What is House lifting?
House Lifting can add value to a home in a few different ways. For one, it can be used to repair foundations that have been damaged or weakened or were poorly constructed from the start.
How is House lifting performed?
The actual process is performed in one to two days with the majority of this time spent building the new structure on which the existing one will rest. The original foundation is either repaired or replaced in order to strengthen the structure itself.
The process of house raising begins with disconnecting all plumbing, electrical and framing elements from the foundation already in place. Metal beams supported by jacks are then implemented under the first floor of the home to allow for even lifting as well as incorporation of a temporary foundation. Once the house is settled on the temporary foundation, repairs or replacement of the damaged one will then be performed.
This process can add value to your home by increasing its structural integrity and preventing future damage, but it can also do so by allowing you to add square footage. At the same time, you could choose to have a rental unit built onto your home for generating additional income. These are three separate ways to increase your home’s market value, all with a single strategy.
Why lift your house?
- Repair foundation
- Add square footage
- Addition of rental unit
- Increase home value
What areas do we service?
- Northern California
- South Lake Tahoe to Bay Area
- Fresno to Redding
Is there any reason you couldn't lift a house?
- Slab foundation
- Unstable ground
- Excesive rot in framing/structure
Benefits of adding a first floor vs. a second floor
- Roof, ceiling, interior stays intact
- Design stays with the property
- New first floor adds new reinforcement
- New, strong foundation
Can you live in the home while this is being performed?
- Yes, but not recommended
- If yes, plumbing and electrical needs to be extended
How long does the process take?
- 2 to 6 months
- Depends on the type of foundation, framing, finishes.
- Size of structure
- Part of the year/ season