If you’re restumping your house or you are considering renovations that require lifting your home, it’s important to be prepared so you can protect your investment. At Meier Home Removals, we specialise in house raising and restumping.
We’ve compiled a list of steps, beyond plans and approval before offering a quote, which our team will require to be completed before we are able to start work on raising or sliding your home. Read through below to learn more.
APPOINT A SURVEYOR
We specialise in raising or sliding your house, but a surveyor can help to finalise other parts of the project, including pegging of the final position and height marking for raising and sliding. The surveyor should also return after the house is in position to double-check the position and alignment.
CONFIRM YOUR PLANS
For a new foundation, there are a few things that will need to be confirmed before building can commence, including:
- The lift height. This is the exact difference between the new proposed first-floor elevation and the existing one.
- New foundation. Some new foundation designs may require different applications. Understanding your new foundation plan is crucial for our team.
PREPARE THE SITE
This is one of the most important parts of the job, as the site will need to be ready before we arrive and begin lifting/sliding your home. Be sure to ensure the below has been completed before calling our team out to your home.
UNDER THE HOUSE
Before we come out to work on your property, make sure underneath your house is clean. Having to work under a home with appliances, utilities or rubbish can be dangerous for our crew and your belongings. Be sure that everything is removed and there is a clear place to work. If something can’t be removed, alert our team. You should also remove all pipes, plumbing and ductwork that hangs below the floorboards. We will work around wiring as much as possible, just ensure it is tacked up between the boards or tightly on the bottom. We always have an onsite meeting to confirm what our team do and what is the responsibility of you the Owner/Builder
INSIDE THE HOUSE
The inside of your home can stay as is. There’s no need to worry about anything moving or sliding when your house is lifted as it is a very slow and smooth process. If you have any valuable items that may be unsteady, it’s not a bad idea to pack them away or lay them on the floor.
All utilities must be disconnected before we can begin work, including power, water, gas, and electricity. If the power is still connected, legally we cannot work on the house as it poses a health and safety issue. You’ll also need to mark out all utilities including underground gas and electric lines, septic tanks, and wells. These should be marked with paint and flags and our foreman should be alerted as soon as he arrives on site.
CONTACT THE TEAM AT MEIER HOUSE REMOVALS TODAY
The team at Meier House Removals has over 30 years of experience in the industry. We can help to move or relocate home with ease. Get in touch with the friendly team today for more information or a quote. Give us a call at 07 3849 1122 or use our online contact form and someone from the team will be happy to assist you further.