Old Farmhouse in Red Oak TX

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Phil Randazzo, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Mar 19, 2007 #1

    Phil Randazzo

    Phil Randazzo

    Phil Randazzo

    New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just found this site, thoght I'd try it out. I'm contemplating a DIY house levelling project on a 1920's pier and beam that's 16" too low. Any ideas?
     
  2. Mar 21, 2007 #2

    glennjanie

    glennjanie

    glennjanie

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,990
    Likes Received:
    4
    Welcome Phil:
    It takes lots of jacks to raise a house (5ton Minimum). Set a row of jacks under a beam and raise it about 1" and block it, move to another beam and repeat, continue until the beams are all raised and start over again. It is a good idea to check the floors occasionally to make sure they are staying level. Some small adjustments here and there may be necessary to keep it all level. This is best not done in high winds or rainy weather because the house will be very unstable.
    Glenn
     

Share This Page