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aaronprill 07-28-2010 01:01 PM

Level an shed
 
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I have an 1800s farmhouse that has an attached shed/barn on piered foundation. Some of the corners rest on concrete tubes that were added over time (by a previous owner- unsure when).

As you can see from the pics, one corner has pushed up out of the ground (most like from frost) and heaved the whole building in one direction. What are my options to get things back to level? I've had some people tell me to put some 6x6 blocking under the high corner with some jacks, cut the cement tub with a cement saw down to "level", then slowly lower the jacks and remove the blocking until the building is resting on the cement tube at it's new height.

Does this sound do-able? Should I hire a pro to do it, or is this something that could be tackled by me and a couple guys without the whole thing collapsing? Where can I rent 6x6 blocking?

Thanks,
Aaron in Maine


aaronprill 07-28-2010 01:01 PM

Level an shed
 
4 Attachment(s)

I have an 1800s farmhouse that has an attached shed/barn on piered foundation. Some of the corners rest on concrete tubes that were added over time (by a previous owner- unsure when).

As you can see from the pics, one corner has pushed up out of the ground (most like from frost) and heaved the whole building in one direction. What are my options to get things back to level? I've had some people tell me to put some 6x6 blocking under the high corner with some jacks, cut the cement tub with a cement saw down to "level", then slowly lower the jacks and remove the blocking until the building is resting on the cement tube at it's new height.

Does this sound do-able? Should I hire a pro to do it, or is this something that could be tackled by me and a couple guys without the whole thing collapsing? Where can I rent 6x6 blocking?

Thanks,
Aaron in Maine


aaronprill 07-28-2010 01:01 PM

Level an shed
 
4 Attachment(s)

I have an 1800s farmhouse that has an attached shed/barn on piered foundation. Some of the corners rest on concrete tubes that were added over time (by a previous owner- unsure when).

As you can see from the pics, one corner has pushed up out of the ground (most like from frost) and heaved the whole building in one direction. What are my options to get things back to level? I've had some people tell me to put some 6x6 blocking under the high corner with some jacks, cut the cement tub with a cement saw down to "level", then slowly lower the jacks and remove the blocking until the building is resting on the cement tube at it's new height.

Does this sound do-able? Should I hire a pro to do it, or is this something that could be tackled by me and a couple guys without the whole thing collapsing? Where can I rent 6x6 blocking?

Thanks,
Aaron in Maine


aaronprill 07-28-2010 01:01 PM

Level an shed
 
4 Attachment(s)

I have an 1800s farmhouse that has an attached shed/barn on piered foundation. Some of the corners rest on concrete tubes that were added over time (by a previous owner- unsure when).

As you can see from the pics, one corner has pushed up out of the ground (most like from frost) and heaved the whole building in one direction. What are my options to get things back to level? I've had some people tell me to put some 6x6 blocking under the high corner with some jacks, cut the cement tub with a cement saw down to "level", then slowly lower the jacks and remove the blocking until the building is resting on the cement tube at it's new height.

Does this sound do-able? Should I hire a pro to do it, or is this something that could be tackled by me and a couple guys without the whole thing collapsing? Where can I rent 6x6 blocking?

Thanks,
Aaron in Maine



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