High Lift and Full Foundation Rebuild
Problem: This beautiful, old, character home had foundations that were broken and out of level, beyond repair.
Solution: Using House Lifters’ hydraulic jacking system, we carried out a high lift on the house so that the ground conditions could be improved. We first excavated the ground and then lay geogrid reinforcement and a new hardfill base. Following that we constructed a new, enhanced, Type 2B slab and pile foundation with perimeter beam to fix the house onto.
“Being in the building industry, I knew what could go wrong if I didn’t choose the right company for the job. When Rod saw the house and looked at the plans, he was confident about what needed to be done, and enthusiastic about the challenge. But the other contractors who I got quotes from, either I could tell that because the lift was so complex, they didn’t want to do it (and their price reflected that)… Or their methodology of how they were going to do it, didn’t give me confidence. The lift went well and House Lifters were very efficient at providing information and documentation to the Engineer. The ‘close-out’ paperwork was sent quickly too.”
Matt Russell – Homeowner