Living in Texas, most people have heard about foundation shifting, a house needing a lift. But have you ever wondered how much your house weighs? Or what it would take to get it lifted with balloons?
As a rule of thumb around the construction industry, a single story home weighs about 200 lb/sf.; 2 story – about 275 lb/sf.; and 3 story – about 300 lb/sf.
Based on this little information, here is a fun little game to play. Can you guess how many balloons it would take to lift your house? Don’t forget to include the garage.