Following Superstorm Sandy damages along the New Jersey Shore, the need for professional house raising services is wide spread. Where to start? Who to trust? How to coordinate? How much will it all cost? Those questions and much more can be addressed and answered by Gambrick.
House raising can be done as a stand alone project by a House Raising Company, but that’s not all we do, since we are a General Contractor and New Home Builder we combine house raising with home remodeling and improvements whether basic or extensive and possibly structural. The actual house lift and reset can start as low as $15.00 per square foot* of house base area. However there are several items and tasks that need to be considered, addressed and priced. Every House Raising and Repair project is a custom job and must be priced accordingly, no two jobs are alike and so there is no standard one size fits all price.
Here are a few factors to consider:
- Professional fees: Designer, Architect, Engineer, Surveyor…etc.
- Foundation solutions: Block, Pilings, or Helical Pilings
- Mechanicals and utilities: Electric, Plumbing, Gas, Heating, Cooling…etc.
- Chimneys and fireplaces
- Steps, porches, and decks
- Wood floor framing for rooms and garages that now have concrete slab floors
- Interior renovations
- Exterior siding and foundation facade or finish
These items, with the house lift, typically amount to at least $60,000 and often much more.
There is good news! You may be eligible for up to $30,000 in Increased Cost of Coverage (ICC) money. Plus, qualified homeowners may be eligible for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) covering up to 75% (above the ICC $30K) of the overall cost. Therefore, a $120,000 project, with the $30,000, would potentially be 100% covered. The experienced house lifting team is prepared to help our clients apply and obtain as much as possible.
If you own a home at the Jersey Shore, Ocean or Monmouth County NJ or a few other NJ locations that may need to be raised, or if you just what to explore the option and possibilities, please contact Gambrick today.