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Floodplain Double Lift

In Ortley, NJ, faced with the challenge of elevating a home to mitigate flood risks while preserving the existing structure, the innovative "Double Lift" or "Ham Sandwich" method was employed. This approach ingeniously added a new living level between the original house and its foundation, doubling the living space without the high costs of complete reconstruction.

This cost-effective strategy not only safeguarded the home from potential flooding but also enhanced its overall value and functionality, providing a unique solution that maintained the original layout while expanding the living quarters.

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In Ortley, NJ, a homeowner faced the challenge of preserving their original house structure due to its adequate layout and the high costs associated with replacement. The property, situated near a floodplain, required a strategic solution to enhance living space and ensure safety from potential flooding without compromising the existing structure.
The innovative "Double Lift" or "Ham Sandwich" technique was employed, which involves adding a new floor between the existing house and the new foundation. This method not only elevates the home above the floodplain but also doubles the allowable living space. The project required precise planning and execution to lift the existing structure, add the new level, and place it securely atop the newly constructed foundation.
The completion of the Double Lift in Ortley, NJ, transformed the homeowner's situation. By preserving the original house and adding a new level, the homeowner significantly increased their living space in a cost-effective manner. The house now sits safely above the floodplain, ensuring its longevity and resilience against flooding, all while maintaining or reversing the living layout as desired.
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Founded by veterans, the Hale family of companies has been a leading foundation repair company in New Jersey since 1946. We pride ourselves on maintaining a family-oriented company that hires local crew members and former service members. 

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