Thank you for contacting Planet Three Elevation, your Gulf Coast House Elevation experts
We will contact you back promptly. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your home elevation needs, address any questions you may have, and provide you with a thorough home elevation quote.
In 2018 we lifted over one-quarter-million square feet of slab homes and built over 4 miles of decorative skirting around them. Large slab home elevation is our specialty.
We will contact you as soon as possible. We look forward to a consultation with you to answer all your questions. Meanwhile, please take a look at the FAQs below.
“How long before we can get started?”
Answer: We have a large team and a large fleet of company-owned elevation equipment. Our process enables us to manage many projects with a personal touch and work each one through the construction sequence within about 60 days after permitting. Our permitting team typically needs 20 to 60 days depending on the jurisdiction. Specialty buildings will require a longer engineering period.
“How much does home elevation cost?”
Answer: Our costs are mostly linear with SLAB size. We can provide a detailed estimate for your home.
“What are the other costs?”
Answer: Utility and plumbing restoration, stairs, steps, landings and decks, and a decorative foundation wall are commonly added. Compare elevation service options: https://p3elevation.com/texas-home-elevation-and-business-elevation/
“I’m very busy and I want all-inclusive turnkey elevation.”
Answer: We provide turn-key services for most projects. We provide everything needed for a complete elevation.
“I have slab cracks or slab seams or room additions.”
Answer: No problem. We expect to find 2-10 of the 100 most common issues and our experience enables us to efficiently solve all of them. We’ll bring to your attention anything of particular concern or cost before we start.
“Are elevation grants available?”
Answer: Three possibilities.
(1) If your home receives a “Substantial Damage” designation from your city or county, or if you have repetitive flood claims, you will likely qualify for an ICC (Increased Cost of Compliance) grant of about $30,000. This is not a recovery grant. It is a prevention grant. We can help.
(2) HMGP Grants are sponsored by your city or county with funding from FEMA. HMGP requires 25% payment by homeowners. Contact your floodplain administrator to determine what’s possible.
(3) Other grants are rare. FMA (Flood Mitigation Assistance) grants require city or county sponsorship and must survive a multi-year justification and elimination process with FEMA.
How to file for ICC Grants: www.fema.gov/increased-cost-compliance-coverage
“Are loans available for elevation costs?”
Answer: Yes. We can refer you to lenders who commonly make elevation loans.
“What elevation method do you use?”
Answer: We use state-of-the-art unified jacking to elevate the entire slab. NEVER let anyone punch holes in your slab.
“Do you use the “slab-separation” method?”
Occasionally we’ll recommend “slab separation” to save costs WHEN CERTAIN FACTORS are present. DO NOT let anyone separate the walls from the slab unless you’ve first consulted with us to confirm that it is ultimately cost-effective for YOUR home. Slab separation frequently has a ton of hidden costs and require more time before you can settle in. We can readily evaluate and execute slab-separation when appropriate.
“What caution would you offer?”
Answer: Make sure you have a highly detailed list of deliverables and final costs before you sign or pay anything. Do not be pressured into hasty action. A sound process yields a sound elevation experience.
Answer: Go SEE finished work and TALK to homeowners about their experience. Confirm WHO did the work. There’s too much at stake to give any trust or any upfront money. Words and promises are cheap and there are smooth operators who have not done what they speak smoothly about. Never trust website assertions.
NEVER NEVER NEVER pay large amounts before substantial work is progressed.
“Do I have to wait on the completed elevation to do repairs/remodel?”
Answer: No. Some jurisdictions will not issue a repair/remodel permit until you are elevated above the floodplain. IF you’re allowed, we encourage you to do all things necessary to restore your home life. The elevation process is non-intrusive and NO furniture or contents need to be removed.
“Why should I use an Elevation company?”
It’s the difference between changing a car tire and changing the car frame. “Foundation” companies only tweak parts slabs by a few inches and never have to control the weight of an entire home. P3 can simultaneously lift the entire house and contents to virtually any height.
“Why do others elevate their homes?”
1. Elevation costs are a fraction of replacing the structure with new construction.
2. Replacement home property taxes are substantially higher than elevated home
3. Obviously the frustration and life-costs of future flooding is mitigated.
4. Lower flood insurance rates.
5. Updated plumbing today and easy plumbing repair (or relocation) in the future.
6. Temporary living costs are reduced since elevation can be quickly completed.
7. No future foundation work. The deep foundation is no longer subject to soil movements.
8. For lifts over about 9.5 feet, parking, storage, and patio space are provided.
Thanks for contacting P3. We hope to see you soon.
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