Find a house lifter in Boston, MA

Find house lifters & raisers in Boston, MA

Find house lifters & raisers in Boston, MA

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Top 10 house lifting companies in Boston, MA

Homeowners agree: these Boston house lifters & raisers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Zacarias Excavation

Zacarias Excavation

5.0(4)
11 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Ken B. says, "Nelvin and his team did a great job. They showed up on time and completed a complete regrading and new sod installation of my yard in two days. They also repaired two of my window wells and removed a few bushes for us. The yard now looks great and I am completely ecstatic to have thiis great yard for the summer, " Read more
Aqua Pro Masonry & Waterproofing Corp

Aqua Pro Masonry & Waterproofing Corp

5.0Exceptional(20)
45+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Russell G. says, "Fantastic job start to finish. They arrived on time, listened to what we wanted and did a really great job at a good price. My experience with Aqua Pro Masonry & waterproofing corp was excellent. Quick to respond to my enquires and their work was careful and precise. Highly recommend!" Read more
Accurate Masonry Construction

Accurate Masonry Construction

5.0(1)
19+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Jay R. says, "They where very professional and had lists of experience they where very helpful with the project they was able to talk me through the project step by step I would highly recommend them ." Read more
Backbay Masonry

Backbay Masonry

5.0(1)
18+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Bridget says, "They were very efficient and knowledgeable " Read more
Boa Heavy Construction Corp

Boa Heavy Construction Corp

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
We are a full service general contracting firm specializing in custom homes, commercial construction, and residential remodeling. City Living Development is dedicated to building a better construction experience for homeowners and business owners in north middlesex. From initial concept through design, permitting, construction and completion, we can handle all phases of your project. and we are competitively priced. We enjoy new technology remodeling, and all types of deck building too!...
Gardner Park Associates

Gardner Park Associates

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
cosmoplotian and award winning design build projects from here to boston mass whether civil works or construction commervial building to land lit development or house addition
J Q Construction ING

J Q Construction ING

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Li S. says, "Wonderful team work" 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 Boston house lifting companies

Recent success stories from people in the Boston area.
Larry M.
Reliable, quality work. Easy communications. Great to work with and highly recommend.
Zacarias Excavation
Sean M.
Great job by the team at Aqua Pro Masonry & waterproofing corp. Really pleased with the result, and also very happy with their professionalism and responsiveness. Great workmanship and a very competitive price. I would definitely recommend it to anyone
Aqua Pro Masonry & waterproofing corp
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