The process of relevelling house is not easy. It can be quite expensive and take months to complete. Several steps need to happen before the homeowner has a new home in place, and each step has its own set of stages. This blog post will go over the entire process, including some cost estimations for each stage from start to finish.
Existing Versus Proposed Plan Analysis
The first step any homeowner will need to take is deciding which plan they want for their home. This means considering the type of foundation, whether or not it’s possible to add on to the existing structure, and if any other special features should be considered to make living in the house easier. It can take several weeks to get a good understanding of what’s possible.
Complete Site Surveying
The second step is to complete a site survey. This helps the designer get an idea of what’s possible onsite, such as where utilities are located and if there are any water or sewer lines that need to be dealt with during construction. It also includes taking into account how the landscaping will look once things have been completed.
This stage typically takes a couple of days to complete, depending on the size and type of property.
Check Existing Structure Location Against Surveying Points
The third step is to compare the location of any existing structures on-site with surveyed points. This will help determine if any adjustments are needed, such as moving a structure or adjusting how it’s framed up for construction.
Pre-Raise Demolition and Asbestos Removal (if required)
The fourth step in the process is to complete any pre-raise demolition and asbestos removal. This can include removing or repairing structures that were found during surveying and making sure all of the hazardous materials have been dealt with.
Install Steel Beams
The fifth step in the process is to install steel beams and columns. These are used as support structures, so they’re needed before any other work can take place. They also help provide a framework for what will eventually be the new home’s foundation.
This stage typically takes three days to complete depending on how many houses there are to be raised.
Timber Styes Installed to Take Load of Structure
The sixth step is to install timber styes. This involves installing wood beams and columns that will load what’s being built on top of the house once construction has been completed. They also provide support for the structure while work continues raising it higher.
This stage typically takes one week to complete depending on how many houses there are to be raised.
Disconnection of Posts
The seventh step is to disconnect posts. This essentially means removing any connections used to support the existing structure while it was being raised so they can be reused with the new one when construction has been completed.
Lift House with Hydraulic Jacks
The eighth step is to lift the house with hydraulic jacks. This process involves installing metal columns around the house base and then lifting it up incrementally until all posts have been removed from underneath. Hydraulic jacks will be used to lift the house upwards until the relevant height is reached.
The ninth step in the process is to complete earthworks. This involves removing any excess dirt or excavating for utilities and water lines necessary for construction and leveling out the foundation. Hence, it’s ready to be finished with a new home.
Hang Posts and Concrete Posts into Holes
The tenth step in the process is to hang posts and concrete posts. This stage involves attaching the metal posts that have been lowered into holes and securing them with concrete, so they don’t move until construction has been completed.
The eleventh step in the process is to remove timber styes and replace them with hydraulic jacks, which are used to take the structure’s load.
Drop the House onto Posts
The final step in the process is to drop the house onto posts. This stage involves lowering the house down slowly using hydraulic jacks .
A house can be raised from the ground up in a number of ways, depending on what is being done and how large it needs to be. It’s important that someone with experience in this area does all of the surveying before any work begins.