FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

House lifting, also referred to as house raising, house jacking, building jacking, and home elevation, is the process of separating a building or structure using a unified hydraulic jacking system from its masonry, concrete, slab or timber pile foundation and temporarily supporting it with shoring material to accommodate building a new floodplain ordinance compliant elevated foundation.

On average, the cost to lift or elevate a home in the state of New Jersey can range between $8,000.00 - $35,000.00 depending upon the existing conditions of the structure and scope of the engineered designed foundation plans. The cost of a house lifting or home elevation turnkey general contracting project in the state of New Jersey generally ranges between $80,000.00 - $150,000.00. Home elevation and house lifting project costs are dependent upon engineering, planning and design requirements, township assessed permitting fees, disconnection and reconnection of utility costs (i. e. gas, water, sewer, electric, HVAC), the ease or complexity of house lifting elevation process to accommodate the existing structure and new foundation requirements, carpentry (stairs, decks, sills, girders, connections), and restoration of landscaping. We are able to dial in some of this scope upon completion of a site visit and consultation with the homeowner.

On average, it can take between 1-2 days to lift or elevate a structure and 1-2 days to set it down on a new floodplain ordinance compliant elevated foundation. Expect the full process of a home elevation and house lifting project, from planning, engineering and design, through permitting, construction and obtaining a certificate of occupancy to take between (6) six to (12) twelve months.

Yes! We are able to move a home and other structures to a new location or on the same property to accommodate a new timber pile foundation. Check out our video of moving a home on a barge. Homes can be moved intact or in pieces. If you've got an idea or a dream, let us know. We'll move it along.

Several factors such as construction codes, the condition of an existing foundation, whether or not a deep foundation system using helical piles is required, the desire to close in the new space under a home, and the ability to be able to move a structure influences the decision of the best type of foundation for a home. Foundation options include, but are not limited to, full masonry block foundations, masonry pier foundations, masonry pier foundations with framed break away walls, poured concrete pier foundations, all masonry foundations underpinned by helical piles (deep foundation systems), timber pile foundations, and timber pile foundations with framed break away walls. A meeting with one of our experienced and licensed industry professionals will help dial in what the best foundation is for a house.

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