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Can you jack up a cottage and build a slab on grade underneath it?

...jack up a cottage and build a slab underneath and drop it back down. 2-3 feet won’t do it though, you’ll need to get it high enough to work under there. General...

Posted by William Rae June 6, 2021, 12:23 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...jack-hammered and removed the concrete walkways that had cracked and settled on a slope towards the foudation wall. I installed window wells, added fill and re-...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...jack it up, (get this done professionally as it is not a safe DIY project) then build a slab and drop it back down. I can’t see how cutting a hole in the floo...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

Can my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?

...jack the building up, and depending on the situation either remove the existing foundation or fill it in, then pour a slab on grade and rest the house back down...

Posted by Sian O'Keefe Aug. 15, 2020, 12:52 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Which insulation should I use under my cottage?

...jack it up first and get the blocks on end the way they are supposed to be, that would also allow you to do a water proof membrane between the top of the blocks...

Posted by denis maurier May 3, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you replace windows in a double stud wall house?

...jack post, which is secured to the king post. To enlarge the opening, you will need to remove enough wall section to replace those studs along with the header. ...

Posted by Sasha June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses