W.A. Building Movers & Contractors has over 100 years of combined expertise! Our professional contractors have the proper knowledge and experience to raise houses to a proper level and protecting from potential damage. House raising is a complicated task that is often best left to foundation and construction professionals.
There are many benefits to having your home raised. If you are living near areas where high water levels are common each year, then having a raised house can protect you and your family from potential water damage. Additionally, it can also protect your home from heavy storm and rain damage which occur each year. House raising New York allows you to regain your insurable status by bringing it up to the base flood elevation saving you hundreds of thousands of dollars in reconstruction costs should there be a loss due to flooding.
Hurricanes are happening more and more often. New York has experienced its share of hurricanes recently, including Bill, Irene, and of course, Sandy. There are as many in the first 13 years of the millennium as there were in the previous 24 years. As global warming continues, hurricanes will be getting more frequent and stronger.
Look at Irene and Sandy, two incredibly powerful and destructive hurricanes back to back. Sandy left 90% of Long Island without power and had winds over 90 miles per hour. Once again, these storms are predicted to get even more powerful. Wouldn’t you like to get your home above the flooding with house raising?
If your worried about the cost, you can look into FEMA’S Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs. They provide funds for projects that reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards. These programs enable mitigation measures to be implemented before, during, and after disaster recovery. Local jurisdictions develop projects that reduce property damage from future disasters and submit grant applications to the State. The States submit applications to FEMA based on State criteria and available funding. The HMA programs include:
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) – The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides grants to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during recovery from a disaster.
- Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) – The Flood Mitigation Assistance program provides funds on an annual basis so that measures can be taken to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the NFIP.
- Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM) – The Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program provides nationally competitive grants for hazard mitigation plans and projects before a disaster event. States can receive PDM funds regardless of whether or not there has been a disaster declared in that state.
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