What kind of business would handle this situation?

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  1. Boots

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    My shed needs to be raised up a good 1.5' off the ground. Over the past twenty years the earth has shifted a bit near the front and it now needs to be raised up and some new footings put underneath. I could probably tackle it myself but I'm not structural expert and it's a large shed (~14' x ~16'). I want to see if I can get some people in for quotes on the job but I don't know what kind of company I'd reach out to.. any suggestions?
     
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    cant see why a landscaping company couldnt do it
     
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    Hit it with your purse
     
  4. Boots

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    That's my problem, I don't wanna get my purse dirty lol
     
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  5. Boots

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    Hmmm, I figure they'd be good at replacing the lawn around the shed but not so much lifting it
     
  6. Wayne

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    Anybody with some bottle jacks, a level, and by the sounds of it...some concrete/sono.

    I levelled my dads minihome with those things.
     
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    General contractor?
     
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    Captain :elgranto:
     
  9. Boots

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    Dusted off my purse.

    This was the situation. Front end was sunk down in the dirt. Got to the point I couldn't open the doors fully and I basically wasn't using the shed.

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    My brother and I jacked it up and put three laminated 2x10 beams underneath it. Raised it a good 2 feet in the front :cool:
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    We replaced a small amount of rot in the front, I put a brand new plywood subfloor inside and next comes some siding :cool:
     
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    Great work
     
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    Long overdue. It's a huge amount of usable space back in action :cool:
     

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