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Old 05-11-2019, 06:59 PM   #1
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How Would You Tackle This?


Customer wants siding and windows painted all around but this is really the only concern. This is spring run off so water levels will drop through the summer but there will always be water(approx 6"or there abouts) by the foundation. I've thought about scaffolding but I would need 5 levels to reach the top, a floating dock that is anchored to the bottom, and of course a boom but I'm not positive I can get something that will articulate around the side enough. Jet pack?
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:56 PM   #2
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Re: How Would You Tackle This?


Can you cantilever off the rear deck, and set a pump jack on top? Is there an old pontoon boast nearby?

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Pump jacks on a block on the riverbed.

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Depending on how firm the soil bed is - when the water level drops down to only 6" in summer, not now of course - I've gotten away with setting an extension off the rear bed of what used to be my pickup. The base of the ladder won't go anywhere when set on the inside corner. As long as 4 wheeler won't sink. You could use the ladder as the right half of a pick setup to cross over the trees, and ladder the right half independently .

Actually one position on the right side looks it would do it...

If you have to bring in a load of crushed gravel, add to cost.

I'm surprised that foundation isn't being undermined.

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What's the rush? can it wait?
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6 inches only? Trash pump to remove the water and some cheap used pallets and plywood to get out of the mud.
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A real life moat, neat. I agree with pump jacks if the soil isnt too mucky.
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I would go for a tall lift. Obviously the hight will go for outreach not hight. Either that or sandbag the area and get it dried out when it is naturally low and work like normal.
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I'm liking the idea of the pump jacks, it's hard to see what the river bed is like at this point but it's a very rocky area (Canadian shield). If you look close there is a small bridge to the left that is over part of the river so there is a constant flow coming in right at the foundation so sand bagging and pumping will not work. Yes it can wait, I'm looking at late August-September when the water should be at lowest point. It's an old grist mill. Here's a pic from the front.
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I'd be a little leery about pump Jack's if you can't pound in rebar and tie off to it to make sure the base can't move too much.
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Wall brackets through the rim joist, aluminum picks, then stage off that. Patch when finished (should be able to do it hanging out of the window or a boat lol....)
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Another suggestion of winching down a harness off the roof - looks sort of risky. Though used to know an old union painter that would do it all the time.

That pitch could present somewhat of an obstacle.

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