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House Raising & Lifting In Central PA – Dogtown Contracting

House Raising Services

 

Whether you are already a homeowner or are planning to buy a home in a flood zone you may be faced with the prospect of raising your home to meet FEMA flood elevation requirements. Raising or lifting a house is a big job that requires proper planning and expert oversight. “FEMA’s Engineering Principles and Practices—a guide for retrofitting flood-prone residential structures” is a good resource for homeowners to earn more. Our experience with this type of project will help you along as well.

Several other useful resources for you the homeowner or home buyer are this guide from FEMA that talks about various considerations when planning a house raising. Some of the topics are the type of construction of the building in question, they type of foundation and the best way to raise a house in each situation.  Additionally, the FEMA has an online flood damage estimator.

Raising your home above the flood elevation and eliminating the possibility of future flood damage typically makes the most sense for homeowners who are comparing the costs.

 

house raised exterior

A recent house raising project. HEre the house is already raised.

house raised foundation

Underneath the raised house we are already at work replacing the foundation.

As a general contractor we will coordinate all aspects of your house lifting project. These things can include the actual house raising and such and necessary building permits and architectural/engineering drawings as well. things as pouring a footer and building a new foundation, associated carpentry work, and any utility work that is needed We also can help you with obtaining an Elevation Certificate.

 

House Raising Video

 

Your next step is to give us a call or send us an email. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and stop by your location to give you an initial estimate. We are a licensed PA contractor license # PA074382 and have references available.

 

Call now to get started on your project!  (570) 975-7285, email: [email protected]