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Raise Your House in Flood Zone: Galveston

Submitted by wamovers / Jun - 30 - 2017 / House Lifting / Comments Off on Raise Your House in Flood Zone: Galveston

Raise Your House in Flood Zone: Galveston, Texas

Most homeowner’s insurance does not cover damage from flooding, so visit us to learn more.

So, you need to lift your house in Galveston because of flooding? Here is a Checklist of what you need to do!

  • Find out your flood zone to determine the finished floor height requirement for your home.
  • Pull out a copy of your survey if obtainable – See if the survey has your current floor elevation height. If your current floor elevation meets or exceeds the FEMA, plus the state safety factor requirement. You are not required to further raise your house though you may want to anyway.
  • If you do not have a survey, and are looking to raise your house and/or do construction work to your house, you may need to get a new or updated survey, and specify you need the finish first floor elevation of the current house on the survey.

Jason Yarusi of W.A. Building Movers discusses if it is absolutely necessary to raise your home when you live in a flood zone.

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Again any other questions on this or any other part of the process feel free to contact us via e-mail at or call our office at 908-654-8227. We look forward to hearing from you.

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