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House Raising in New Jersey

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House Raising New Jersey

At W.A. Building Movers and Contractors, we know that there are a lot of questions when it comes to house lifting, especially in areas like New Jersey that were hit hard by Sandy. Here are some questions and answers including some on how to look into flooding services available in your area.

What is house raising?

House raising is the process of lifting or jacking your home higher to prevent damage from flooding. House-raising is an intensive process performed for a variety of structural, safety, and aesthetic purposes.

What is the process of raising a home?

First, the home is excavated around the house to allow for holes to be made in your current foundation, then the steel beams are placed in these spots. Once the beams are placed the home is elevated hydraulically using the Jacking System. The hydraulic jacking pump synchronizes the pressure to the jacks so that the whole building will lift evenly without racking. This keeps the cracks in the drywall or plaster to a minimum and sometimes nonexistent. Typically the home is then excavated out underneath to allow for your new basement pour.

On occasion, if there is enough room on your lot the home can be moved out of its current site and then transferred back to its original site. Once the new foundation is cured the home is then lowered back down and the beams are pulled.



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Can a brick or concrete block building be raised?

Contractors use a Hydraulic Jacking System. This system enables one man to control the entire jacking operation. The jacks are locked together by a unified system and will lift and lower regardless of individual jack loading. Each unified jack is on a separate hydraulic system and failure in one jack will not cause pressure loss in the other jacks. This system can accommodate from one to thirty-eight hundred tons. This system is essential when making large, irregular lifts.

My house is on a block foundation don’t I need pilings?

We need to hire a geologist who analyses the earth after receiving a soil boring this will determine if the soil needs to have pilings and a grade beam or a regular pier foundation with footing.

Will my Insurance company pays for this?

Yes, but what your flood insurance companies offer is an ICC grant. ICC is an Increased Compliance Cost. Information required when applying for ICC Grant:

1. Letter of substantial loss from Town must state that home has sustained more than 50% of its value in flood damage
2. Tax Assessment from Town Appraiser (current house value excluding the land)
3. Current Elevation Certificate (from a licensed surveyor)
4. Color photos of the house as-is
Line by line breakdown of new elevation work including foundation work and it’s cost. This grant may reimburse you up to $30K. You have to pay the costs upfront and then your insurance company will reimburse you. Not everyone receives the full $30K.

Am I eligible for government assistance?

The ICC grant offered by your Flood Insurance Company is a Federal backed program (FEMA). Some local governments have incentives in place in the form of additional financial assistance. Call your local Town Hall to find out what assistance is available in your area.

Will I save money on flood insurance for my house?

Yes, Fema has a height they enforce in New Jersey requiring two feet above that. Your insurance will be reduced for every foot past that you can save 20% per foot. Example: Fema says 6′ state says 2′ total 8′ above sea level, you go 10′ you will save 60% on your flood insurance.

House Raising New Jersey For more information about getting your house raised or any other aspect of construction, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at or call our office at (908) 654-8227. or fill-out the Contact form from here. We look forward to hearing from you.

Q. What factors do you consider when determining the feasibility of a website?

Their staff has punctuality in their work and they also take extreme care of providing the best and safe logistics facility to their clients. The efficient staff of packers and movers gives a customer-friendly approach while offering their services. Their packers and movers will value and emotions attached to the personal belongings of the clients. So, they also provide insurance coverage to protect the interest of their clients.

Trusted and registered movers will be aware of the sentimental value of household items of their customers. They carefully pack the products using various packaging products and cautiously deal with them.

Q. How much does it cost to get an estimate for raising or moving my building?

Factor 1:

Household Goods:
Everyone wants to know the volume and number of household goods. If the volume of the household goods is more than more moving material will be implemented and so it will enhance the price. If numbers are goods are more than more big transportation and labor is provided.

Factor 2:

Floors at Origin and Destination points:
For anyone who is residing on the ground floor then the charges are not that much as expected.

Q. How much does it cost to raise or move a house?

Condition of base:
If people have a destructed base, it will be due to poor soil or change in the ground. Anyone who is moving their residence, then people will need to safeguard their new base with concrete or helical piles. The amount is also moved by the weight and size of the structure lifting New Jersey. Helical piles is affordable than other concrete, and this alternative is a much cheaper choice than shifting the house to a new situation.

Height of lift:
Generally, the cost of lifting the place is accordingly. There will be an additional charge due to the requirement to shift heavy support items to such extreme heights. There are more slabs that don’t not cost-sufficient enough.

Q. How can fireplaces, porches, and additions be saved?

Inappropriate working premises around the residence can magnificently extend the proportion of a time takes and therefore the cost of the move and lift. If the crew will not have an appropriate room to get the standard device around the residence, then they may to use their smaller device that can be loaded by hand or with the smaller equipment.

The Common way is to have only the footer poured ahead of duration. This will permit the house be shifted and helped while the new base will to be built under it.

Q. How far can a house be moved?

Wood pilings and helical piers have shoreline homes. Homes in different regions are usually created on piers or concrete slab floors. The basement height will be significant since that is the premises where a person can install the steel beam podium that brings the house.

Several processes for installing a new base and the most common process to have only the footers poured ahead of duration. This will allow the house to be taken down a ramp and on the footers.

Q. What is the customer expected to do prior to the home being moved or raised?

One must know about the concrete stumps. They will take into consideration the products that make the most suitable connection in structures. Steel stumps will have a much lifespan than both the concrete materials and are fast becoming a famous alternative.

Additionally, when people get quotes from various contractors, it is good to get assurance that their list of items is the same for each one so that people can determine what each charge includes and what their feedback for their work is.

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