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Blog Cabin 2011: House Lifting

A team of construction professionals lifts Blog Cabin 2011 seven feet above the flood plain in preparation for construction of a new foundation.

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Sinking Into the Tidewater Soil

After more than 100 years, tidewater soil has swallowed and rotted the home’s brick piers. The first step in the renovation process is to replace the foundation and raise the home to a safe level above the flood plain. Raising the 50-ton landmark home and lowering it back down to five feet above its current location will require the skills of Jim Matyiko and his team at Expert House Movers of VA.

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