Did you know that apart from protecting your home from floods, house elevation service in Metairie can also make your home bigger? By having your home raised, you can get a basement if you don't have one or build another story without sacrificing your yard. And, you can leave everything in your home during the elevation—no need to pack and remove your belongings, then unpack once the lift is done. Here at Patterson Structural Moving & Shoring, we've invested in an army of best-in-class technology and equipment to enable successful home elevation.
Over the years, we've gained tremendous experience in home raising, and we only get better with every project we undertake. With our professional contractors in your corner, you can be certain that your home will be lifted safely while ensuring it's protected against damage.
House Elevation FAQs
Below we answer common home raising questions asked by customers.
How Long Will It Take To Lift A Home?
It may take as long as 12 to 16 weeks to raise your house and prepare it for reoccupation. However, the exact time will vary depending on various factors like:
- Amount of elevation
- How the structure was built
- Weather conditions at the time of the project
- The length, width, and height of the house
- How fast the council approves the project
- The materials used to construct the building
- Availability of soil tests and engineering plans
- The type of foundation
One way of making sure house lifting runs according to schedule is to have local planners, engineers, soil testers, and surveyors on board ahead of time.
Will House Raising Damage My Home?
Some methods create holes in the walls to fasten bracing, but these are repairable. In other cases, cracks may occur in tiles and drywall. This will depend on the previous level of structural issues and foundation settling. And because plasterboard is usually not flexible, there can be minor cracking. All these damages can be easily and quickly repaired without a lot of hassle. That said, a top construction and shoring company will lift your home at a very slow pace to avoid any serious damage. They might use hydraulic jacks that don’t jerk whenever they stop, which avoids putting stress on your house as it’s being elevated.
Can I Leave My Items In The House While It’s Being Raised?
Choosing to remove or leave larger items will have no effect on the home elevation process. So, while it’s not recommended to stay inside during the lifting process, you can leave everything inside your home in place. The elevation is incremental, meaning your belongings and furniture won't shift by a noticeable amount, and neither will they suffer damage. Still, it's important to safeguard all fragile items for your own sake. And if you have a fish tank, empty it. At the end of the day, leaving your furniture and other belongings inside will be easier for you and needs less hassle.
Best Home Elevation Services
At Patterson Structural Moving & Shoring, we lift homes and buildings safely and securely. Our team provides unbeaten attention to detail when offering house elevation service in Metairie. With our dedicated, expert shoring contractors, you can be confident that your home is in skilled and safe hands. Call us to get a quote: 504-241-4500.House Elevation Service Metaire