Matawan, NJ (PRWEB) December 10, 2014
Stone Creek Builders, a construction company based in Matawan, New Jersey, has started a house lift for a residence in the Monmouth County coastal town of Sea Bright on November 29, 2014. The house lift is the beginning of the renovation and reconstruction process on the building's foundation.
Because of the home's close proximity to water, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that a Base Flood Elevation test be performed. This test determines the highest elevation to which floodwater might rise and allows the builder to accurately calculate the height of the new foundation to avoid future flooding. Once the test is completed, soil boring is performed and the proper foundation, either masonry or pilings depending on the strength of the soil, is designed by an architectural engineer.