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EW Birthplace

Once the floor boards of the back porch were removed, a first examination of the foundation was possible. We knew we had sagging in the center of the house and with the porch removed, we found the reason. Notice the support under the section of wall between the two doorways. When the porch was built, a new foundation wall was constructed (in the foreground of the photo) which carried no load other than the porch. As the center section sagged from lack of support, the porch roof pushed back on the house making the situation worse.