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A foundation that is out-of-level and out-of-square can be fixed by shimming the joists, notching the plates, and adjusting their position on the foundation wall.
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Engineered steel piles are an affordable foundation option for small jobs and tricky sites
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Even a small addition presents a number of structural challenges.
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