Apart from moving to another town, there are a lot of advantages that you could exploit in jacking your house. On the other hand, a lot of homeowners are initially “bullied” by just how costly and the inconvenience that it can bring to the whole family.
That aside, house jacking is a very important measure in maintaining your humble abode in order to prevent further damage caused by flooding. This goes most especially for those who are living in low-lying areas and in near-by riverbanks.
And to give more enough reason to decide on putting the hydraulic lifts to hard work, here are some other advantages to look at:
Lifting your house can dodge the intensely-high flood insurance rate
After the devastations left by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) immediately imposed a new directive regarding the reclassifications of flood insurance rate map, affecting communities residing in low-lying areas. As a workaround, raising your house elevation can greatly lessen the price of insurance premiums.
For renovating and replacing dilapidated foundation
Foundations may last for quite some time. Still, they have some vulnerabilities. And more often than not, we don’t realize that it’s what’s underneath the house that’s giving us the headache the entire time. This is where house jacking comes in. This procedure is also useful when it comes to making alterations, repairs as well as replacing dilapidated foundations/concrete slabs underneath your house.
It adds extra space to your house
Need an extra space for your growing family? Since you’re considering house jacking, might as well make the most out of it by having an extra floor to it. Get a quick estimate as to how much will be the difference if you utilize the raising of your house – be it having a whole new basement or a new upper floor. Whatever the case may be, raising your house will be more likely to double your floor space. And bigger space equates to convenience.
It increases the value of your house
To continue, bigger convenience equates to increase in the current value of your house. Raising your house will not only save your precious sanctuary from the threats of hurricane-driven floods, it can also appraise its value because of its elevation – which is compliant with FEMA’s required base flood elevation and added flood-deterring features.
Above all, before deciding to place hydraulic jacks under your house, please be reminded that you need to consult a group of professionals before starting this crucial house undertaking.