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House lifting

Posted by Huskerdee (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 23, 13 at 14:24

We have a sturdy old farm house. Currently it has a very small and rough utility basement. We are trying to find contractors to lift our house so we can put a full basement under it. Right now we are trying to decide whether to remodel or rebuild. One benefit of a remodel is that the older houses are better built and stand up better, and this house needs a lot of work but the frame is 4 x 6 and very sturdy. We have looked at Design prefab homes as an alternative. They are nice but would need upgrades to get quality products. We live in western Iowa. Thank you.


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RE: House lifting

If your foundation is structurally sound, so it doesn't need replacement, and you have sufficient land to build an addition abovegrade on a slab, I think that would be money better spent. Get some firm estimates to make a proper comparison.

I'm in a different situation. I build/renovate exclusively on infill city lots where any extra living space is a bonus and to get it under zoning laws, you can only go down.

This post was edited by worthy on Thu, Jan 24, 13 at 10:13


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