I've got a circa 1840 home with the back half over a crawl space.
The foundation is made of field stone. Although I don't know what it is set on it is very solid.
Through the years a variety of solutions have been applied to level up the floor, but now I wish to do something more unified and, of course, meeting codes.
I am getting bids from two contractors, who work with engineers, but wish to think about this some myself.
Initially the thought had been to penetrate the foundation to slide in beams, but per a conversation I just had with one contractor that may be difficult.
The area in question is 33 by 20 feet.
So getting beams placed under in the crawl space is the problem that must be solved initially.
I wondered if shorter beams, designed to be joined, could be brought in and assembled in the crawl space.
Has anyone encountered steel or laminated wood beams that would allow this sort of a solution?
Again this will be eventually be designed by a structural engineer and the eventual jacking up and leveling will be done by an experience contractor. I'm trying to make sure that they don't limit their solutions.
thank you in advance.
Canandaigua, New York