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Lift My House New Jersey

Why lift or move your house?

In this video, Vice President Jason Yarusi of W.A. Building Movers goes over various reasons to raise or move a house and shares a story about a fire damaged house George Washington once stayed in.

Reasons to lift your house

  • If your house was flooded by Hurricane Sandy or Irene and you’d like to prevent it from happening again.
  • If your home is in a flood zone and you’d like to protect it from future flooding. These zones begin with the letters “A” or “V” shown on flood maps. Click here to see if your home is in a flood zone.
  • To lower your flood insurance rate and save money by elevating in the long-run.
  • To add more usable space under your home for storage or a garage.
  • To strengthen, repair or replace a foundation.
  • To increase the value and potential resale value of your home.

Reasons to move your house

  • If your home is subject to dangers such as flooding, you can relocate to a safer location.
  • If your home is in the way of development such as shopping centers, parking lots, highways, other road expansions, etc.
  • If you want to recycle or donate your house to make way for a new one instead of demolishing and sending it to a landfill
  • To relocate and preserve historic homes if the land will be used for something else
  • To subdivide a property or build another house on the lot
  • For setback issues that may arise during surveying

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W.A. Building Movers & Contractors Inc. is a family owned and operated house lifting, house raising, house moving and flood mitigation services company, specializing in home elevation for over 50 years in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

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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.

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.


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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