Monthly Archive for June, 2015

Big Work at the house – HOuse Leveling

So we’ve had a great deal of work going on. With this post I will just focus on the house leveling that occurred at the beginning of May.

 

We had the Valentine Corporation come in and help us.  A good friend James works for them and made sure we did things right, and sensible.  For $3300 we got the dining room leveled where it was sinking at the transition to what we call the Conservatory.  James and I went under the house and finally figured out what had happened.

When the house was built, the builders notched the floor joists that went from the eastern most beam across the foundation wall and on to the outside of the of the house for the portion of the room that is cantilevered our by about 2 feet.  It’s at this notch where the wall began to fail, and they had to go into the basement and put in some other peers and a secondary beam to support the load.  Well the peers that are there aren’t that deep and so they sank when there was some water intrusion there.

So James had his coworker Levi come in, and jack up the beam to a level position in the house and put in new posts.

We had lots of cracks, but we have a level floor!! Yeah!!

The best part is that we can now rehang the swinging kitchen door!

Here’s a few pics.

Cracks in the plaster

Cracks in the plaster

 

Levi getting it level

Levi getting it level