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Find house lifters & raisers in Chicago, IL

Find house lifters & raisers in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 house lifting companies in Chicago, IL

Homeowners agree: these Chicago house lifters & raisers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Concrete  Works Exterior  And Landscape  Service's

Concrete Works Exterior And Landscape Service's

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
26+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We take pride in our work and we try our best to accommodate clients and build relationships Most of my employees our family gives us the opportunity to work together and serve other families we are now offering interior work and epoxy floors please see pictures added
All Season Paving Masonry

All Season Paving Masonry

14+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Noah K. says, "All Seasons Paving Masonry did an outstanding job on my driveway From start to finish the team was professional courteous, and highly skilled They took the time to understand exactly what I wanted and delivered results that exceeded my expectations The quality of their workmanship is exceptional, and I couldn’t be happier with the final product I highly recommend All Seasons Paving Masonry to anyone looking for top notch paving and masonry services" Read more
Exterior Construction Services Inc.

Exterior Construction Services Inc.

3 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Jolly P. says, "Eric has been good so far - the project has just begun but he hired professional movers to move my furniture. So far we are very pleased with their apprach to work. " Read more


27+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Mary Anne S. says, "Choosing Everlast Paving and Masonry for my concrete walkway was a decision I'm glad I made. Their professionalism and expertise shone through from the initial consultation to the completion of the project. The finished walkway is not only visually stunning but also incredibly durable. I'm beyond pleased with the outcome and highly recommend Everlast for any concrete construction needs." Read more
Budget Construction

Budget Construction

Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
37+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Brad H. says, "Friendly staff " Read more

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 Chicago house lifting companies

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Jolly P.
Eric has been a pleasant person to work with so far; he was prompt with the quote; most of it was done by phone txts, pics and video call; easy to work with so far; he seems to understand the foundation/structural elements of the job really well; which gave us confidence moving forward with Eric; as the this wall opening project involves a load bearing wall. While we feel very comfortable moving forward with Eric..I will be back on here once the project is completed to give you guys the final review…pls stay tuned
Exterior Construction Services Inc.
Simon W.
Everlast Paving and Masonry exceeded my expectations with their exceptional service and craftsmanship. From start to finish, their team demonstrated professionalism and attention to detail. The quality of their work, especially in resurfacing my patio and steps, was outstanding. I highly recommend Everlast for any paving or masonry needs.
Anthony E.
budget roofing did ah full replacement on my home the crew and joe did ah amazing job start to finish I definitely will recommend them to friends.
Budget construction
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