Tired of banging your head because you have a low basement or crawl space? Looking for more space to live but do not want to build an extension that takes away backyard space? Tired of paying high floor insurance premiums? Don’t move out. Move up!
You want more space
If you are considering a house extension, a better opinion may be to raise your house and put in a new floor. Raising your home can allow you to increase the height of your basement ceiling or create a new full basement from a crawl space. These and other methods could be the most cost effective ways to double the square footage of your home. Some customers report that the cost of finishing a basement or main floor is 60% – 70% less than adding on the same square footage in other ways. Another great reason to consider raising your house instead of adding an extension is to keep your precious backyard space. With the size of typical residential lots in the city, you have limited space to enjoy the outdoors. Raising your home keeps your current outdoor space intact.
Smarter than moving
In our experience, for every $1.00 spent on raising and improving your house, you will increase the value of your home by $1.50. Plus you can avoid all the costs of selling and purchasing a larger home (eg. real estate fees, land transfer tax, legal fees & moving costs).
If you like your existing home and your neighbourhood, you still want your home to match your lifestyle. Maybe you have a growing family or you want to crate an amazing new living space for your family to enjoy for years to come. Or maybe you are looking to add a rental suite. A rental suite is a great way to pay for your renovation.
Many people live near water — either fresh water zones that are sometimes prone to floods, wetlands and natural protection areas, or low-bank sound or oceanside properties. In many of those cases, there is a need to move a house back from the potential high-water zones or to lift your house. We can help with a house lift for structures that already have had a flooding condition and need to be lifted to prevent a future loss, or as a preventative measure so that, if a flood occurs, your house will be safe from the flooding. Mitigation through house lifting can also be beneficial in dealing with the potential effects of climate change including sea level rise and increasing flooding.
Discuss your next project with us
Our site visits and detailed estimates are all no-cost and no-pressure. Contact us for more information. Feel free to reach out and discuss your potential project. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can answer any question you may have and give you an idea of the costs associated.
Washington State (USA)
Seattle 1-866-920-BROS (1-866-920-2767)
San Juan Islands 1-866-606-2237
British Columbia (CANADA)
Greater Vancouver 1-866-813-9430
Vancouver Island 1-866-320-2268
Speak with our Team today about whether House Lifting and House Raising is right for you.