A NEW WAY TO LIFT YOUR HOME
The Ark Lift, was inspired to find a better way to prevent homes from flooding when his friend’s home flooded a second time. The cost to lift the foundation, remediate the home and renovate the flooded interior was shocking and put his friend into financial distress. Unfortunately this happens too often in the Houston area and in many other areas throughout the country.
The Ark Lift protects homes from future flooding while creating a beautiful new healthy living area. It is the only house lifting method where the previously flooded portion of the home is converted to a crawl space and the foundation is left untouched.
Even after the most effective remediation efforts, remnants of previous flooding can still put your health, and the health of your family, at risk.
Mold, although not visible, may continue to slowly grow in ever-present humid weather conditions wreaking havoc for individuals with allergy sensitivities.
Bacteria, viruses, parasites, heavy metals, and pesticides once in your home from flood water containing sewage and runoff, may remain in trace amounts and could also cause unexpected health issues.
The Ark Lift creates an entirely new living space in your home that has never been contaminated with flood water.
The Ark Lift builds ON TOP OF the previously flooded area which then becomes the crawl space under the home. With traditional foundation lifts, the contaminated living space is lifted with the foundation and reinhabited.
HEALTHY UNCONTAMINATED LIVING SPACE
Noah’s Arkitecture will NOT LIFT your home’s foundation. We believe this method is controversial and structurally unproven over a long period of time. Although foundation lifts are a commonly accepted practice, foundations are not meant to be lifted and suspended.
This common practice can cause your foundation to crack or shift and leave your home unsafe.
While performing the Ark Lift and creating a new uncontaminated living space in your home, Noah’s
Arkitecture can also reinforce the strength and safety of your home by adding shear walls to lessen the effect of high winds and/or seismic forces.
Your home is raised above base flood elevation which greatly reduces the risk of future flooding.
This improvement, in addition to a brand-new living area, significantly increases your home’s resale value.
INCREASES HOME VALUE
When your home is raised above base flood elevation with the Ark Lift, repetitive flood and remediation claims will be avoided in the future, thereby lowering your flood insurance premiums and residual costs.
By adding additional weatherization options, such as shear walls, your homeowner’s insurance premiums may be reduced as well.
DECREASES INSURANCE COSTS
Mitigating Houston’s flooding problems, by creating a flow-through crawl space under each home aids in the displacement of water and increases water flow to more permeable ground.
Materials from your home, deemed safe and clean, will be re-purposed as your home is raised with the Ark Lift.
ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE CONSTRUCTION
Have you ever thought about changing your home’s current floor plan to add another bathroom or to increase the size of the kitchen, but decided it was too expensive?
The Ark Lift gives you the opportunity to make changes to your home’s interior layout at a fraction of what it would cost for a typical home renovation.