House Raising NJ
We are a dedicated group of professionals in the construction industry offering house raising services for New Jersey residents affected by Hurricane Sandy, Irene and other incidents of flooding. When you enlist the services of Structural Solutions of NJ, you can rest assured that your home will be in safe hands. We are local contractors who have years of experience in house raising, structure moving, masonry, and structure repair and demolition work. In addition, as a local company that knows the lay of the land, we are prepared for any unique challenges the NJ shore may bring, such as Hurricane Sandy clean up. Structural Solutions of NJ can help you in the effort to protect your home and save money on future insurance premiums. Contact us today to learn more about our process.
Why Trust Your NJ House Raising Project to Structural Solutions?
Structural Solutions of NJ is an experienced house lifting NJ company, with its roots in the house moving industry. Our owner has been acquiring experience in lifting homes off of their foundations long before Hurricane Sandy was a blip on anyone’s radar.
Our experienced staff can help you make sense of FEMA flood elevations, local regulations, and a multitude of factors to determine the best plan of action for your NJ house raising project. We will plan out your NJ house raising job from start to finish, taking into account your current flood zone, existing foundation type, and soil conditions.
House Lifting NJ: Structural Solutions is a Turnkey House Lifting Company
We coordinate everything… That’s right, EVERYTHING! You’ll deal with a single company, from the inception of your NJ house raising project to the day your home is lifted and ready to move back in. We will obtain the permits necessary to perform your house raising in NJ, coordinate all aspects of the process, and take the burden off of you, the homeowner, of having to follow up with multiple contractors and carefully orchestrate every step of the process. We’ll make sure all necessary drawings done by an engineer are taken care of, ensure all mechanical disconnects/reconnects (telephone, cable, plumbing, gas, etc.) are addressed appropriately, and even deal with final finishing work such as stairs, railings and any facet of construction necessary to make your home live-in ready!
Home Elevation Contractor NJ
We are one of the first companies to become a registered Home Elevation Contractor in NJ. This registration is only granted to contractors who meet a strict set of requirements set forth by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. The Home Elevation Contractor NJ Requirements include:
- A minimum of 5 years experience in the home elevation field.
- A minimum of 2 years experience as a home improvement contractor.
- Our company must posses general liability insurance of at least $1 million.
- We must also posses an additional $500,000 in coverage to cover the contents of the house being raised.
- During the house lifting NJ process, we must utilize a home elevation jack capable of raising the entire home at once.
House Raising New Jersey: What Makes House Raising in NJ Unique?
In a traditional house raising project, heavy equipment may be used to move your entire house off of the existing foundation. The house would be temporarily stored out of the way while large pilings are driven into the soil, which the house will eventually be placed on.
In most cases, our landscape at the Jersey Shore does not allow us to pick up the entire house and move it temporarily during the house raising NJ process. We are usually working with a limited amount of space in the shore towns affected by Hurricane Sandy.
So if a house can’t be moved off of the existing foundation and stored temporarily out of the way, how can we successfully perform the house lifting process in NJ? Enter, helical piers!
Helical piers allow a company performing house raising in NJ to use smaller equipment capable of dealing with tight spaces or low clearances to raise a home and ensure it is securely anchored to solid ground below.
Helical Piles and House Raising in NJ: How it all works
Helical Piles are giant screws used to transfer the load of a structure through soft, unstable soil, to solid earth below. They look like giant screws, but the science behind installing them properly is much more complicated than simply screwing them into the ground.
Prior to the NJ house raising process, an expert in house lifting will use calculations to determine the precise amount of torque needed and appropriate depth required for the helical piers to support your home. A unified jacking system is used to raise your home off of the existing foundation so the helical piles can be installed. A house raising NJ expert monitors a set of gauges which provide real-time feedback related to the depth of the piles and torque. Once the helical piles are installed to the contractor’s predetermined specifications, the footing can be poured and the foundation completed so the house can be lowered.
What is the Cost of House Raising in NJ?
First, off, what is the cost of NOT raising your home in NJ? If you reside in an area prone to flooding, every hurricane season you run the risk of catastrophe, as evidenced by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. If you are in an area with a high risk of flooding, you can’t afford to put your family at risk by rolling the dice every year.
With that said, it is hard to estimate the cost of a house raising NJ job without consulting a professional home elevation contractor in NJ. There are many variables that can influence the cost of house raising. Flood zone ratings, current type of foundation (slab, basement, crawlspace), local regulations, square footage of home, and many other factors can affect the overall cost of the project. This is why we recommend to contact us first, before jumping to any conclusions. Our experience in house lifting can take a lot of the guesswork out of the equation, and give you a clear starting point for your NJ house raising project.
House Mover NJ
While Hurricane Sandy has certainly created an influx of NJ house raising jobs, Structural Solutions of NJ is also equipped for house moving in NJ. Every house moving project is unique. While some of the same procedures and equipment utilized in the process are similar to house raising, house moving introduces an additional set of variables to deal with.
Primarily speaking, the route utilized to move your home from point A to point B can greatly influence the degree of difficulty, as well as influence cost.
Our equipment is capable of moving just about any type of structure. Whether it’s a historic home, commercial office, single story or multi-level house, we have a solution for you! If you are seeking a house mover NJ, contact us today.
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