Raising a cottage and installing steel piers

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Posted by: from Hamilton
7/25/2022 at 12:12:01 PM


I'm looking for a ballpark estimate of what it may cost to raise a 1500 sq ft single storey cottage and install steel piers to raise the cottage above the flood zone.

The property is on Pelee Island, the ferry would be needed to haul the heavy equipment, supplies and crew to the island.

Raising a cottage and installing steel piers
Raising a cottage and installing steel piers
Raising a cottage and installing steel piers
Raising a cottage and installing steel piers
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Date/Time7/26/2022 at 10:24:20 AM

That type of a structure as it is built on ground is not recommended to try and raise, you would literally have to excavate extensively underneath to support it properly for a lift, gable roof will be difficult to support, sunroom addition likely needs to be disassembled. Considering what it is, size, year, transport everything by ferry etc., it would cost less to build a new one than what you are planning with raising, steel piles etc. IMO

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