When roads are re-laid in a specific locality, it is common to find the road height growing higher than the ground-level of several houses on either side of the road over a period of time. This can lead to several problems such as water flowing into the house premises. For many, the solution remains increasing the floor level, or rebuilding the structure. Haryana-based Mamchand and Sons has been in the business of lifting and shifting buildings for nearly two decades now.
Lifting and shifting the entire home
New technology introduced in Kerala for the first time, House lifting with jacks in Alappuzha,Kerala
For a 1500 sq.ft house, about 25 persons are employed. They are specially trained for the work. Only the floor at the ground level and the sewage needs rework. The plumbing and electricity lines are not affected and there is no necessity to remove the doors and windows.
The company has lifted a four-storey building in Haryana for a similar purpose and raised the foundation for nearly 11 feet in another building in Gurgaon.
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