Home Lifting: Addressing Common Misconceptions and Myths

Throughout Texas, the Southeast, and Gulf Coast, home elevation services are becoming more common as residents seek to protect their homes and families from the risk of flooding. However, there are still many misconceptions about this process that can prevent people from considering it as an option. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common myths surrounding home lifting to help debunk them and provide reliable information about the process.

The first common misconception is that home lifting is expensive and not worth the cost. While it may have a higher upfront cost than other home improvement projects, it also offers a much higher return by significantly reducing the risk of flooding in your home or business. Additionally, some insurance companies offer discounts for homes that are elevated, which can help offset the costs associated with the process.

The second misconception is that home lifting can damage your home in some way. In reality, the only thing being lifted are its foundations and walls, which do not put stress on other parts of the structure like windows or doors. Professional structural engineering firms use sophisticated tools and techniques to ensure that all elements of the building remain secure during the lift.

The third myth is that the process is too complex and time consuming. In fact, it only typically takes a few weeks to complete depending on the size of your home or building. Structural engineers employ state-of-the-art lifting equipment to raise the entire structure in one fluid motion, which can be done in just a few hours. Plus, most companies offer emergency services if your home has already been damaged by flooding and needs to be elevated quickly.

The fourth myth is that all lifting companies are the same. Not true! It’s important to do your research when selecting a structural lifting company, as there are several factors to consider such as experience, certifications, safety records, and customer reviews. Additionally, check to see if they are licensed and bonded in your state or municipality.

Finally, some people are under the impression that home lifting is only needed when a home is close to flood levels. However, this process provides protection regardless of the local water table level because it helps protect against backflow from sewer lines or other sources. Furthermore, it can help prevent damage from earthquakes and other natural disasters that are not related to flooding.

In conclusion, home lifting is a viable option for protecting your home and family from the risks associated with floods, given its affordability, ease of installation, and added value in terms of structural protection. It’s important to do research when selecting a structural lifting company to ensure you get the best service possible. Residents in areas with high risk of flooding should also keep in mind that home lifting can provide protection from non-flooding related disasters as well, including earthquakes.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about home elevation services in your area, don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience. We are here to answer all of your questions and provide reliable information about this process.

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