Raising a Cottage – Foundation Jacking for Flood Protection

In the Spring of 2017 and 2019 severe flooding occurred in Eastern Ontario along the St. Lawrence River, Ottawa River and tributary streams and rivers. Many homes and cottages experienced damage due to high water levels. These homes were constructed before modern standards on requirements for foundation heights. Now, local conservation authorities set the required elevation of a foundation as well as construction standards for flood proofing a home or cottage.

However, older homes and cottages require flood proofing, this is accomplished by raising the cottage and constructing a new foundation. This operation is called Foundation Jacking. Sometimes the best solution is to add to the existing foundation or install a brand new.

If you require design, engineering and permit drawings to raise your foundation, contact us. We provide services in all of Eastern Ontario including Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston, Ottawa and surrounding Areas.

We know first hand the devastation caused by the recent floods. Our owner and Director of Structural Engineering is an active duty reservist with The Brockville Rifles and has deployed with the military to assist with flood relief efforts.

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