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Do you think this was overkill?

This house belonged to a relative of a friend.

When we walked into the old 3 story house you could tell the years had taken it's toll.

I was asked to go downstairs for some reason and when I did...

I nearly ran up the stairs and out the door.

There were no less than 14 of this jack and post setup holding up the house.

It would not have surprised me if this house had fallen into the basement just from us walking in it.



I had posted this photo before and was  talking to a client about what to worry about in a basement and this came to mind.

Comment balloon 12 commentsWilliam Feela • June 24 2017 03:17AM


A hard hat would not do much good if the whole house fell on you. Running up the stairs might have shaken the house down around you.

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Wow! What a frightening situation for everyone.  You need an engineer to tell you if the house can be made safe. 

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) about 3 years ago

William, never underestimate the creativity of a homeover to do what needs fixin!

Posted by Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind (EKAN Home Inspection) about 3 years ago

William Feela : creative owners! perhaps concrete blocks with re bars filled with mortar would help some on top of 2-3 feet pads. Interesting subject. 

Posted by LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea (Premier Florida Realty of SWFL) about 3 years ago

Good morning William.  I had not seen this photo before.  I don't blame you for getting out of harms way

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 3 years ago

I give the person credit that worked on this...Ingenuity or stupidity

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 3 years ago

Good morning William.  Looks like there's some serious work needed if they want to keep or sell this home.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 3 years ago

William Feela It is homes like this that are just waiting for an earthquake. What a disaster!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) about 3 years ago

The home inspector will love this.

Thanks for sharing your experience and your photograph.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 3 years ago

I would love to see the home inspection written up on that house!  What an adventure.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 3 years ago

Good morning again William. This is incredible. I never saw this until buying here in the Berkshires. Many homes have trees in the basement.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 3 years ago

It is a clasic photo Bill, I am sure that the house will outlast both of us, those old houses last forever.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 3 years ago