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Old 01-08-2007, 05:30 PM  
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Originally Posted by glennjanie View Post
The existing piers have held the house for 60 years, they certainly can hold it for several more years.
Well actully they didn't hold it up or the house would still be level.

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Old 01-08-2007, 06:51 PM  
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None of this will get to happen. City officials held a meeting tonight and they're going to tear down the house. It's been idle for six years but when I try to go in and fix it up they decide to make a move.
I'll remember who to campaign against next time.

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Old 01-17-2009, 12:45 PM  
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Default raising your house

Who did you get a $3500 quote from?
I need a reasonable price to just lift my house another 2 or 3 feet.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:30 PM  
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Originally Posted by snakedugan View Post
Who did you get a $3500 quote from?
I need a reasonable price to just lift my house another 2 or 3 feet.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:54 PM  
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just a little note on your problem. i raised our house about 7 inches. i used 4 20ton jacks and raised each support beam about a 1/4in at a time. it took about 4 day's to do this. i took my time so i would have less cracking in the drywall. we have about 4 1/2 feet of clearance in the dug out. i used 8x8 pressure treated beams centered on cement pads. at the time i should of replaced the main support beams do to carpentar ants. 4 years later this is my new plan. i'm not a pro, just a dyi'er. if you have the time and patience this is fairly simple. just don't get in a rush. i skirted the house with pressure treated ply-wood on a 2x4 frame. of course insulation and vapor-barrier. do to the frost the house still shifts, but remains fairly level. the house is only 800 square feet, so i used 2 large vents per side. to this day it remains dry and odour free. if you want to save money this is they way to go. i didn't need a city permit so i saved alot of money doing it myself. if you would like to contact me my e-mail is if not good luck

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