No foundation

searskitMay 18, 2009

Our house is a 1908 Sears kit built as a rooming house for the miners and railroad workers. It has a lot of history, quirks, ghosts and odd patch work, BUT no foundation. Well, there is a basement with crumbling rocks holding the house up (or sinking it into the ground). All the wiring and plumbing is original, so jacking the house up is gonna be a mess, any suggestions?

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You have a rubble stone foundation that sounds like it needs work. Call in a few masons and get their opinion on what it needs.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 8:53AM
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A large house I owned in New Hampshire had a rubble foundation.

Just rough cut blocks of granite about 4-5 feet long, 12-18 inches high, and 12-18 inches thick.

It was not going anywhere despite the lack of mortar.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 1:05PM
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