House – Pier Install Day

Take it away Ken


In spite of the batter boards & strings, it takes a very long time to get everything level and right where it needs to be.

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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.”

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Filling it all back up & calling it a day


Thanks to Matt for stopping by unexpectedly and helping for hours.

House – Establishing the Site and Leveling for Piers

Level, like an Egyptian. This method is both cheap and very accurate. Note the use of windshield wiper fluid for color & anti-freeze.


Zeno’s paradox?


Unfortunately I couldn’t come up with a way of doing right angles I trusted, so I ended up getting a laser level; which is a pretty awesome toy and confirmed how accurate liquid leveling was on top of giving me a perfect 90°.


A perfect right angle if ever I’ve seen one.


End of the day, with every mason strings finely adjusted to a perfect & level square. It doesn’t look like much but it took 7 hours to get there.


Unlike the pricy electric laser level, the liquid one can sleep outside.