On 07/08/2015 2:46 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
Its hard to judge how hard the jack is working other than how effectively its
trying to bury itself in the ground. Often when jacking a house like my
grandmother's that doesn't have a foundation we'll have a tough time since we
need to dig down to get the jack under somewhere. I've got a couple 2x8 blocks
to put under it but the footprint is often still too small.
I learned my lesson on this helping my uncle jack the other side of the wall
Dad and I raised when he rebuilt the bathroom. We got the jack good and buried
but then couldn't get it to go back down until we dug all around it to get to
the release... Now if its sinking I'll put the load back down and crib the base
Yes, I have been there too.
The garage at the lake is open on one side on the bottom like a carport.
The other side is closed in etc and there is a 2nd floor above both
sides used for storage.
The garage is settling some and a few years ago my son and I jacked up
the outer wall of the carport some. I intended to lift it more the
following day but it rained hard that night and filled the holes that we
had dug for the jack full of water. I tried to bail them out so we could
continue our project but then the ground was so soft we were just
pushing the jack into the ground. I filled in the holes with gravel that
had been dug out of them and waited for a better day. Sadly that day has
yet to come and the garage is still down on that side - now worse than
ever. I do need to get back to it but now I need to move a bunch of
stuff out of the way so I can get to the outer wall -including my boat
which could be moved as it is sitting on a trailer but is a job because
I have to move other stuff so I can move the trailer.
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