Raising a Pier & Beam Home Lifts in Pennsylvania
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Pier and Beam Foundation Lifting
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.
How Many Interior Piers Are Needed To Make A Structure Even: The number of pilings you’ll require depends on how unlevel your slab foundation is. You may only need 1-2 interior piers, or you may require 10-15, and possibly even more.
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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 subfloor 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!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is 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…. Read More..
How much does it cost to level a foundation?
Foundation problems can lead to major structural damage within your home. Whether you’re a homeowner or a perspective buyer, foundation issues are scary and you likely have a lot of questions. Luckily, there are ways to repair … Read More..
How much does it cost to level a house on blocks?
Pier and beam foundation repair costs can range from high to low depending upon what is required to properly fix them. Average foundation repair prices can vary, and can cost as little as $1,500, while others can cost upwards of $10,000. …Read More..
How do you fix the foundation on a house?
Your home’s foundation is the most important structure of the entire house because it shoulders your home’s weight. It also distributes the weight of the house along the walls of the foundation which, keeps the structural integrity of the home intact … Read More..
Is foundation damage covered by homeowners insurance?
Cracks, settlement, and other types of damage to your concrete foundation are not only serious to the structural integrity of your home, they can also be very expensive to repair. Depending on the extent of the damage and the method of repair, … Read More..
How long does it take to fix the foundation of a house?
Every foundation repair job is unique. From a minor leveling job to a complete reconstruction, there are many factors that determine the complexity of a job and its duration. … Read More..
How much does it cost to build a foundation for a house?
A structurally sound home starts with a strong foundation holding its weight and it can be considered the most important part of the house … Read More..
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 … Read More..
How much does it cost to tear down a house?
Demolition costs are subject to a lot of factors that make them vary from as little as$4 a sq foot to over $15. However, completely demolishing a home alone costs between$4,000 and $14,000… Read More..
How much does it cost to lift a house and add a basement?
A basement can add additional storage or living space to a house, especially where it isn’t possible to expand out or up. Adding a basement to an existing house can cost… Read More..