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Re: Foundation settled 5"

Posted by Glenn on October 25th, 2001 07:42 PM
In reply to slowly... by jb on October 25th, 2001 01:18 PM [Go to top of thread]


Yes, there is a noticable crack in the foundation
wall that lines up nicely with the end of the
crack in the basement floor. I've considered
the issues of the foundation sinking more and of
needing serious support for the jacks. The best
plan I have so far is to jackhammer a 1'x1'hole
in the floor at the "sunken" corner, and use a
post hole digger to dig down as far as I can,
then make a concrete w/rebar post that is topped
with the 1' square new concrete pad (tied to the
floor) to set the jack on. Will make the pad 8"
thick. Hopefully this will support the jack with
no problem, and stabilize the foundation in that

Re supporting the joints, the house has standard
rim joists that can be seen from the basement (no
insulation!), so I can get a beam all the way out
to the joist that runs parallel to the floor joists,
and tie the beam to that rim joist then run it
under and perpendicular to the floor joists, along
the rim joist. It will run along the basement wall
to be supported on the other end with a post on the
un-sunk part of the basement floor, with cribbing

Re the "what if it falls", I plan on jacking very
slowly over several months, supporting the rims
every 1/2" or so.

I appreciate your feedback. Any other thoughts?


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