home improvement


Question by  Laura (17)

Is it difficult to raise the height of a home?

I've definitely seen houses up on stilts to add a new floor, but how complicated and expensive is that?


Answer by  Aya (797)

This is a very complex process because the foundation has to be moved and if it's not kept level, the house can sustain serious damage. Therefore, it's very expensive and rarely done unless there is potential water damage or the entire home is being relocated for another reason before the change.


Answer by  tschebyshev (252)

Its a major undertaking. If you want to add additional rooms above current construction, it is not really "raising" the roof... rather, the roof is removed, some new rooms are added, and a new roof is added on top. This costs in the same ballpark as adding extra groundfloor rooms.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

It is very time consuming and extremly expensive and there are no garuntees when you do this that your structure will be able to with stand being raised.


Answer by  something (26)

This may or may not become a complicated procedure depending on construction of initial house. You may face restrictions on how much weight can you have on that floor.

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