Excavation can be done when a foundation needs to be removed and the basement requires more depth.
When a house or building is moved, lifted, or shored up, the ground underneath the structure must be excavated to allow the masons to build a new foundation. With our under excavation service, we can leave a clean excavated foundation hole for your contractor to begin their work.
Most of our house lifting and moving projects involve excavating underneath the structure. For house moving projects, we often need to excavate under the existing foundation to add the supports, jacks, and dollies to prepare for the move. And at the home’s final location, we can keep the home supported while the foundation is installed.
When we lift a house, we may need to do some excavation to allow the masons to add to the foundation or build a new foundation for the home. This is often the case for homes with outdated or failing foundations, or when the foundation has been damaged by storms or flooding.
Please note that under-home excavation is offered only in conjunction with one of our other services.
Relying on our advanced Buckingham Power Dolly System, we can move your building on the same property or across town.
Supporting a house at its existing elevation can be the smart option in some situations, like adding a full basement.
We can lift a house a few inches or a few feet to protect your home from flood damage and give you the space you need.
We bring our decades of experience lifting and moving homes and buildings to each project. Our advanced lifting technology — including the Unified Hydraulic Jacking System — and secure cribbing will keep your structure supported while the excavation and foundation work is being done. Once complete, we’ll return to lower the building onto the new foundation.
Our excavation service does not include dirt or foundation debris removal. If dump trucks or dumpsters are available on site, we can place the dirt and/or foundation debris into them. In all other cases, the dirt and foundation debris will be piled up and left on site.
Our project gallery features images and details about the house lifting and excavation projects we’ve completed.
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