Decontaminating the Ground
When faced with the presence of pyrite and other soil contaminants in the ground of their property, homeowners may be required to carry out soil decontamination work. In this case, lifting the building is necessary: simply decontaminating around the perimeter will not resolve the problem.
This is not the most exciting renovation project for homeowners, but it is often necessary.
Protecting the Structure
Raising a property is an excellent way to protect the structure from, for example:
Deterioration: If you notice that the foundation is in poor conditions—whether it be natural wear or following a natural disaster—the best solution may be to lift the home to repair and reinforce the foundation.
Flooding: Raising a house is sometimes necessary to add a drain beneath the foundation slab or to make it watertight to avoid flood damage to the foundation.
Improving the View
In some very rare instances, homeowners may decide to change their residence’s position to obtain a better view—such as cottagers who want to admire the bordering lake or surrounding mountains—or to optimize the use of their property. Incredibly, it’s possible!
This is likewise an option for those wishing to reduce their energy consumption by, for example, moving the windows to the sunnier south side of the property.
In all cases, raising the structure is a great way to increase your property’s resale value! Nevertheless, be aware that you will need a permit from your municipality for this type of renovation to ensure the work complies with planning bylaws.