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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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Lifting Blog Cabin – Slowly

Once eight solid steel beams are positioned under the home, the team places blocks in the soil to form a base for the jacks and cribs. Each hydraulic jack sits on a crib made of 6-inch by 4-foot wood rails. Six cribs and six jacks are strategically placed to lift the home up off its rotted brick piers. The powerful jacks lift the home at a speed of about 1 inch per minute. As the home is lifted, wood planks are inserted in cribs to increase their height, elevate the jacks and support the house.



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