LsFarm wrote:Grumpy's house is a concrete block house, so the below-grade blocks become the walls of the house above grade.. so there is NO lifting of his house. ...>8
I'm not so certain about that. My cousin's daughter lives in a family homestead along the Delaware River. After having been flooded out twice in the recent past, their neighborhood hired the Amish and an engineer to raise their houses. Hers was a 200+ year old stone house with 2' thick walls, foundation and all . Took out the floors on the first floors, opened some holes in the foundation, inserted steel H beams an jacked an blocked the beast up above flood stage
She said it's almost a good as it was before but there were a few cracks that appeared. Nothing that couldn't be repointed.