Raising your home is often necessary if you live somewhere where flooding can occur. Raising your home can save it from being damaged. Before the construction workers show up and start the home-raising process, you need to make sure that you are ready for the project.
#1 Clean Out the Basement and Crawl Space
Although your crawl space and basement are not going to be moved, the construction crew is going to need to get under your house in order to raise your home. You don't want to have your basement or crawl space full of items that will get in the way of the important work that needs to be done. You also don't want any of the items in your crawl space or basement to be damaged during the home-raising process.
Try to remove everything that you can easily remove on your own before the construction crew arrives. If there are any items, such as a hot water tank, that you can't easily move yourself, just be sure to let the construction crew know so they can make the proper plans for moving those items. You can have the home-raising team deal with removing any plumbing and ductwork that rests below your floor joints.
#2 Take Items Off the Walls
The second thing you need to do is start to prepare the inside of your home. Your home is going to be slowly lifted upward. Although the construction team will do its best to steadily and slowly lift up your home, you are going to want to take any items off the wall or that are sitting on shelves that you don't want to get damaged. This is a precautionary measure; however, you don't want something to get damaged that you care about.
#3 Clean Out Your Fridge
The home-raising process doesn't happen overnight. The home-raising process usually takes a few weeks, during which time you are going to be out of your home and the electricity to your home is going to be turned off. That means you don't want to leave food behind in your fridge or freezer. You are going to want to clean out your fridge and freezer. You are also going to want to get rid of any perishable food on the counters as well. This will save you from coming back to a stinky situation.
Raising a home is a complex process, and you are not going to be able to stay in your home while your home is being raised. You are going to want to clean out your basement or crawl space to make things easier for the construction crew. Prepare the inside of your home like you are moving. Take items off walls and secure all valuables so they are not damaged during the home-raising process. Clean out your fridge and find alternative housing during the project. For more information, contact a construction service.