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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?

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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.

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.

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