House raising grant
We just completed lifting a house in Slidell, LA. Located in St Tammany parish. We finished right before Covid19. Many people don’t realize that there are still grants to have a house raised. Many are completely free and some you have to put up a percentage of the money. This particular home has a slab foundation. We raised the slab foundation. At A-1 Remodeling & Building inc we have been helping home Owners with all types of Elevation grants. We generally raise homes in Louisiana & Mississippi but we will look at other projects out of our normal service area. If you have been contacted by the elevation grant program we will help you through the process. We have been lifting homes for well over 30 years locally.
Raised Pier or Open Foundation House Raise & Elevation Grant Before & After.
This is a multi level home. This home is located in Lacombe, Louisiana right next to bayou that leads to Lake Pontchartrain.
Once you receive your letter saying you are eligible for a home elevation grant ; The grant authority will tell you to get three bids or estimates. Not everything is equal. its important to know what they pay for and what they don’t. Also when they pay for it and when they don’t. Meaning just because it was paid for on another house does not mean it will be paid for on your house. If a Home Owner or Contractor is not knowledgeable about the home elevation program; which many times is the case. You may have to pay for grant allowed items. We take the time to see what is allowed by the grant program for your specific type of home. Unfortunately if you send in a less expensive quote that does not included all grant allowed items sometimes it too late and you will be stuck footing a bill.The grant program in many cases goes by the lowest estimate. Not always the correct for your house estimate.
Many of times this requires of talking with your grant mitigation specialist about your specific project.
Before & After Slab Raise Home Elevation
This is a concrete slab raise funded by a Repetitive loss grant home elevation grant.
We excavated under the home and installed segmented pilings.
Then we raised the house to its new elevation and poured a new foundation then installed decks and stairways.
After we completed the house raise the Home Owner or grant applicant under our direction payed us to install closed cell foam insulation underneath the home. In most cases the grant does not currently pay for this under a slab home. If it is not done in many cases the Homes air conditioning system will not keep up. Also it may have problems with the finished flooring and or signs of humidity in the hotter times of the year.
This kept the moisture from coming through the newly raised home and creating a insulation barrier under the home.