Home Elevation – The Restoration and Preservation of Houston Homes and Communities Continues

Although it has been over a year since Hurricane Harvey, homeowners are still feeling the effects of one of the costliest tropical storms in history. While the short-term recovery has mostly concluded, the path towards long-term recovery and stability is still underway.

While some Houstonians have already packed-up and moved on, others have elected to stay and protect their homes using Home Elevation, to prevent it from flooding again in the future.

Home is Where the Heart is

For some locals in areas hit hard by flooding, like Jane in the Westbury area of southwest Houston who got 20 inches of water in her home, Home Elevation with Olshan proved to be the best choice.

“When we were weighing all of our options, knowing that we wanted to stay in this part of town, with approximately this much square footage, the wise option became clear that we would elevate,” Falk told ABC 13 Eyewitness News.

For residents that treasure their home, the memories they’ve made, their community, their schools and their neighbors, the option to elevate allows them to stay home and provides peace of mind. In Westbury alone, dozens of homeowners have already elevated or made the decision to elevate, helping to preserve the community.

Olshan Is Here to Help Elevate and Preserve Houston Homes for the Long Haul

Westbury Home Elevation

The Home Elevation process begins with an evaluation and review to verify that a home is structurally sound and can be lifted safely. Once it’s determined that the home can be elevated, Olshan Certified Structural Technicians develop a specialized Project Plan and CAD drawing customized for the project’s specific needs. Certified Structural Technicians join forces with in-house elevation experts to create a comprehensive repair plan designed not only to elevate, repair and protect, but also to enhance curb appeal and create a home exterior that looks great.

The planning stage of an elevation is involved. It can take weeks to create a plan that’s individualized to fit a home’s exact needs: every home is different and Olshan never cuts corners on thoroughness or safety. The actual elevation process only takes about a day.

Let Olshan Design Your Own Home Elevation Plan at No-Cost

Olshan Foundation Solutions is the oldest and largest foundation contractor in Houston. Since 1933, we have brought recovery to over 50,000 property owners. We use proven systems and processes along with our knowledge of Houston’s unique geological conditions to complete complex Home Elevation projects on time and on budget. Whether you are looking to rebuild a home, a neighborhood or a city, Olshan is the reputable contractor, with local know-how and resources you can count on.

Want to learn more about elevating your home above base flood elevation? Schedule a free Home Elevation Consultation now.

Chris Cates, Olshan Subject Matter Expert

Chris Cates

Chris has been in the foundation repair industry since the late 80’s. He has 40+ years of experience designing foundation repairs plans of all types and sizes. Chris’ work and expertise has been featured in the local Houston media several times, including appearances on the CW39 News, Click 2 Houston News, ABC 13 News, The Sealy News and The Houston Business Journal. Chris’ important work in research and development, played an integral role in the development of a patented repair method (US Patent #10,428,516 B2) designed to stabilize damaged tilt walls. Chris Cates is recognized as an innovator in the industry both locally and nationally.