What Does It Cost to Raise a House in Ocean County
Most people who call us or come to our website have this cost question. To answer the question of how much it costs to lift your house, a reputable contractor will take into account several variables, such as your particular location, the age of your house, your current foundation, the grade of your property, the type of sand or soil your house is sitting on, and of course how high you want to elevate.
Steps to House Raising in Ocean County New Jersey
The extremely important information that most homeowners don’t realize is that there is much more that goes into a House Lift than the actual house jacking. There are several addition jobs and trades that are involved in every house raising, including:
- Removing existing decks, porches, walkways, steps, and staircases
- Removing pavers and other hardscape and storing them carefully for later reuse
- Temporarily removing any landscaping
- Engineering, architectural drawings, soil samples, and site surveys
- Foundational work – either concrete foundations, pilings, or helical piles
- Shutting off your utilities, including sending official shutoff request to the town
- Disconnecting utilities – electricity, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, ventilation
- Building a new foundation
- Constructing a new lower level
- Installing hurricane straps and bracing where necessary
- Painting, siding, and coating
- Reinstalling or rebuilding decks, porches, and stairs
- Reconnecting all utilities and raising your HVAC equipment off the ground
- Plan Approval
- Inspections Services and Much More…
Experience Our Ocean County House Raising Services
Thou we do not actually lift your home we work with the very best Ocean and Monmouth County House Raising Contractor who is fully insured, bonded and licensed, providing professional structural elevation and house lifting services for more than 75 years.
It’s no secret that after Superstorm Sandy hit our shores in October 2012, thousands of homeowners along the Jersey Shore have been looking for answers to their questions about raising and rebuilding their homes. A TruBuilders, Inc can help.
We understand the FEMA flood elevations can be confusing and you may not be sure whether you need to lift or elevate your house from its current elevation. If you are still not sure what Base Flood Elevation (BFE) is, you can look it up simply at the FEMA Coastal Analysis and Mapping Site. In addition to being in compliance with FEMA, you probably want to raise your beach house so you are in compliance with your insurance company guidelines and you can keep your insurance premiums at reasonable levels.
Why Would You Want to Raise Your Jersey Shore House?
Another reason you would want to raise your house, even if you did not suffer any water or storm damage, is resale value. You may not have immediate plans to sell your home, but if you want to sell it five or ten years down the road, your home will not be as valuable as other homes on your street that are above the Advisory Base Flood Elevations. Sure, it’s a lot to think about and can potentially mean a considerable investment in time and money, but you have to weigh whether it’s worth it for you and your family in the long run.
Why We Are a Jersey Shore Leader
Here at A TruBuilders, Inc., we have a different philosophy. We believe that it’s our responsibility to educate homeowners on the relevant information you need to make an informed, educated decision about your home and property.
So we’re more than happy to give you as much information about house raising as you need to make the right decisions about renovating, rebuilding, or raising your house.
A TruBuilders, Inc is one of the leading Ocean County residential contractors offering house raising on the Jersey Shore, bringing it into compliance.
This information on our website to educate homeowners so you can make informed decisions. There have been too many cases of non-performing fraudulent contractors who have taken advantage of New Jersey homeowners.
“Our home was totally destroyed during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Gary and his team are no nonsense people and get the job done. Gary went above and beyond to help us navigate the permit process and our rather difficult township officials, and gave us a beautiful new home!”
~ Lee Ann Newland
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Need property repaired or restored from a weather-related incident, contact us today and let’s get started with an inspection of your property. After we have assessed the damage, we’ll discuss the details with you, establish a date of completion, and then go to work.
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