Another jacking up floor question
Our house is 110 years old and has two areas that need to be supported better. The kitchen area can be done with inexpensive jacks and I think we can do it ourselves. The other area is not a joist sagging problem, but more of a pier settling problem I think. It needs hydraulic lifting and a shored up pier or new pier.
I called a guy who has been moving houses for about 40 years...he looked at it and said he can do it. The thing is, he thinks it can be done quickly. I've read in several places that it should be done very gradually. I'm pretty nervous about doing it at all, much less quickly. If I want a second opinion, what sort of professional does this sort of thing? I don't think a general contractor would be my best bet.
I guess it might help if I asked the house moving guy how many inches the house needs to be raised. If it's not much, maybe it COULD be done quickly. Any cautionary advice?