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Cost To Raise a House in Pennsylvania

The range for the cost to raise a house is so broad that it is almost impossible to give an estimate without looking at the structure first. There are multiple factors that can raise or lower the total cost. Every quote is customized to every job depending on the following factors:


how much does it cost to raise a house


Size and Construction of House
Age and House Condition
Status of Foundation
Height of Lift
Labor and Materials
Property Restrictions
Time frame


How much does it cost to raise a house?


Factors to consider about the cost to raise a house

If it is to ignore the flood damage or even add another story below the home, a lot of house owners are raising the homes. Eventually, the average budget to life a home is really not expensive and can normally go anywhere into the budget.

The massive or bigger your home or more this weight, the more complicated the procedure turn out to be. More weight needs a plethora of laborers and also heavier machinery. As such, a two-story home will almost always cost more to rise than a one-story home.

The foundation

If your house only flooded, then the chances are high that the bottom floor will get damaged. In fact, if it is below your house, then lifting the damaged property is also quite a daunting task too. You will have to be extremely careful while lifting the building as well. More often the not, there will be needed the repairs before raising the house.

If you ask How Much Does It Cost To Raise a House in Pennsylvania? Then, you can deal with the W.A. Building Movers. They come up along with the specialized and capable team that helps you with the entire solutions as well.

Height of the lift

If you are lifting your property because of the bad foundation, then all you need is to repair the base. You need to safe it with the new foundation with concrete or even helical piers.

Pricing and permission

The budget is also stated by the weight and the size of the construction. The house also needs the legal permission for rising as well.


Framing, sill plates, ancillary, and egresses even affect the price to raise the building. For instance, if the framing of the home is rotted, then the structure is not weak.

Materials and Labor

Every building activity needs the materials and labors. The expenditure on these two factors affects the cost margin significantly.

Designing of the landscape

The entire redesigning of the landscape simply ensures the growth and expansion of a solid foundation to carry the weight load of the building.


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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 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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