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Going Through Foundation Hell

The above is NOT my house. But it may as well be, with all of the damn holes in the ground and mud and shovels and dust that there is, EVERYWHERE. You see, my house has been shifting ever since I bought it (a structural engineer found out it started a month AFTER I bought it - just my luck). What that means is that floors are squeaking; doors are sticking shut; floors are moving up and downhill; they sometimes are angled down. Cracks on walls, structure, etc. I HAD to fix this - 12 piers. One pier every six feet, where they dig underground 6-8 feet and put it downward, and then up onto the house to hold it in place for life. The pier is made out of steel and concerete.

This has taken all week and the big lift is tomorrow, where all at a time, the 12 piers are pumped upward 1-2 inches to stablize the house. I wonder how KC and Tippy the cats will take it? Maybe they'll think they're at Worlds of Fun and its the Timerwolf (the classic, my favorite ride)!

Wish me luck (especially paying this repair off!!!) and I'll talk to you on the air again Friday, as I'm out for that tomorrow!

-Dave O

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04/30/2014 5:21PM
Going Through Foundation Hell
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