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Top 10 house lifting companies in Washington, DC

Homeowners agree: these Washington house lifters & raisers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Kalyx Green Design & Build

Kalyx Green Design & Build

5.0(3)
2 hires on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Lauren P. says, "John Ahrar gives personal attention. He is thorough, thoughtful, reliable, and honest. He delivers an excellent and timely work product. He's renovated two houses (gut jobs), made basic home improvements to my current home, and built a garage for us." Read more
Genesis Painting

Genesis Painting

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
We are professional Commercial and Residential remodeling and Construction plus 20 year of experience in VA GUARANTEED.
Burch Masonry Llc

Burch Masonry Llc

3.7(3)
20 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Philomena D. says, "Very punctual. Everything was done quickly and neatly. Extra blocks were replaced in order to make the finished wall look good. I had also forgotten to mention a small job I needed done. Both were done at no extra charge. I did have all the materials for the extra small job. I highly recommend Burch Masonry and if I need this type of work to be done again I will not hesitate to call them. And did I mention he was the lowest bid by a lot? Thank you Burch Masonry for a job well done." Read more
Elmer Contracting LLC

Elmer Contracting LLC

5.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Joe S. says, "He did a great job " Read more
Remi Construction

Remi Construction

New on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
We do quality work and excellent prices
CRM IMPROVEMENTS LLC

CRM IMPROVEMENTS LLC

5.0(3)
19 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Elizabeth M. says, " Work Description: Decks/Porches/Ramps - Build Comments: Professional, great work." Read more
SIDC HOMES

SIDC HOMES

4.8Excellent(5)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Mike T. says, "This small business is awesome. So much attention to detail. My master bathroom turned out great!" Read more
EnviroHomeDesign LLC

EnviroHomeDesign LLC

New on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
EnviroHomeDesign, founded in 2003 and operating in Arlington, VA and surrounding areas, is an award-winning design-build firm with over 20 years of experience. Specializing in kitchen, bathroom, and basement remodeling, as well as additions and custom homes, they transform houses into beautiful, healthy, and efficient homes. Their flexible, customer-focused approach ensures each project meets the client's needs. With expertise in green-certified projects, including LEED Homes, National Green Standard, and EarthCraft certifications, EnviroHomeDesign is committed to making your dream home a reality.
American Professional Chimney Masonry & Home Repair Service, Inc.

American Professional Chimney Masonry & Home Repair Service, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
45+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
American Professional Chimney and Masonry, founded in 1979, is a highly reputed service provider located in Hyattsville, Maryland and the surrounding areas. Known for their expertise in chimney and masonry work, the company's professionals excel in cleaning, repairing, relining, and installing chimneys. They also offer a variety of masonry services, including the installation and repair of patios, sidewalks, driveways, and walls. With a strong focus on customer satisfaction and quality workmanship, they prioritize precise diagnostics and professional repairs. They strive to provide customers with top-notch service and solutions tailored to fi
M Taylor Enterprise

M Taylor Enterprise

New on HomeGuide
Serves Washington, DC
Founded in 1984, M Taylor Enterprise is a privately owned contractor based in Silver Spring, MD. For over 30 years, they have been proudly serving most of Maryland, specifically Montgomery, Prince George's, and Howard County. They specialize in excavation, masonry work, concrete work, foundation repair, basement waterproofing, and structural repairs. They are known for their reliable and educated approach to identifying and repairing foundation problems promptly, ensuring the safety and integrity of their clients' homes.

Your House Lifting and Raising questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does cost to lift a house?

The cost to raise a house ranges from $10,000 to $40,000 just to elevate the structure. The cost to lift a house and replace the existing foundation costs $20,000 to $100,000. Raising the home and installing a new basement foundation costs about $150,000.

The cost to jack up a house depends on the home size, weight, age, and number of stories. Other factors influence the lifting cost including the foundation type, the height you lift, and the obstacles blocking access to the home's foundation.

How long does it take to raise a house?

Raising a house can take 4 to 8 weeks on average, depending on the preparation required to remove obstacles, the permits required in your area, the type of foundation, and the height the home is being lifted.

Once the initial preparations steps are complete, the actual house lifting takes 2 to 7 days. Delays can occur because of needed repairs, weather conditions, and inspections necessary.

Will house lifting damage my house?

No, if you hire an experienced house lifting & raising contractor, the process should not cause any major damage. Some lifting techniques require drilling holes to attach bracing, but these are easily repairable. In rare cases, cracks in drywall and tiles can occur.

Can I live in the house while it’s being lifted?

Living in a house while it is being lifted is not recommended. The process can be dangerous and there is a risk of injury or death if something goes wrong. Also, once the house is lifted it is unstable and unsafe to live in until the new foundation is in place.

However, you do not need to completely move out of the house, The slow raising process is safe enough to leave your furnishings in place.

Who lifts houses?

House raising or lifting contractors specialize in lifting homes, but usually don't make the necessary foundation repairs. Also, you will need to hire a general contractor to manage the entire project, including surveying the property, engineering for safety, pulling the necessary permits, disconnecting utilities, excavation, and replacing the foundation.

How do I choose a house lifting & raising contractor?

Find a house lifting & raising contractor near you by following these suggestions:

  • Get at least 3 formal bids to compare costs.
  • Confirm the company's experience lifting your type of foundation.
  • Make sure they are licensed, bonded, and insured, with 5 years of house lifting experience.
  • Look for contractors with the best reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask for references from past clients to get their opinion on the quality of the workmanship.
  • Confirm that the estimate includes labor, materials, and cleanup after completion.
  • Ask for a written contract that includes the costs, timeline, and any warranty details.
  • Always negotiate a payment plan with the final payment due when the job is finished.

What should I ask a house raising contractor?

Raising a foundation is a serious job and requires an experienced contractor to ensure your home is safely lifted. Ask these important questions when selecting a contractor:

  • Are you licensed, bonded, insured, and experienced in lifting homes?
  • How long have you been raising foundations?
  • What experience do you have with lifting my foundation type?
  • Does your estimate include the equipment, labor, and cleanup?
  • How long will the house lifting take?
  • Will we be able to stay in our home while it is being lifted?
  • Do you have past customers I can contact for a reference?
  • Can you provide a written estimate, contract, and timeline for the repairs?
  • What happens if the home is damaged during the lifting process?

Reviews for Washington house lifting companies

Recent success stories from people in the Washington area.
Paul J.
An excellent experience on excavation and concrete pour and finish of a foundation and slab for a carport / garage. They followed my plans and worked with me on recommendations and solutions to grading conditions. John and his crew were a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with them again!
Kalyx Green Design & Build
TONY H.
Dion has been great. Rain has held up the project, but looks good to be finished soon. Thanks
Burch Masonry Llc
John M.
Work Description: Decks/Porches/Ramps - Build Comments: CRM did an excellent job on a decking replacement and extension for our home. They quoted an incredibly reasonable price and even replaced some old lattice without additional cost. They final product was well made and looks great. 10/10, would recommend to a friend.
CRM IMPROVEMENTS LLC
Mary-Lynne G.
WOW!!! The owner is the sweetest young lady ever. I wanted to spruce up my basement, and boy let me tell you, it was not in the best condition after the boys moved out to college, and now it's redesigned and it even sparkles. She was extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful and found ways to tie in my style, my husband's budget, and my boy's memorabilia. Again the basement is such a calm space now because of this lovely designer. I could go on but for now, I'd say if you need some assistance, to give her a call.
SIDC HOMES
Irene H.
good boy knows what makes the very friendly and the most important quality of work and good prices
MineraReyesServicesLLC
Richard B.
Wonderful
Paid Fairly For Property Damage
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