What Are the New Orleans House Raising Costs?

New Orleans House Raising Costs

 

Note:
You may qualify for $100,000.00 in Federal Grant money
and be able to raise your house for
NO out of pocket cost to you.

Call Today:
Brent Honore
New Orleans House Raising
1-800-724-2048

House raising contractors are in the mainstream of the construction world.  They perform a service that is definitely in demand for a number of reasons.  Homeowners these days, more often than not, try to keep their own houses rather than opt to move to another location.  Even if your problem is a deteriorating foundation or no foundation at all, there is a contractor who can help you raise your house and either repair the foundation or build a new one. 

But what a homeowner really wants to know is what is involved when it comes to the house raising costs?  It is unrealistic to project the actual dollar amounts associated with each item but the following list gives a good idea of what costs could be incurred during such a project. 

Architect and Engineer Costs

If a homeowner is going to go to the trouble of raising their house then this may be the ideal time to perform other renovations.  If so, an architect will have to be brought in to put the plans together for the renovation.  And once those plans are complete, a structural engineer will typically have to bless or approve the plans before they can be submitted to a building inspector for a permit. 

Permit Costs

Whenever you set out to build anything from a shed to a house, a permit must be garnered from your local building inspector.  That building inspector will need to have detailed plans on what is going to take place as a result of the house raising.  If it’s a new foundation that is going to be poured then the plans will have to detail this work.  If there are other renovations that are to be done the plans will also include those renovations to your house. 

House Lifting Costs

Your house raising contractor, after reviewing your plans and fully understanding the extent of the work should be able to itemize for the homeowner the actual costs for raising the house.  This will include all preparations and any materials that will be needed to actually lift the house.  This will also typically include the installation of new support posts and beams.

Replacement and Pouring of New Foundation

You are raising your house for a reason such as repairing an existing foundation or simply pouring a new foundation.  If you are going to completely remove the old foundation there are costs associated with demolishing the existing foundation, building forms, and pouring a new foundation.

Disconnection Costs

There are many things to consider when you are lifting a house and some of them are disconnecting certain utilities just before the move.  There are gas lines to be considered, water lines, sewer lines, and of course electricity.  If you have underground electricity chances are that they will have to be disconnected by an electrician or possibly by the power company.  There is a cost to this and it must be considered and factored into your cost calculations. 

There is a lot to consider when it comes to house raising costs.  Some DIYers have actually undertaken this project on their own but it may behoove you to speak to house raising contractors before attempting this on your own.  The costs may be greater but this may be one job where it just might make sense to leave it in the hands of professionals.

Note:
You may qualify for $100,000.00 in Federal Grant money
and be able to raise your house for
NO out of pocket cost to you.

Call Brent Honore
New Orleans House Raising
1-800-724-2048

new orleans house raising

One Response to What Are the New Orleans House Raising Costs?
  1. Craig Daniels
    January 10, 2012 | 4:27 pm

    I am interested to see if I qualify for a grant.My home had
    water all around it for hurricane Rita about one inch from
    taking floors in house an 4 inches of water after Ike an about 20,000.00 in damages.I live inbetween Baldwin an Glencoe Louisiana. thanks

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