Ted Hall
 
May 15, 2009 | Farmstead | Ted Hall

Four Feet in the Air

The amazing house lifting operation is completed.

The historic Logan/Ives house has been raised a full four feet (48"), and now rests on 19 supports.

The perimeter stone foundation has been removed and stockpiled. The underside has been completely cleaned out of all rocks, stone, stumps, timber chunks, concrete debris, etc. It is amazing to see what was placed under the house 125 years ago.  Looks like there were no building inspectors in those days!

New floor joists are being inserted and the floor is being straightened with shims. Excavation for the new concrete foundation is being laid out and dug by hand.

Everything is proceeding remarkably smoothly.  We still hope to open our new tasting room before the end of the harvest season.

I have my fingers crossed.

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Cynthia Ripley
@ Apr 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM
Curious about the house history; who were the Logans? The Ives? How did they fit into St Helena?

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