Releveling a doublewide

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Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:22 pm

After many months of reading on here and I decided to take on the task of releveling my doublewide... Didn't get much done today other than making a water level. (That thing is awesome) Seeing what was high/low and picking up supplies..I did get 3 or 4 piers done before dark and the critters come out...Only had to raise one 1/2" so far... Checking and rechecking as I go... Mostly just rotten wood on top of the piers..

After that gets done I need to patch a couple of places in the underbelly before it gets cold..
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Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:08 am

Glad you are having "fun". As I have always said it is not a hard job, just time consuming.

Did you plot all of the piers first with the elevations? I find that it makes it easier to do it that way so you can see on paper what needs more or less.

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Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:37 pm

Yep, I remembered reading where you recommended that..Also took the advice of the plastic pan to keep everything in.. helped a LOT..

I'm done, I'm pooped...

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Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:14 pm

Those piers should have a solid 2x6 wood cap on top of them. Then wedges driven in from opposite sides.
If cap is not installed, weight is not evenly distributed which can result in failure of the block.

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Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:55 am

They do now.. The picture is one that was rotted out..