June 21, 2013

SmartJack™ countless homes in New Jersey that now must meet elevation requirements

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201 Sumner Ave, Suite 300
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Whether or not your home needs to be elevated to meet current – and future – requirements is the most confusing component of moving forward with rebuilding your home. If home elevation is necessary, there are several important components to consider prior to construction. The cost of hiring a professional to design, permit and complete a turnkey home elevation on your behalf is the chief consideration. The second is to determine if you are entitled to Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) financial assistance or if your flood claim qualifies for state grants and/or loans. Ascertaining the minimum required elevation height with which you must comply, as well as the most efficient construction method, are all critical rebuilding components that must be considered before moving forward..

That’s not all.

It is also important to carefully identify and consider your needs, procuring the appropriate contractor to elevate your home. Historically, New Jersey has not required a significant percentage of properties to elevate their homes; therefore, there isn’t an abundance of qualified contractors available to efficiently meet the crushing demand of countless homes that now must meet elevation requirements. This huge demand, combined with a lack of experience, has created a gap in the market that new, inexperienced companies are looking to exploit.

Homeowners beware!

Smart Jack™, meanwhile, offers a turnkey solution to the challenge of elevating your home efficiently, leveraging the resources of the Smart Center™ and its team of multi-disciplinary professionals with experience in engineering, construction, FEMA flood maps, grants, loans specialist, insurance claims and finance. Our team will quickly perform a site inspection of your property — virtually and physically — to establish your zoning and eligibility for insurance claims and FEMA funding, as well as state and federal grants and loans.

Smart Jack™ services include, but are not limited to:

  • Site surveying
  • Flood claim support
  • Home inspection report
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant programming, as well as local, state and federal application completion
  • Engineering, planning and permitting
  • Site utilities such as water, sewer, gas and electric disconnects/reconnects
  • Demolition and carting services
  • House jacking and elevating services
  • Wood, concrete and helical pile Installations
  • Foundations and masonry trades
  • Driveways, pavers, sidewalks and curbing
  • Stone, sand, topsoil and landscaping

Elevating your home is a sophisticated project and requires great orchestration of design, materials, labor and equipment to ensure the project is successful. Hiring a qualified contractor has never been more important than now because of the current demand for elevating homes in the area. Analysts predict it could take up to five years to complete the tens of thousands of homes in need of elevation.  The longer you wait to hire a contractor, the longer you may have to wait to have your home raised by a qualified contractor.

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201 Sumner Ave, Suite 300
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

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