Posted 08-27-2003 at 14:54:18
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I have set, leveled and releveled a couple of mobile homes and a water level works great for that job. The mobile homes were set on concrete block piers that were on large footings in the ground. I established how far out of level the mobile homes were with the level and then used a huge hydraulic jack to lift the mobile home frame to where it needed to be. Then I added wood shims between the piers and the mobile home frame and let the jack back down. I checked my work inside by seeing if a marble would roll a particular direction on a hard floor.
If you are not talking about a mobile home, it can be leveled in much the same way, by jacking on floor joists and adding shims. Just don't try to move a given point too far at a given time.