Preservation FAQ: Portico Shoring Posts

Preservation FAQ: Portico Shoring Posts

This image shows a shoring post in the basement below the portico. There are ten of these posts in the basement, two below each of five concrete beams that currently support the structure above. Recommended by engineer Craig Bennett following a structural assessment, these shoring posts have been used to lift the structure 1/10th of one millimeter in order to stabilize the portico until a permanent structural solution can be put in place.

Click here to learn more about our current work to stabilize Drayton Hall’s portico.

Do you have a question for our preservation department? Please comment below and your question could be featured in a future blog post!

One thought on “Preservation FAQ: Portico Shoring Posts

  1. Whatt an interersting read! Excellent work and it is refreshing to know that the house is being cared for by a team with the good sense to know that preserving the integrity of the house sometimes requires bold action. Kudos to you all.

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