They were already getting after it when I arrived at 7:30 a.m.
Now that the 8×8 pilings have settled in the concrete, they have to be cut level.
First a level line is marked and then drawn.
Then pilings are cut on the line, making sure all are the same height.
Next the beams that the house will actually sit on are carried under the house . . .
and set in place on top of the pilings like this . . .
and like this. I see now why these guys are so young!!!
The hydraulic jacks lower the house onto the wooden beams, and then the jacks and cribbing are removed from under the house.
The iron beams are dropped to the ground, (you can see how the house is now sitting on the wooden beams!)
and now they are removed and loaded on the big truck, with all the cribbing boards.
Everything is bolted together with metal straps and L-brackets.
Oh and they kindly moved Azalea to the back yard for me before they left.
Time: 12:45 p.m. Here’s the crew, all loaded up and ready to head to the next job. That is one hard-working group of young men. The oldest was only 30. I was very impressed with their work ethic. Of course, they cussed worse than sailors and spit a lot, but hey, they got the job done.
And here she is. Elevation complete. Now MY work begins!
To be continued . . .