05-2008, 02:25 PM  
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That makes me feel better. So would you say that the house is stable? What I mean to ask is I have never seen the suddles walls like this before. And I didnot want to go jacking whithout asking. Do you know how this kind of structure works. What keeps it from just falling right over?

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Default Cracked floor joist

Unless my eyes are playing tricks. you have a cracked floor joist showing in the 2nd to last pic. It looks pretty bad. the one side is dropped the 4 inches you mentioned your off. It looks to be the main beam and looks dry rotted. you will need a new beam which is a project because of all the weight you are dealing with. The dry rotted wood will compress when you try and jack it up. you need to be perfectly level with the jack and on a solid surface. If your not the jack will kick out so always have a back up support for the beam to fall on. Where you have one rotted board they normally all are from the pics they look it. I noticed some mold so you have to much humidity down there. If you plan on staying there you will have address that to stop more rotting. I ran into this problem my self and ended up having to ripe all the floor joists and beams out and started from scratch. not something you want to do.

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