Can residential house lifting help you?
You may decide to lift your house for a number of reasons. In Greater Houston homeowners typically choose to lift their home above Flood Plain Elevation to protect against flood damage. It’s one of a few ways that people living at Base Flood Elevation can prevent or mitigates flood damage.
URETEK ICR Gulf Coast can lift slab-on-grade and pier-and-beam homes up to 5ft above grade elevation.
Read FEMA's GuideRead what FEMA says about lifting homes in their Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting.
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House lifting should be done by professionals and is not for the faint of heart; however, for most, the benefits are worth it. Namely the peace-of-mind knowing that you’re protected against typical flood patterns the stress that comes from it..
What should you consider before lifting your house?
A URETEK ICR Gulf Coast project manager will need to evaluate your home to ensure that it is in a condition for house lifting. Not all homes are candidates for house lifting. You will want your home to be lifted above Base Flood Elevation. Community or city ordinances may require your home to be lifted to a specific elevation. Homeowners will not be able to live in the property while work is being done and all utilities will need to be disconnected prior to work being done.