My next project is to try and save the small garage that is right next to my house. I have been told by a few people to tear it down and start from scratch, which I am sure might actually be easier and perhaps even cheaper (although I work for free and I occasionally can find a friend to help me, also for free)
I need to measure the building, in case anyone needs those measurements as they consider what advice to offer me.
Basically, the garage is out of square, portions of the foundation are cracked or settled, and the floor has gone Titanic on me. I actually am not worried about the floor, as
it is easy enough to pay someone to pour a new one, or I might even just pound it up and put gravel down for the floor, to save money.
I have read in a book about saving old barns that I might be able to jack up one wall at a time, pound out the damaged or settled sections of foundation, and then pour a pier every 6 to 10 feet, rather than trying to pour a whole new foundation wall. At the same time, I could replace the sill with some PT.
I've posted this question on another board I go to, but I've always thought that it is impossible to do too much research before you begin a project.
I'm eager to see if anyone has any advice. It looks sorry now, but I am hoping that with a few thousand dollars invested, I can get it back into shape!