How to Choose a Home Elevation Contractor 

How to Choose a Home Elevation Contractor 

Choosing the right contractor is crucial in flood-prone areas like New Orleans. This ensures the safety and durability of your property.  Here are key factors to consider When Choosing Your Contractor Experience and Expertise  Look for contractors with a proven track record in home elevation. They should have experience specifically in lifting houses and dealing…

What is a Flood Elevation Certificate? 

What is a Flood Elevation Certificate? 

A flood elevation certificate gives data on a building’s height compared to expected floodwater levels. It’s especially crucial in areas prone to flooding, like floodplains.   What is the purpose of a Flood Elevation Certificate?   Determine Flood Risk  It helps in assessing the risk of flooding to a particular building or structure. During a flood, people…

The Evolution of Foundation Repair in New Orleans

The Evolution of Foundation Repair in New Orleans

History of Foundation Repair THE EVOLUTION OF FOUNDATION REPAIR IN NEW ORLEANS Brick and Mortar Older buildings used traditional bricks for their foundations, but they were not reliable or suitable for our city’s soil. This led to the development of new methods and materials. Steel Reinforced Concrete Spread Footings In the 1910s and 1920s, concrete…

Drought and Expansive Soils: A Silent Threat to New Orleans House Foundations

Drought and Expansive Soils: A Silent Threat to New Orleans House Foundations

DROUGHT AND EXPANSIVE SOILS: A SILENT THREAT TO NEW ORLEANS HOUSE FOUNDATIONS  The soul of New Orleans lies not just in its vibrant jazz music, spicy crawfish étouffée, or the historic French Quarter, but also in its unique geology.   Floods and hurricanes are well-known dangers, but there are two lesser-known threats that silently harm homes…