# How Support Plaform Framing with Hydraulic Jacks How Support Plaform Framing with Hydraulic Jacks

What You'll Need
Hydraulic jacks
Calculator
Measure tape
Marking pen

Using hydraulic jacks to support platform framing can be quite tricky and if you do not do this task right, you could end up damaging your home. Note that the platform frame of your home serves as its structural backbone so if you unevenly raise the framing using hydraulic jacks, some portions of your home can sustain serious damage. To help you use hydraulic jacks to support your platform framing without cause damage, here is what you should do.

#### Step 1 – Calculate the Weight of Your Frame

Before you attempt to use hydraulic jacks to support your platform frame, you need to calculate the weight of your platform and the materials it supports. After doing your calculations, you may now get hydraulic jacks that can carry the weight.

#### Step 2 – Place the Hydraulic Jacks in Strategic Places

You need to place the hydraulic jacks in strategic areas around your platform frame to provide level support. Make sure that the hydraulic jacks sit on level surfaces or are properly support to prevent them from toppling over. After placing the jacks in strategic places, crank up the jacks until they sit snugly under the platform framing and support the weight of the platform frame.