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House Lifting | House Raising

House raising and house lifting (house jacking, barn jacking, building jacking) is the process of separating a building from its foundation and temporarily raising it with hydraulic crib jacks. The process is the first step in structure relocation in which the building is moved to a different location.

House lifting may also be a part of a renovation to build a foundation under an existing house or make a house larger by building a new floor level creating a two story house. Often employed in areas that are prone to flooding and storm damage, this process can be achieved through the use of either timber piles or helical piles. Once a house is raised and supported on cribbing, a new foundation can be constructed beneath it. After Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy large numbers of houses in parts of Louisiana, New York and New Jersey were raised to avoid future flooding.


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Dent Structural Moving Systems

House Lifting & House Raising Technology

DENT NATIONAL INC. doesn’t just move your buildings with generations of experience but also with some of the most state of the art equipment. DENT NATIONAL INC. has a variety of prime movers, multiple modern hydraulic unified jacking machines  We have a diverse assortment of moving dollies from standard 30 ton to our 50 and 70 ton self steering/powered hydraulic ram dollies.Take a look at our structural moving equipment & technology page for more information. We maintain a large variety of transport equipment available to us including our Self-Propelled Hydraulic Power Dollies which allows us to move your building in the safest and most efficient manner possible without the need of a pull truck. This is beneficial in tight areas, especially on narrow city streets or lots.

House Lifting Photos

We have started to collect some of the photos of some of our house moving and house leveling projects.  As you can imagine most often it is difficult to catch a good photo while you are working.  However here are a few photos of projects from the past to the present.  We will continue to up load house moving photos as we get the time. We also add to our blog.

Moving Lifting & House Raising Quotes

Need an estimate for your next house moving project?  We have recently added this new moving house quote form you can fill out and get a good idea of what you are looking at for costs.  We do offer financing as well.

Now Serving all of Oregon and Surrounding Areas

Portland, Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Gresham, Oregon
Hillsboro, Oregon
Beaverton, Oregon
Bend, Oregon
Medford, Oregon
Springfield, Oregon
Corvallis, Oregon
Aloha, Oregon
Albany, Oregon
Tigard, Oregon
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Keizer, Oregon
Grants Pass, Oregon

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