I have an old 2 1/2 -story wood frame house that is about 25 feet by 30
feet. In case it matters, the walls are plaster over wood lath. It has a
full basement with a concrete floor, and I want to have the basement
finished and make some other changes.
As part of doing that, I am thinking about: either, 1) having the house
jacked straight up about 2 feet; or, 2) having the house jacked up 2 feet
and moved back about 10 feet.
I'm just wondering if anyone has any rough idea of what the cost would be to
have the house jacked up 2 feet, or have it jacked up 2 feet and moved back
10 feet. I'm just interested in the jack-up/moving cost, not the cost of
any of the other work (disconnecting and reconnecting plumbing, electric,
etc.; building up the present foundation; a new foundation if it is moved,
etc.). The house is in New Jersey.
I know I could have the basement floor dug out instead of jacking up the
house, but I don't want to do that. And, I know no one can really say how
much it will cost without looking at it, that I should contact several house
movers and ask them, etc. But, I'm just trying to get some rough ideas for