House Lift Preparation


WEEK FOUR:  Lift process continues: holes were cut into the foundation to secure room for the steel beams.

Former front steps area

Former front steps

Holes cut around the perimeter of the property

Holes cut around the perimeter of the property

Because we have a narrow lot and in close proximity to our neighbors, the job was especially  tricky. If they had unlimited space to work (e.g., a house in an open field) and one that was all one level (e.g., shaped like a shoe box)  – the house could be lifted in a day or two. Our job took a bit more time.

The beams were inserted in cross-directions to support the house during the lift with the use of a crane and lots of patience.

Snaking the steel beam through the house

Snaking the steel beam through the house

Beams run end to end though the house

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