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  1. #1
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    Default Pier & Beam leveling under double french door

    I have a one story 1,000 SF pier and beam home built in 1953 in Austin, TX.

    I need to replace an exterior double french door unit.

    The floor is out of level about two inches from right to left, throwing the jamb out of square.

    Is it possible to rent a couple of jacks, jack up the sill to level it directly under the double frend door unit in order to square up the rough opening to receive a new double frech door unit.

    Thanks in advance for any tips.

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    Default Re: Pier & Beam leveling under double french door

    If it is 2" out of level you have some sort of serious problem. Most likely the sill and or rim joist have rotted dropping down the floor in that area. You can use jacks to jack it up and replace anything that is rotted. after you jack it up build a temporary wall to hold things up. Don't rely on the jacks as they can fail. Also never put any of your body parts in a position where they could be crushed if something went wrong. Hope this helps you out.

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    Default Re: Pier & Beam leveling under double french door

    Thank you.

    What material should be used to construct the temp wall?

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