Did you know you can lift a building?

Blog submitted by Shield Foundation Repair in Edmonton

Hey, I thought Shield did foundation repairs?

We love the foundation repair business, and we are good at it. But one of our lesser-known specialty services is home lifting and levelling. Our team consists of seasoned pros who have years of experience in commercial and residential structure lifting. Read more about house lifting in Edmonton.

As we talk with so many customers, sometimes we encounter interesting projects like the one below.

Lifting a garage

A homeowner wanted to lift his garage to accommodate an increased door height. This is a technical, complicated job. It requires experience and the proper equipment knowledge.

Not something we come across every day, but the type of job we really like to take on.

This project required structural support before lifting to ensure all four corners remained plum. To raise this garage safely and securely, we used our unified jacking system, which ensures each jack receives precisely the same volume of oil, allowing them to extend at the same rate, regardless of the weight or pressure on it. Clean and professional.

A unified jacking system

Next, we installed piles and, with the help of a structural engineer, designed concrete grade beams and a new floor. We then placed the garage back on a newly poured grade beam. Finally, to finish the job, a 10-foot garage door was installed.

You can see images from each stage of the project on our original blog about the garage lifting project. The client was delighted with the completed work.

Building lifting services in Edmonton

Shield Foundation Repair provides expertise in lifting services for residential and commercial buildings in and around Edmonton and throughout Alberta. We follow North American industry standards for all lifting procedures and use our own personnel and equipment.

Call us for a complete project evaluation and quote when thinking about raising any structure.

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