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  1. Aug 1, 2006 #1

    arcstopper

    arcstopper

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    Looking for info on house raising/foundation repair and found this site. Found some good info. Just bought an old (1870's) log house that needs foundation. I Have a house raiser coming out next week for a look. Hope I can save this house rather than tear down/rebuild.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2006 #2

    glennjanie

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    Hello and Welcome to the Forum, Arcstopper:
    A log house of that period is probably sitting on rock piers and used to having plenty of ventilation passing under it. A reliable contractor can raise it, build a new foundation with proper ventilation and use a termite barrier to set the house on. Check his references and ask to see some of his recent jobs, talk to those owners and you will have a good picture of the contractor. It is also a good thing to talk to the local code officials before begining. Let us know how it goes and post picutures; we like 'em.
    Glenn
     

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