When performing house raising services, our experienced crew can create durable columns that will stabilize the home, and once we elevate a house, the services can tremendously reduce the effects of floods, augment the long-term value of the home, minimize the costs of repairs and stabilize the entire house. Our house-raising specialists regularly utilize high-quality jacks that can safely raise the house and protect the home’s foundation, and while we raise a home, the experienced technicians can examine the house’s floor, reconnect all of the utilities and evaluate the resiliency of each column.
Fortifying the Columns and Increasing the Durability of a New Floor
In Louisiana, floodwaters can sometimes move at a speed of more than 9 feet per second, and an area’s topography could cause water to accelerate near small ravines and curved roads. When we construct the columns, we add materials that can withstand consistent winds, most types of debris, fast-moving water, weak sediment and floods that could destabilize other homes. If a flood occurs, most of the water will flow around the rigid columns, and consequently, the design can reduce the force of the water and minimize the risk of damage.
When we elevate a home, our specialists will remove the house from the foundation, and subsequently, we can create a new floor for the home. Additionally, we could add a concrete slab underneath the floor of the home, and if a storm causes a serious flood, this section may augment the durability of the columns and decrease the risk of damage.
Reducing the Effects of Floods and Improving a House’s Durability
After a flood has occurred, our high-quality designs could decrease the costs of repairs by more than 90 percent. The elevated homes may also give protection to valuable belongings, furniture, important heirlooms and electronics. The raised houses can also minimize the risks of injuries during a major storm.
Sometimes, floods could cause houses to shift, and these movements may damage numerous walls, the joints, sizable windows, the floors and beams that stabilize the roof. When a homeowner experiences a large flood, the durable columns can effectively prevent the entire home from shifting. Consequently, the columns could also safeguard the upper sections of a house during a flood.
Decreasing the Costs of Insurance
Generally, insurance companies can substantially raise the monthly costs of insurance plans if homes are in flood areas. When a homeowner is searching for a new insurance policy, a company’s experts may examine nearby rivers, the area’s elevation, bayous that could increase the risk of floods, areas that contain limestone and the effects of previous storms. Once our company raises a house, the improvements could significantly reduce the costs of home insurance, and the homeowner may become eligible for better insurance policies that offer lower deductibles.
Increasing the Value of Your Home
If a neighborhood is situated near a bayou or a lake, a raised house can attract more interested buyers who may make numerous offers. According to one report, house raising services could augment a home’s value by more than 25 percent. Throughout Louisiana, some individuals will only buy raised homes that are located near beaches and lakes, and during the next 15 years, the average worth of raised houses might tremendously increase because of rising water levels.
Customizing Our Services and Utilizing the Best Techniques
When our specialists elevate a house, they can study the area’s soil, damage that other floods have caused and nearby bayous. We will also examine the home’s width, the number of floors, the amount of columns, the condition of the foundation and various local regulations. Subsequently, our business can offer a detailed estimate, and we may indicate the duration of the project, describe the materials and show images that feature other raised houses.