There are many reasons why someone might want their house lifted. Sometimes they’re interested in lifting it up and adding a first floor underneath in order to increase their living space. Others hire us for house raising because they simply want a better view after new construction is built nearby. But the most common reason that people want a building lifted is to get it out of harm’s way during a flood. No matter the reason, Payne Construction Services can make it happen.

In this series of blogs, we’re going to discuss the intricacies of house lifting and why it’s so important. We’ll also talk about lifting other structures, from historical buildings to industrial structures. Keep reading to find out more!

  1. What You Can Save By Investing In House Lifting In Massachusetts

    When it comes to house lifting and house moving, the first “loss” that most people think of regards the house itself. After all, lifting or moving a house is a big deal, so it’s pretty obvious that the house is being moved in order to protect it. It’s all about protecting the house itself, r…Read More

  2. Do You Need a New and Improved Beach House Foundation?

    Many people dream of living on an East Coast beach. While beachfront property might be colder in the areas we serve — Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, NewHampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island — it’s worth it to see the beauty of the ocean and the sunrises over the water. While it’s lovely t…Read More

  3. Surprising Benefits of House Lifting

    In a recent blog, we discussed five of the primary reasons that people have house lifting performed. The most obvious is to protect it from floodwater and/or hurricanes swells, to ensure that the main floor never goes underwater. Houses that flood are also more susceptible to black mold in the futur…Read More

  4. Ready For Building Moving Or House Lifting? You Might Not Be

    When most people are having their home moved or lifted, their thoughts are about the home itself. That makes sense, of course, because it’s called “house moving” and “house lifting.” More than anything they’re concerned about the physical structure they live in. But while the house is th…Read More

  5. 5 Most Common Reasons People Have House Lifting Performed

    While house lifting is itself a surprisingly gentle process — a little drywall cracking is usually the extent of the damage —  it’s still a big deal. There will be dozens of people working on a house-lifting project over the course of weeks, and it usually involves the destruction of the orig…Read More

  6. How Much Damage Does A House Suffer During House Lifting?

    At Payne Construction Services, we’re so involved with the process of house lifting that we often forget that people are still worried about how much damage will be done to a house during the house raising process. Is the house’s frame compromised? Does the plaster fall off the walls? Once the h…Read More