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John P. Riley, PE, SE
Riley Engineering
20 Oakwood Drive, Blue Grass, Iowa 52726
Tel & Fax:  319-381-3949
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "richard lewis" <rlewistx(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 9:32 AM
Subject: Foundation Jacks

> If my memory is still good, which on some days I have to question, I used
> to see adds in Aberdeen's Concrete Construction magazine for foundation
> shoring.  I was a steel corkscrew type apparatus.  I no longer have
> access to those magazines.  Can somebody give me a lead on a web page for
> a product like this.  Also, if anybody has some good or bad
> recommendations for using this product, I would appreciate hearing those
> as well.
> My application is a house located on expansive soil.  The walls are 7
> inch thick stone, and it appears as though there is significant movement
> of the interior walls, moving down.  The exterior walls are in fairly
> good shape.  Only one wall has significant cracks, but quite a few of the
> interior walls are cracked.  It makes me wonder also if poor soil
> compaction inside the building has caused settlement of the interior
> walls.
> Thanks for your help.
> Rich
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