Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Putting the Barn Under Tension (Jacking it up)

Our house moving crew's first task was to put the barn under tension; lifting it 6 inches and fully supporting it with steel beams so that we could remove all of the basement walls.  Five beams (40' each) are installed running North/South close to the five lines of structure (3 bents/2 gables).  Two beams (50' each) are placed beneath and perpendicular to the first beams to support them and to allow the barn to be leveled easily.  Another set of beams parallel and below the second beams are installed as tracks. They extend 20 feet beyond the barn and will support it on its move to the West.

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