My husband and I found a wonderful 1982 brick house that we are in the process of buying (bid was accepted and inspection is today) my question (the first of many) is about the foundation, the floors are uneven and we know that there are spots that will need to jacked up in the basement and some of the beams will need to be replaced due to rotting, we are trying to do as much of the work on the house that we can ourselves due to a limited amount of cash on hand - is there a way to calculate the cost of supplies? I was told that we would need 15-20 jacks by a builder friend, however there are other things that he has quoted me on that I have found contradicting information on. Just curious what the experts of these things think