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How much does it cost to raise a home?

W.A Building Movers knows that house raising if very costly. Depending on the size of the house, the location, and the current structure and foundation, the cost that house raising contractor will charge to raise your home will be in the range of $12,000 – 30,000. However, the actual house jacking and resetting is only one component of the all-in price for house lifting.

It’s very important for homeowners to realize that house lifting is an involved process. There are many different permitting processes, trades, and calculations that go into raising a house, just as there are in any major home renovation project, including:

 

  • Removing existing decks, porches, walkways, steps, and stair cases
  • Removing pavers and other hardscape and storing them carefully for later reuse
  • Temporarily removing any landscaping
  • Engineering, architectural drawings, soil samples, and site surveys
  • Foundational work – either concrete foundations, pilings, or helical piles
  • Shutting off your utilities, including sending official shutoff request to your municipality
  • Disconnecting utilities – electricity, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, ventilation
  • Lifting or Raising the House
  • Building a new foundation
  • Constructing a new lower level
  • Installing hurricane straps and bracing where necessary
  • Painting, siding, and coating
  • Re-installing or rebuilding decks, porches, and stairs
  • Re-installing landscaping and hardscape
  • Re-connecting all utilities and raising your HVAC equipment off the ground

 

As a New Jersey resident there are flooding services that are available to help you with this process. You may be eligible for a grant to help you with the cost of raising your house. There is a good chance that you will be eligible forFEMA’s Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage (ICC) if your home or business has been damaged by water. The ICC helps flood insurance policy holders in high-risk areas with up to $30,000 to help pay for the costs of house raising in NJ or otherwise bringing their house or business into compliance with their town’s floodplain ordinances.

 

The second type of grant that has been very popular is theRehabilitation, Reconstruction, Elevation, and Mitigation (RREM) program,which is a state program, funded by the federal government, that provides homeowners with up to $150,000 in order to do the necessary work on your home to make it habitable and to comply with local flood plain requirements. The grant money can be used to repair orrebuild your Superstorm Sandy impacted home. The RREM program is also referred to as ‘Gap Funding’ because it is intended to fill the gap between the actual cost of repairs and the funds the homeowner has received from insurance claims or other means to repair their home.

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House lifting



House lifting is the process of separating a building from its foundation and temporarily lifting it with hydraulic screw jacks. The process is the first step in structure relocation in which the building is moved to a different location.

House raising

House raising allows you to increase livable space without having to move.House raising can be a less invasive construction process and cost less (than new construction) because you are not disrupting what exists on upper floors.

House Elevation



The process is used when the homes slab and footings are poured together. Initially this involves tunneling under the home and driving push piers based on soil type, to exposing the footing or grade beams.

House Jacking



House Jacking is the process of separating a building from its foundation and temporarily raising it with hydraulic screw jacks. The process is the first step in structure relocation in which the building is moved to a different location.

House Moving



House moving means picking a house up from its foundation and setting it down elsewhere. See why house moving is an alternative to buying a new house..

Structure Lifting



Structure Lifting, Lowering, & Sliding. For projects in which cranes or other conventional handling equipment cannot be used because of excessive weight, dimensions or space limitations, the Heavy Lifting System often provides an effective solution.

Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair and cracking can present significant structural problems for your home along with a reduction in the home’s value. Repairing the foundation of a home is time sensitive—if not repaired quickly, it can lead to additional problems that are unrepairable, and the structure will be unsafe to live in.

Foundation Raising

Raising a foundation is an extreme form of repair in which a house is lifted, the old foundation is removed and a new one is built. This is done in situations where the house is intact, but the supporting structure has extreme damage.

Foundation Leveling

The term “foundation leveling” refers to the process of leveling an uneven concrete slab, crawl space or basement foundation to a satisfactory elevation. Foundation leveling can be accomplished using a wide-variety of different foundation repair methods.

Flooding Services

We have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. Professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies.

Underpinning

Underpinning is the process of strengthening the foundation of an existing building or other structure. Underpinning may be necessary for a variety of reasons: The original foundation isn’t strong or stable enough. The usage of the structure has changed.

House Leveling

House leveling is a term used to describe the process of lifting a home as close to its original state as possible. Leveling a house is usually accomplished by performing foundation repair. A home that is sinking at one end or multiple places likely has a structural problem.

Equipment & Storage

Heavy Equipment & Storage space is a must-have for your super heavy and awkwardly sized equipment, parts, tools, and machinery. WA conveniently store heavy equipment and bulk items from floor to ceiling.

Pyrrhotite Problems

If pyrite or pyrrhotite are present in the rocks underneath buildings, the swelling can push on the foundation, walls, and basement floor of the building, causing cracks and other structural damage. In some cases, groundwater can then transport sulfates into the cracked foundation, causing further damage.

Crumbling Foundations

Presence of pyrrhotite in the concrete combined with moisture and oxygen. Critical element is moisture and the interaction of pyrrhotite with moisture and oxygen. Homes with small amounts of pyrrhotite (less than 0.3%) still can experience crumbling foundations.

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