Building lifting is a complex process that needs extensive planning and work, but the benefits of doing so can be tremendous! With many people doing it for their home or business, it is important to consider why that is the case. In this first part, we will begin to discuss building lifting services and why people do them.
One of the biggest reasons people do it for their personal homes is for flood mitigation. Especially in areas prone to storm surges, coastal flooding, and hurricanes, elevating your home can protect it from flooding. Continuing that theme of safety, building lifting can also assist in foundation repair. With a damaged foundation, lifting allows for repairs or replacements of certain areas without demolishing anything.
In more urban environments with limited space, lifting can help create additional space for a basement, or more stories for something like a commercial property. All of these reasons can also be applied for historic spaces, where preservation efforts are in full force. Lifting historic buildings helps save them from water levels as well as to avoid demolishing and rebuilding, such as the work we have done to preserve historic Tampa!
We hope you found these various reasons why people lift their buildings to be insightful in your personal or professional life! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!