With greater and stronger storms causing major water damage to homes in Long Island, house lifting has become more important than ever. House raising or lifting can help protect your home and its contents in the future from water damage caused by flooding.
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Let our team work with your insurance company on your behalf. We will make sure that your project moves along in timely manner with all of the proper documentation, permits and plans.
Don’t risk losing your home and its contents due to future flooding. House lifting will allow you the piece of mind of knowing you are better prepared if flooding in your community should occur again.
Call today to speak with a member of our team and find out how House Lifting Long Island can help you protect your home from flooding.
ABOUT HOUSE LIFTING LONG ISLAND
When you partner with us, you partner with full-service general contractors with over 30 years of experience repairing water damaged homes in Long Island, NY. House Lifting is the first step you can take to protect your home from future flooding. Learn more about us here.
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The House Lifting Process
WHAT A HOMEOWNER NEEDS TO DO BEFORE A HOUSE LIFT ON LONG ISLAND
The process to get the proper paperwork in place before House Lifting Long Island can lift your house is as follows:
First, you will need to have a permit from your town giving your permission to raise your home. Every town is different in their speed and efficiency when trying to obtain a permit. Call your town hall and ask what department handles house lifting permits. It may be wise to schedule an appointment with the department that handles house raising. If you have an appointment you will minimize the amount of time you will spend at town hall. Many towns are expediting the process due to Superstorm Sandy.
The normal requirements to get your house lifted include the following items. You will need a letter that the electric has been disconnected from LIPA. If you have gas at your home you will also need a letter of disconnect from National Grid. You will also need a letter of disconnect from your water authority. If your home is hooked to a sewer system you will need a disconnect letter from a licensed plumber.
The services of a surveyor for your land elevations will be needed. Your home needs to be raised 2 feet above the floodplain in your area. You will also need the services of an Architect/Engineer to provide Foundation Drawings and make certain determinations as to the structural integrity of the building. The Architect/Engineer will supply a foundation plan which is required in order to obtain a permit. This foundation plan will also be used by the foundation company to determine the cost to upgrade the existing foundation. A soil test will also be conducted by the engineer in order to determine what will be the proper foundation to use for your home.
Once all the surveys and tests are done then the permit is granted then the lift is scheduled.
It is a good idea to have Long Island House Lifters to secure a price with the concrete company before your home is raised. The lift and the new foundation are two separate costs. After we lift the home the new foundation is built underneath and then when ready we lower the house onto its new foundation. It is good policy to have a signed contract with a fixed price before any work is done to your house. It is unfortunate but prices have been known to be changed just prior to a lift. When using HLLI that will never happen. We will make everything as simple as possible to make you lifting experience a pleasant one.
If you are making any changes to the house itself a building permit for those changes will be required. House Lifting Long Island will be able to handle any type of construction you want or your home needs.
House raising (house lifting, house jacking) is the process of separating a building from its foundation and temporarily raising it with hydraulic or screw jacks. The process is the first step in structure relocation in which the building is moved to a different location. House raising may also be a part of a renovation to build a foundation under an existing house or make a house larger by building a new floor level creating a two story house. Once a house is raised and supported on cribbing, a new foundation can be constructed beneath it. After Hurricane Sandy large numbers of houses in parts of Louisiana, New York and New Jersey were raised to avoid future flooding.
Other house raising technologies include the Atlas House Lifting System 5.0 which is emerging as an alternative to traditional jacking and shoring methods. Utilizing an electromechanical jacking mechanism, the engineered system offers clear span maneuvering beneath lifted structures.