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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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Keeping the Home Level

As the home is lifted – slowly and at 12-inch intervals – workers remove the brick piers underneath and increase the height of the crib supports. Eventually, the home’s 50-ton weight is supported entirely by the cribs and steel beams. Due to uneven distribution of a home’s weight (kitchens and baths, often located in the rear of a home, add additional weight that can sink jack pads), the team routinely checks cribs with levels to ensure the home’s structural integrity.

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