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Gordon
Also examine the joists (if you can) for bowing that could prevent achieving a flat floor after jacking.
Irv


--- On Tue, 5/6/08, Gordon Goodell <GordonGoodell(--nospam--at)harmonydesigninc.com> wrote:

> From: Gordon Goodell <GordonGoodell(--nospam--at)harmonydesigninc.com>
> Subject: foundation settling
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 12:49 PM
> I took a look at a ~70-yr-old church where one corner of the
> foundation
> appears to be settling.  About 6' to either side of a
> corner there are
> big cracks running from the visible part of the stemwall
> all the way up
> through the stone veneer (over wood framing) to the plate
> (it's
> 1-storey).  These are big cracks, 1/4" at the widest,
> and they have
> transferred all the way through the sheetrock inside.
> 
> The snow is just about gone (!), so we'll be digging up
> to have a better
> look soon.  I could see a fix with a wider footing or auger
> piles, but
> shouldn't the existing be jacked up before further
> movement is
> prevented?  How would a contractor do this?
> 
> 
> thanks,
> Gordon Goodell
> 
> 
> 
> 
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