Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Gap is Closed!

We have been working on a foundation problem for several weeks. It seems that the large pole in the front shifted when the concrete sunk a bit. The pole itself was keeping the side of the house from being repositioned completely.  Mike and our neighbor jacked up the side of our house, cut the main foundation pole to size and repositioned it. Then they set the pole in concrete and let the jack down. That allowed the winch to be tightened more and the gap to be completely closed.

One benefit, other than making our house sound again, is that when the tax appraisers came to measure and evaluate our house, they saw the chains holding the front of our house together. They classified us as "needing repairs". TAX BREAK!


Daisy said...

Such good news that you were able to get this fixed! This seemed like a big project to take on to me. You must be relieved to have it taken care of.

The tax break is a nice bonus too! HA! :)

Pam (Rose) Beeler said...

Never underestimate the value of winches! Glad you're gap-free!

Mom24 said...

Yay! Great news. I'm very happy (and relieved) for you. Good news too on the tax break.

KathyB. said...

The gap is now a tax advantage, and a blessing in disguise?!? I am happy to see / read all is fixed and the A-Frame is good to go for quite awhile more. Now you can get on to other adventures in your sweet and cozy A-Frame.

BTW, what else would you be doing with retirement anyway?

Calming Scents said...

yeahhh, glad its done, glad about the one minds that.