Since the 80’s Houston residents have trusted Allied Foundation to take care of their broken foundations as well as provide preventative measures to protect their home’s foundation. As all Houstonians know, the area is prone to flooding, and that is why house lifting is a necessary service in our area.
House Lifting is when the entire structure of a home is vertically lifted above or beyond the flood elevation. The house or dwelling that is being lifted will then be protected from future flood damage.
To prevent your home from flood damage, many homeowners decide to have their homes lifted out of harm’s way. The average process of a one-story home to be lifted a minimum of six feet is about two weeks.
The house is lifted in one piece by using the Unified Jacking Method. By utilizing this method, the home’s structure risks of damage are minimal. During the actual lifting of the home, the residents are not permitted to be in the home for safety reasons. It is recommended for residents to reside outside of the home while the work is being done from start to finish. The contents in the interior of the home are not disturbed, and there is no need for belongings as well as furnishings to be removed for the lifting of the home.
After your home has been evaluated by your project manager, it is then that Allied Foundation will file the proper paperwork to obtain a construction permit for the lifting of the home.
Once the permit has been given, your team will get to work right away. The first course of action will be to tunnel under your home to gain access to existing beams, and new push piers will be put into place at a point of refusal. Once the structure is set in place, the process Unified Jacking Method will begin. This is a slow and methodical process and can’t be rushed.
As the home is raised, additional support is placed underneath the home to ensure stability. Once the home is at its permanent height, the work will be thoroughly inspected by your project manager as well as the city. Once the work is deemed satisfactory, the residents are then permitted to reenter the home.
After your home has been raised to the desired height and the home is stable, we will begin rebuilding the bottom layer so your home looks even better than it did before at ground level. Just as we do with our foundation repair services, we believe in leaving your home looking just as nice, if not better than before we started working on it.
The safety and satisfaction of our customers and team are of the most importance to Allied Foundation. To find out more about our home lifting service, please contact us today.
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