[Homestead] Stacked rock foundation
genegerue at ruralize.com
Wed Dec 3 12:28:59 EST 2008
On Nov 30, 2008, at 11:59 AM, bob ford wrote:
> Wow, those are very big rocks. I was imagining a rock version of
> concrete blocks like some houses in the deep South sit. Those look
> like they would be very heavy. I don't know how long mercury filled
> carpenters levels have been around. Or, how they could tell how
> they heaving from the frost might affect the rock foundations .
With perfect drainage there is no frost to heave.
The stone sizes and shapes are typical for the Ozarks.
Long before modern levels, water levels were used.
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