House damaged in flood being lifted with screw jacks by Haryana team

House damaged in flood being lifted with screw jacks by Haryana team

Pavaratty: A house that was on the verge of being dismantled due to the damages sustained in last year’s floods is being rescued by lifting the foundation using screw jacks.

A team of expert workers from Haryana have been working for the past 20 days on lifting the house of Shyamala, wife of late Gopi Nair, of Vattarangathu Kulangarangath, near Maha Vishnu Temple, Venmened near Pavaratty in Thrissur district.

The work will be completed within 40 days, according to the workers.

The 25-year-old, 1500 square feet house has damaged to the extent that there was no other option but to dismantle it. The family had to leave the house for many days during the floods.

The workers from Haryana are saving the house by lifting the foundation by about 3 feet from the ground level. The team consists of around 30 workers.

They will raise the foundation and also repair the damages sustained to the floor of the house. The total cost will be around Rs. 4 lakhs.

The expert work of lifting the foundation using screw jacks is drawing a large number of visitors.

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