Generally, the primary objective in raising a home is likely to be flood avoidance, even if you're not in an identified flood hazard area. Elevation is the most effective on-site method of reducing future flood damage. New buildings in designated flood hazard areas must have the lowest floor at or above the elevation of the base flood, the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).
Elevation is required when a building has been substantially damaged or is being substantially improved. If the improvement is an addition of a room on the side, the addition - and sometimes the entire structure - must meet the requirements imposed on new construction.
Raising a home allows the owner to relocate the building on the same property, to change the home’s elevation to improve drainage, and to roll the home aside to allow for excavation. The end result is a new foundation.
This value-added investment increases the value of a home and is usually a major living space improvement for the owners.
However, raising a home can be a very involved process. There are many factors that play a role including
• Width of the house
• Number of stories
• Type of elevation
• Beams (size and spacing)
• We provide engineered and/or architectural plans as needed for each project along with permit expediting services to insure job progress. • Large powerful jacks
• Live load on the roof
• Much more
The point is, if you're looking to raise your house, find a professional house raising company to handle it for you. That’s where Suffolk Carpentry Design can help!
We understand that finding a professional house raising contractor can be a difficult process, We will help you from start to finish, answer any questions you may have, and will get the job done right.