Replace Temporary Lally Columns – How to Install Permanent Lally Column – MA, RI, NH, CT

What is a Lally Column?

In the late 1800’s, John Lally was upset and bewildered by buildings collapsing as a result of fires or inadequate support and searched for a solution. In 1898, in the town of Waltham, Massachusetts, a steel beam support column was invented by none other than John Lally, hence the name lally columns.

What type of lally column should I use?

  • Adjustable Jacks – Hollow, lack strength, and are meant for temporary use
  • Brick – Mortar joints decay due to humidity and moisture in basement
  • Wood/Logs – Damaged by wood boring insects and wood rot
  • Block – Mortar joints decay due to humidity and moisture in basement
  • Hollow Steel – Rusts and lack strength
  • Metal Column filled with concrete – BEST OF ALL

Steps to install a lally column?

Step 1: Dig and form footing

Step 1: Dig and form footing
Step 2: Pour Concrete to form footing

Step 2: Pour Concrete to form footing


Step 3: Cut lally column to proper size

Step 3: Cut lally column to proper size
Step 3: Cut and Install lally column

Step 3: Cut and Install lally column

What Problems can arise from some of the above mentioned Lally Columns?

  • Home Inspectors pick on them because they may not be up to code
  • Can be made of materials that may deteriorate over time (brick, wood, blocks)
  • Causes floor cracking due to weight (no footing underneath column)
  • May cause structure to sag

What are the advantages of properly installed Metal Lally Columns filled with concrete?

  • Up to code; home inspectors will not pick on them
  • Metal Column filled with concrete – Strongest - best choice
  • Sits on a concrete footing to allow additional support and limits floor cracks
  • Offers support, even during a fire
  • Resistant to deterioration

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Call Us Today at 866-929-3171

A-1 Foundation Crack Repair, Inc. is a fully registered home improvement contractor. Contact us today to talk to a knowledgeable, master waterproofing professional.