Man oh man - what a saga!! Have you tried googling a log home association?? It occurred to me that if there was an association of log home owners in BC, that they might have a pool of insurance through someone...associations in a pool spreads the risk much easier and results in cheaper pricing...if there isn't one, think about starting one...get a couple of hundred log home owners to join and then take that group to a broker...you can bet that for the commission on something like that, a broker will find you a deal...something to think about in the future if you do get into this home.As far as lifting the house....super super expensive! You might be better off thinking "grouting" the existing foundation...that's where they inject concrete under it, like when they lift a sinking slab. You'd need an engineer to determine if it can be done.
I agree with Mug, lifting the house would cost WAY WAY more than $40,000! My neighbour just put in a concrete driveway and it cost them $9,000 - that's 4 inches thick, narrow and short DRIVEWAY!! It's starting to sound like a nightmere more than a dream....
actually we already inquired about lifting the house and putting concrete down when we had the engineer look at the foundation when we were there, he said between $40-50,000.......so it is alot but not undoableand it is hard to hear people say "nightmare" instead of dream cuz it is our dream
Any word yet? I'm still praying. Do you know if your engineer was talking about actually jacking up and lifting the house or injecting under the fill? Cause grouting would not be as much, but then, maybe up north you can't grout cause of the permafrost??? Hmmm...anyway, I am hoping that this is the home for you and somehow it will all work out because I wouldn't want to see you "settle". When I heard J telling my mom last weekend about this home, he was so excited and "alive", so my prayer is that it will all work out for your good!!
I am so sorry for all your troubles with your dream house! I will keep you in my prayers.
Psalm 37:3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Praying things work out for you guys, and waiting for the next post!!
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