Home Elevation

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Structural Elevation – Defined and Explained

During the home elevation process, most frame, masonry veneer, and masonry houses are separated from their foundations, raised, held by temporary supports (cribbing) while new or extended foundations are constructed beneath.The result: living areas are raised and only foundations remain exposed to flood waters. 

 

One of the most common retrofitting methods is house raising, elevating a house to a required or desired Flood Protection Elevation. When [home elevation] is properly executed, the living area will be above all but the most severe floods, such as the 500-year flood.

Several techniques are available. In general, they involve (1) lifting the house and building a new, or extending the existing, foundation below it or (2) leaving the house in place and either building an elevated floor within the house or adding a new upper story.”

FEMA: Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting 

Using experienced and well trained field teams, Abry Brothers’ has the ability to quickly and carefully elevate your home.  While avoiding the many industry hazards: buckling floors, cracking exterior facades, cracking sheetrock, breaking window panes and the development of leaks at windows and exterior doors.  If you are looking for quality elevation services, contact Abry Brothers’ today. 

Properly secure historic structures while critical elements are being repaired or replaced.


What to expect when you contract us for house elevation services or foundation repair services.


Mend damaged or compromised structural elements in your foundational system (pilings, footings or chainwalls).


When sills, joists, or wooden floor system elements have been compromised by improper installation, climate or termites.