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Old 08-11-2017, 01:28 PM
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Hi, looking for some opinions. I have an existing 30x48 shop that was originally built as a horse barn that I am considering having the walls raised 4'-6' to fit a class 8 truck. It is well built with 2x6 wall but simple shop with a wood plank floor, a 10' wide asphalt lane running front to back, and the perimeter sitting on some type of rock foundation. In the past 2 years I put 50 year shingles on it and new soffit, eaves. etc. Ceiling height is currently ~9ft. Front door opening will have to be increased from 9x8 to at least 12x12'. With the shop lifted I would look at having a heated concrete floor put in. I am still considering going with a new shop, but thinking maybe I can make it work with this shop. Also considering adding 24' feet to the shop that would just have a grade beam and a gravel pad, non insulated for extra storage. I realize a project like this brings some problems with it. Can anyone recommend some reputable contractors that do this kind of thing? I am in East St. Paul. Thanks!
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I considered doing almost the same thing last year, that is until I went into the attic and found that my building doesn't have trusses that would support the span . The interior walls hold the ceiling up in my case
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Thankfully I don't have that problem, I have engineered trusses. I "think" it would be a pretty easy lift, and if I was only lifting a foot or two may be just dumb enough it try it myself. Going to 4'-6' feet...no thanks. I put a couple of calls out to some house movers, like Vieville and Martens but haven't heard back. I would like to get this done before the snow flies, which may be a pipe dream. I have read on here the Cobra seems to be a well respected concrete company, any others? Maybe this should be a new post. Thanks for the response Cowboy!
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Thankfully I don't have that problem, I have engineered trusses. I "think" it would be a pretty easy lift, and if I was only lifting a foot or two may be just dumb enough it try it myself. Going to 4'-6' feet...no thanks. I put a couple of calls out to some house movers, like Vieville and Martens but haven't heard back. I would like to get this done before the snow flies, which may be a pipe dream. I have read on here the Cobra seems to be a well respected concrete company, any others? Maybe this should be a new post. Thanks for the response Cowboy!
there was a guy from Winnipeg beach that did a similar job in siglavik raised the house and poured a pony wall. All I remember is his first name Matt.
This was for my wife's uncle did a good quick job.
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I think I have tracked the guy down from your details. I will give him a call on Monday and see what he says. Thanks RUNNER!
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