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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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Positioning Support Beams

Step one in the lifting process is to excavate soil around and slide steel beams underneath the home. The 54-pound, 10-inch beams support and level the home plus provide a base under which Matyiko and his team build jack pads. According to Matyiko, experience and a bit of science are required to determine the critical points at which jack pads are positioned to keep the structure stable during the lifting process.

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