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Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor
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How are the bottle neck jacks inserted between the sill and

Customer Question

How are the bottle neck jacks inserted between the sill and the foundation?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Eddie replied 1 year ago.

Hi Nat...............they aren't..............if you go back and read the original they are used on the long temporary partition wall with 4 x 4 or 6 x 6 posts to jack up the whole house which would be parallel and two feet away

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Then they would have to be on our property side, not the dirt side where the excavation is going on, correct?
Expert:  Eddie replied 1 year ago.

yes that's why it might be important to get that pour done and then you'll have a good base to jack up the house instead of the 2 x 12's in that mud

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just a quick injury: how can we ensure that the wall is leveled, or are we hoping that the pony wall will level the slumped wall out someway? somehow? (We tried using a laser level, but it’s too difficult to see any points of reference now that the foundation wall is covering up the sill (on the construction side).)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Or do we just rough it by waiting for the slump in the interior wall floor to rise up enough? The slump seems to be focused near the light well which is in the center of the property.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Eddie,How do we know how much to jack up the wall so that it is balanced? We thought about using a laser level on the construction side, but the new foundation is in the way.