One of the most frequently asked questions that we receive is, What will it cost to raise my NJ house? This article will outline several details that you need to be aware of and that will help you make a more informed decision about your raising and rebuilding process.
First, we understand that house lifting can be confusing. Whether you live in Monmouth County, Ocean County, or elsewhere at the Jersey Shore, chances are you have never had to raise your home before. However, as we all know, Superstorm Sandy has changed our NJ landscape and policies forever, and some of us are forced to raise or rebuild our homes and businesses.
Our philosophy at Complete Construction & Remodeling is to provide you with the most accurate and up to date information as possible, so you can make educated decisions and ultimately raise and rebuild as pain-free as possible. So whether you choose to work with us as your NJ house lifting contractor or not, we will guide you to making the smartest decision for you, your home, and your family.
New Jersey House Raising Cost Guide
To provide a broad range, the cost to raise a house in New Jersey in 2014 is between $30,000 and $150,000. Obviously this is a wide range, and the actual house raising cost will depend on several variables, including:
- The size of your home
- Your existing foundation
- Your location
- Proximity to neighboring houses
- Proximity to water
- Your flood zone
- How much additional work you want done.
If you have a basic 1,000 square foot bungalow, you may be at the lower end of this range. However, if you have a 3-story house on the water, you may be at the higher end of this price range.
Components of Jersey Shore House Raising
The most important piece of information for homeowners is that, to put simply, there are two types of house lifting services that you may get estimates or quotes for.
The first is just the actual house lift. This is the cost for a reputable house raising company to come in, lift your home, and put it back on its foundation. For this basic service, you can expect to pay in the range of $12,000 to 30,000.
The second type, the what you really need, is the full service house lift. This includes the lift, as well as all of the general contracting duties that are associated with preparing the house for the lift and putting it all back together again.
A full-service turn-key house lifting estimate in New Jersey should include line items for all of the following:
- Soil Samples and Boring
- Architectural Drawings
- Foundation Repair and Building
- Pilings and Helical Piles
- Breakaway Walls
- Decks, Porches, and Stairs
- Driveways and Garages
- Finishing work including carpentry and painting
- Heating and Air Conditioning
- Electrical Work
- Disconnecting and Reconnecting all utilities
- Helping you obtain a certificate of occupancy
As you can see, there’s much more that goes into raising your Monmouth or Ocean County home than merely the lift. While some homeowners choose to GC the project themselves, most homeowners realize that this is something that is best left to the professionals who do this type of thing on a weekly basis.
Monmouth and Ocean County House Lifting Experts
Complete Construction & Remodeling are General Contractors who provide full service house lifting. We have a partnership with one of the largest house lifting companies in the country, a company that lifts multiple houses every day of the year, and we provide all of the work to ensure that your project goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Top-Rated NJ House Lifting Contractors – Local Areas We Serve
Complete CR is located in Pt. Pleasant NJ and provides house lifting and contracting services for clients all along the Jersey Shore, including the Monmouth and Ocean County towns of Manasquan, Brick, Toms River, Lavallette, Ortley Beach, Seaside, and down to Long Beach Island (LBI).