I'm brand new and fascinated with what I see here. I look forward to participating. I have a new old house in north central Texas that still sits on the original Beaux dArc posts for the most part, although some concrete block supports have been added here and there - all just sitting on top of the ground. Most of those have sunk and fallen away from the beams that they were supporting. I have had a local expert come out and give me an estimate for leveling/repair of the piers and I can't bring myself to the idea of paying $8K for this when it looks so 'doable', I just need a jumpstart. Anyone out there taken on something like this? It is a 2-story Victorian farm house. Footprint is about 1500 sq. ft. The worst part of the floor dip (probably 3 inches over a 15' run in one room) all goes toward the fireplace (chimney has been removed long ago, I guess). I guess my main question is, do I need to lift the whole house off of the original foundation (piers) at the same time to begin the intensive process of digging 2'X2'X2' holes in the ground to get to some secure footing, or can I start on one corner and work around? Also, is there a different consideration for supports in the center of the house than around the perimeter? I know that at this point there are questions that I should be asking, but don't know enough to ask. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!