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Pier and Beam Lifts : Raising a Pier & Beam Home in Connecticut

When raising a pier and beam home, it begins with taking level readings throughout the home with a computerized zip level. These readings are then written down for use during the lift to make sure the home remains in a completely leveled position throughout the entire elevation process.

Pier and Beam Lifts
The next step is to measure the dimensions of the home to determine the sizes and number of beams that will be needed to support the home during the lift. The sub floor is inspected prior to beam placement to determine if it’s strong enough to withstand lifting pressure. Sometimes additional shoring (“shores” or “props” are used to support or hold up something weak or unstable) is needed to ensure a successful lift.
Once the beams are in place, hydraulic jacks are locked-in under the beams. Hydraulic hoses are connected on one end to the jacks and on the other to a modern hydraulics unified hydraulic jacking system. The jacks are then pressured to the lifting point, unified and the house is ready to be elevated.
Once the elevation process is complete, the new foundation will be set according to the engineering plans and building codes under your home. Once the home is lowered and secured onto its new foundation, new steps and/or decks can be completed along with the plumbing, mechanical, electrical and all other the other work that would need to be done to get back into your home!

To request a quote for our services, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at info@wabuildingmovers.com or call our office at 908-654-8227 / (888) 236-8398. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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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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