HOUSE LEVELING - LIFT AND LEVEL | LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA
LA Foundation Repairs is your go to contractor for pier and beam homeowners that need to get their House Leveled in Lafayette, LA. Our crews have lifted and leveled over 450 pier and beam foundations in the past 9 years. In addition to inspecting close to 1100 homes in the Acadiana area. There are a few different ways to level your home one is referred to a spot level, while the other is called a lift and level.
LIFT AND LEVEL
The best way to level a house in our opinion is by lifting the entire structure off of its foundation performing a lift and level, the first steps of a home elevation. Most often a lift and level is advised when the home is sitting too close to the ground for the plumber to get in or the moisture to escape. Lift and Levels are performed with our 19 jack unified jacking machine lifting the house off of its foundation allowing crews to repair and replace the foundation with often times taller piers letting the soil under the house to dry and become solid. Once the lift and level is completed, the plumber may return to fix the water, sewer, and gas lines that were disconnected to perform the lift. Now that the plumber has room to work, you should be able to find a plumber that wants to work on your home. The lift and level has a clear scope of work and both parties know when the work is done, unlike the spot level.
The spot level gets many foundation repair contractors chasing their tail as when you work on one spot, it throws off the next spot. It is much better to lift and level the home when the opportunity shows itself. Please make sure that your home maintains an 18" crawlspace for the plumbers to get in and the moisture to leave. We look forward to working with you before your next home remodeling project and getting you on a level footing.
When a homeowner wants to fix one trouble spot in the house and can't lift the home because of a brick facade, fireplace, or attached garage, a spot level is usually the most effective way to solve the problem. There are a few pitfalls with spot leveling due to a lack of a clearly defined scope of work. We like to have one goal in mind when performing spot levels, and it is to shore up the foundation. At a minimum the trouble spot doesn't get 100% fixed but we, LA Foundation Repairs, have done some good by shoring up the problem area slowing the settling process. At times, just slowing the process of settling by adding supports is a victory for us and the homeowner. We try to set up the expectations before the job starts so that no one is upset when we are finished with our scope of work.