Return to the Home Repair Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
No foundation

Posted by searskit (My Page) on
Mon, May 18, 09 at 1:37

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?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: No foundation

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.
Ron


 o
RE: No foundation

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Home Repair Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here