If you live near the coast or near any waterway and face the risk of flooding, flood damage from hurricanes, storm surges and other natural disasters can be devastating, to say the least. And, flooding can occur at any time of the year, so there’s really no perfect season to elevate. You can protect your property and minimize flood damage by elevating your home above the base flood elevation (BFE).
Flooding is the most common natural calamity. Even a small amount of water in your home can cause major damage and cost thousands of dollars to repair. It is best to be prepared in advance of a significant weather event. If you are in the market to purchase a home, look for a property with an elevation higher than the local base flood level. Also, examine the lot grading to ensure water can drain away from the house. Be sure gutters and drains are in good condition and are free from clogging debris. Thoroughly inspect the crawlspace or basement looking for signs of water damage or leaks.
Elevate Your Home
If you are a homeowner who lives in a flood risk area, one of the best ways to protect your home and belongings is to elevate the structure. Many homeowners do not think about home elevation until after a damaging storm hits and flooding occurs. Contact a professional and experienced structural elevation company to discuss your options and to safely elevate your home.
Cost Effective in the Long Run
If you live in a flood zone area, home elevation could significantly reduce your home insurance premiums, make elevation a wise and cost-effective investment.
DeVooght House Lifters is a family-owned and operated home elevation company. We have been providing professional home elevation services for 55 years. We offer quality and expertise at an affordable price, and we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. We will ensure safety and help you navigate through the process of elevating your home.
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