Once again I spent hours measuring & leveling; the laser level has proven itself to be invaluable.
To lift the beams up I used a technique I don’t know the name of but that I discovered watching this: link. This is no Stonehege but 3 2x8x16 with plywood sandwiched between is more than I can lift, this technique worked really well.
Leveling, mesuring, hammering for 9 hours. The 2 heaviest parts of the house, piers & beams are up a month ahead of schedule.
In spite of the batter boards & strings, it takes a very long time to get everything level and right where it needs to be.
I love the fact that Ken doesn’t give a flying crap about liability and expects you to be in the hole & helping as he makes 750lb piers fly above your head. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Great & fun guy, knows his stuff too. “Uh oh Ben, we’re running out of piers.”
Filling it all back up & calling it a day
Thanks to Matt for stopping by unexpectedly and helping for hours.