What if the measurement is off?

Roberta_z5December 25, 2005

We just had our three part modular home set on the basement foundation last week. Our temperatures were in the single digits and we really felt sorry for the guys that were doing the work, but they didn't seem to mind at all. All went well until a few days later when they brought the third section down from Wisconsin. They hoisted it up with the crane and it is off by an inch.

They cut pieces off to make it fit, but inside you can still see that it is off. The finishing crew will be here on Tuesday to - well - finish. They expect it to take 3/4 days to complete everything. The crane is no longer here, so I don't know how they plan to either move it into place or hide the flaw. Frankly, it really doesn't matter to me if they just hide it since it is structurally sound and sitting on the sill plate.

I have to imagine this happens pretty regularly on the larger houses. Am I right? We built the walk-out basement ourselves with ICF's and measured and re-measured. When they came out to check it for accuracy, it seemed fine with them also. I guess it wasn't exact enough though.

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They jacked the addition up and moved it in place. Everything is absolutely perfect except that now everything is done and I am so anxious to move all of our stuff in. (My husband still has to hook up the propane and plumbing, but that won't take more than a couple of days.) It has been in the 40's and the house is totally surrounded by soft mud!!! We can't have the side where the crane sat backfilled (8' of fill dirt) until the weather allows and that is where two of the entry doors are.

Hopefully the ground will freeze again in the next week and we can get our things moved in. Happy New Year all!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2005 at 6:27PM
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Glad to hear it all worked out. You'll be moved in with plenty of time to plan your gardens/landscaping! ( My seed catalogs have started arriving, so yours must be too.)


    Bookmark   December 31, 2005 at 5:56PM
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