Foundation Replacement


Concrete Pump Truck

Pouring concrete for the new foundation.

Ever wonder how a foundation is replaced when there is a house sitting on top of it?  The answer is “very carefully”. In Hope the MCC crew is replacing an old stone foundation under a sizable farmhouse. The new foundation is a poured 10” thick concrete wall with an authentic granite foundation cap.

Cribbing holding the house up

Cribbing holding the house up

To do this the home must be lifted off the old foundation with cribbing which is a system of carefully stacked wood.  Pictured is the home held up by cribbing and the concrete being poured from a concrete mixer.

The chimneys need cribbing too as they are lifted from the foundation.

The chimneys need cribbing too as they are lifted from the foundation.

Concrete Basement Slab

Concrete Basement Slab

Other improvements that are being made include new a perimeter drainage system for the inside and outside of the foundation walls, a new basement slab (pictured), and the replacement of rotten sills, beams, floor joists and posts.  Excavated material will also be used to construct a new stone retaining wall on the backside of the house to help control surface water runoff.

Finished Concrete Slab

Finished Concrete Slab

Maine Coast Construction has been custom-building, renovating and restoring fine homes and commercial buildings in Mid-Coast Maine since 1968.  For updates on Maine Coast Construction’s latest projects in the Mid Coast, please visit mainecoastconstruction.com

 

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