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Question DetailsAsked on 10/24/2017

How much does it cost to raise the middle of a house a inch and a half in order to make it level

It's wooden floor joices I'm going to put center blocks under it

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Depends a lot on your soil conditions and working space under there, but generally - assuming you mean just jacking up the center of sagging floor joists, not the structure of the house (foundation/walls) itself with typically about $250 minimum job charge - commonly works out to about $100-250 per pier depending on how many you have to do (over about 10-15 will get your price down toward the $80 or in low-price and cheap labor areas maybe even $50 each range).


BTW - be sure proper pier blocks are used, not just pavers or cinder blocks - give proper support and if you get the adjustable type (about $20 each as opposed to $10 for plain type) you can adjust it yourself in the future.


That assumed crawlspace - if you are talking a basement situation, then more commonly in the $200-300 per support range because of the significantly greater cost of the supports if using screw jacks, and the need for a more permanent footing with that long a support post.


Note - assuming in unconditioned space, spend the extra few bucks per post for treated wood to avoid rot and insect issues.


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