Over the course of the next several weeks, the Manship House will be lifted 13.5 inches to match the highest point of the house.  Jacks have been arranged under the house to carefully raise the lowest portions to the level of the highest corner of the house.  The maximum lift will be no more than 5/8 inch per day to minimize damage to the plaster walls.  The existing brick piers will be replaced with thirty-six concrete piers set into the more stable clay about thirty-five feet deep.  Steel beams will be attached to the piers to support the entire house, including the chimneys and porches.

Jacks are carefully adjusted to bring the house into level.

Construction of drilled piers underneath the Manship House.