Stone Creek Builders Begins House Lift in Sea Bright, New Jersey

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Stone Creek Builders, a construction company based in Matawan, New Jersey, has started a house lift for a residence in the Monmouth County coastal town of Sea Bright on November 29, 2014. The house lift is the beginning of the renovation and reconstruction process on the building's foundation.

Because of the home's close proximity to water, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that a Base Flood Elevation test be performed. This test determines the highest elevation to which floodwater might rise and allows the builder to accurately calculate the height of the new foundation to avoid future flooding. Once the test is completed, soil boring is performed and the proper foundation, either masonry or pilings depending on the strength of the soil, is designed by an architectural engineer.

The reconstruction of the foundation begins with the removal of all steps, stairs and porches and the disconnection of all utilities, then the actual house lift occurs. When the new foundation is in place, the property is back-filled and graded to allow water to run from the foundation rather than collecting around it and causing possible future damage. The house is then lowered onto the new foundation, the utilities are reconnected, and new steps, stairs and porches are added, as well as any other renovation that is needed on the exterior of the house.

In the case of the Sea Bright residence, the soil strength will allow a masonry foundation, and the necessary materials have already been delivered to the location. Because of the uncertainty of weather conditions in late autumn, all involved hope that clear weather will prevail during construction so that there will be no delays and the foundation refurbishing process goes as planned.

Stone Creek Builders has been serving Monmouth County with residential and light commercial construction since 1988. It offers custom home building, reconstruction, renovation and design services, and works closely with its clients to ensure complete satisfaction with the finished project. From building mantels and moldings to creating a dream home for raising a family, Stone Creek Builders is able to create whatever its clients envision.

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Diane Mullen
Stone Creek Builders
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