How Much Does it Cost to Lift a House?

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Lifting a house is a very common procedure done in order to avoid flood damage, add a basement, fix the foundation, add head space or even move a home from one place to another.

Lifted house by Zanastardust, on Flickr
Lifted house” (CC BY 2.0) by Zanastardust

How much does it cost to lift a house?

Potential Costs InvolvedAverage Price
Plans and Permits$4,000 to $8,000
Structural Engineer Plans$1,000 to $3,000
Preparation for the lift (materials to lift the home and add new supports and beams)$15,000 to $25,000+
Repairing the foundation (if necessary)$4,000 to $10,000
Installing a new drain to carry water away from home (if necessary)$1,500 to $3,000+
New landscaping$100+
Repairs to exterior due to cracking after job has been performed$500+

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    Was it worth it? Yes

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