Author Topic: 108 Alna Road (Split from Property/Houses for Sale Along/Including WW&F ROW)  (Read 706 times)

Graham Buxton

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108 Alna Road, Wiscasset is now "SALE PENDING".
Maine real estate is crazy!

That $400,000 property comes with complete with this nice enhancement to the basement area:  ;)




Somehow, I don't think the screw jack support posts were spec'd by the original architect.  ::)
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If it's the kitchen above, it could be the addition of commercial range equipment which required the structural assist.  I know my viking range weighs almost 900 lbs, but we planned on it and put doublers in our joists and upsized the paralam beam.
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The house I grew up in had additional supports in the basement due to the previous owners having a baby grand piano just above...

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Not installed properly either. Must not be for support. If so, they would at least be under a floor joist..
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Graham Buxton

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There are 3 screw jacks visible in the photo.  The one almost against the chimney is under a major beam, and one can hope that the chimney  area has a thicker concrete footing under the floor pad and that jack.   But the two screw jacks in the foreground are unlikely to be over a thickened footing, so they are more or less now point loads on the floor pad.  Not really the best way to do that.   Ideally, they should have cut out a section of the floor  pad, excavate and create a new footing.  Or a redneck alternative  ;D would be to put a big beam on the floor that spans somewhat beyond the feet of the two jacks, and place the jacks on the beam to distribute the load.
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We have a couple of those in the basement, but our house was built in the 1700s so we have an excuse. :) They're located directly under the refrigerator and bathtub. (The kitchen and bathroom are on either side of a shared wall.)

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Obviously a trestle bent