When we move or lift a building, the ground underneath the structure must be excavated to allow the masons to build a new foundation. With our under-excavation service, we leave a cleanly 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. When we lift a house, we often do some excavation to allow your masons easy access to repair or replace all or part of your foundation.
Please note that under-home excavation is offered only in conjunction with one of our other services.
“I used Wolfe to lift my house so I could turn my lake house from a ranch on a crawl space to a walkout full basement. I was impressed with the professionalism and responsiveness of the people I worked with. The crew was on time and got right to it.”
Joel Krawczyk (Google review)
Our advanced lifting equipment—which includes our unified hydraulic jacking system — and secure cribbing will lift your structure and safely support it in place while the excavation and foundation work is completed. When everything is finished, we’ll return to lower your building onto the new foundation.
Please note that 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, we will pile up the dirt and foundation debris and leave it on site.