It’s certainly not the most common home improvement project, but there are occasions where it is necessary or appropriate to lift a house from its foundation. One of the most common places you will find lifted houses is on the East coast where there is a heightened risk of hurricanes and Nor’easters. These storms potentially pose a threat of devastating flood damage. Following Super Storm Sandy, 1000’s of homes on the East coast have been lifted to protect them from future flood risk.
If you have heard of house lifting at all, it’s probably because of this reason. But there are other occasions where house lifting can be beneficial too.
Thanks to modern equipment and expert teams, house lifting can be an appropriate solution to a number of problems, adding a basement, fixing a foundation, even adding a new floor instead of moving. In Connecticut there has been a large-scale problem with crumbling foundations, potentially due to a poor quality concrete from a local quarry. Lifting the house allows contractors easy access to the foundations to perform a full scale replacement if necessary. Infographic provided by High Caliber Contracting LLC
Imagine: Instead of building a model home designed to appeal to the widest possible demographic, you hand potential buyers a pair of virtual reality goggles and walk them through a computer-generated home “built” to their dream specs.
That day is coming, says Fast Company. But it’s not here yet.
Until then, new home builders still need walk-through models that showcase their homes’ potential in a way that will excite buyers. But if you’re still building model homes the way you used to, you may be missing the mark.
With the internet at their fingertips, today’s home buyers are more sophisticated and more informed than their predecessors—not to mention harder to impress. Presenting high-quality, on-target model homes is more crucial than ever. Infographic provided by Professional Warranty Service Corp.
The real estate market is hot again. Home prices are on the increase again. Are you wondering about what is happening with the home building trends at this point in 2017? Check out this infographic provided by Professional Warranty Service Corp. and see where everything stands. Don’t go into the home buying market without reviewing the information below.
If you are building a home, you must take care to protect your home investment. Many home builders are taking steps to protect your home from the moment constructions begins. See details in the infographic below about home construction and home protection, insurance, etc. Provided by Professional Warranty Service Corp.
Planning on building a new home? There is a growing shortage of building lots to build on. Lot prices continue to go up. See the details in the following infographic. Provided by Professional Warranty Service Corp.
Did you know that one of the greatest assets on a demolition site is also one that may seem simple to ignore—concrete. After concrete serves its purpose and is crushed and broken up, it has the potential to offset the costs of a project when reused or sold for recycling. Rather than send old concrete from old buildings to landfills, forward-thinking Oregon demolition contractors crush it in to useful gravel or into an aggregate that you can use to make new concrete. As construction materials are increasingly evaluated by their ecological characteristics, recycled concrete continues to gain importance in the industry. Read more about this in the infographic below. Provided by Elder Demolition.