One of the most common questions people ask about house lifting is “will it damage the house”.
If you are considering lifting your house, you will be pleased to know that almost all houses are lifted with no damage at all. In rare cases cracks can emerge in drywalls and tiles. If this does occur it should be covered by the lifting company’s insurance.
Other than using an inexperienced contractor, the only other potential cause of damage is from existing damage itself. In some cases houses are lifted to address such structural issues. In these cases any repairs that can be done to mitigate further damage would be made before lifting the house. In this case it might be more likely to see some damage, however this could be reduced by using a more experienced contractor.
Houses are lifted gradually a few inches at a time to minimize risk of damage. Specialist machinery and industry techniques help to ensure that almost all house lifts are completed with no damage at all.
If you are still wary you could ask your local house lifting contractor bout their experience. Ask if any of their customers have experienced any damage, and if so what kind.
When looking for a house lifting company always make sure they have adequate insurance. Membership to organizations such as the International Association of Structural movers (IASM) gives you the confidence that you are dealing with a lifting contractor you can trust.