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Lifting a house isn't for the faint of heart, but it can be less expensive than the alternatives. Learn why Horizon is your best option when it comes time to give your home a lift.
If you live on a smaller lot, raising your house could be a great solution to adding more square footage to your home. A finished basement is much cheaper than building an addition or buying a new home, and the local building authorities are less likely to deny your permit. There are other good reasons to lift you home, including the need to replace or repair a foundation, to raise the height of your home’s sewer and storm drains to prevent backflow flooding, or to add a secondary suite.
The success of your house lift will be largely determined before it gets off the ground. Proper planning for a house lift is crucially important, because it includes complex tasks such as disconnecting drains and gas lines, removing masonry chimneys, and applying for permits. Horizon will help you navigate the planning and permit process to minimize delays and ensure the best possible outcome.
A house lift has no room for error. Unlike other types of renovations that can be reversed, lifting a house requires precision skills and equipment to come off perfect. And while the actual house raising is relatively straightforward, the foundation, framing and finishing work that goes underneath it isn’t. Horizon lifts several homes in the Greater Victoria region each year, giving us a proven track record that few other contractors can match.