There are three types of elevation, choose one to learn more about it:
The following factors affect the cost of elevating a structure:
- Chimneys - Fragile masonry requires extra time to dismantle and/or brace during elevation. Non-masonry chimneys would not add significant cost to the project.
- Proximity to Other Structures - The greater the distance between the house and adjacent structures, the easier it is for contractors to move equipment on and off of the site.
- Height of House Elevation - Higher elevation results in more expenses for materials/labor. In addition, engineering concerns become more critical as the height of elevation increases, given the added potential vulnerability of the structure to high winds. Second engineering opinions are particularly worthwhile in cases involving significant elevation.
- Additions/Uniformity of Slab - Existing additions tend to increase the complexity of the elevation job. Steel plates must be attached to connect the slabs and create a single rigid structure.
- Utilities - Must be brought up to code after your home is elevated.