We probably don’t have to tell you that the Livingston Parish was one of the hardest hit during the 2016 Louisiana floods. Livingston suffered more than most other parishes in the area, while 140,000 homes were destroyed throughout southern Louisiana as 7.1 trillion gallons of water fell from the sky.

With nearly a tenth of Livingston Parish being covered in water, it’s no surprise that some flooding will occur from time to time. But the 2016 floods were particularly diabolical because the flooding occurred in areas that don’t usually flood. Because they weren’t in the traditional flood zones, most homeowners didn’t have flood insurance and hadn’t thought to invest in house lifting. People throughout Denham Springs, Walker, Livingston, Springfield, and many other towns were all affected in ways that they never expected.

We certainly wish we could go back in time and warn everyone that the floods were coming and tell them where they were going to hit, but the most that can happen now is assisting with rebuilding the area. One of the best things you can do to protect your home from future flooding is to invest in house lifting. TurnKey Contractor Solutions lifts homes every day, and we have the crew, equipment, and the knowledge to raise you home above flood levels so that it can survive while those around you will be a total loss.

We admit, it’s a big process to raise a house. Heavy-duty hydraulic jacks gently raise it from the foundation, while a new foundation is constructed underneath. A house can be raised a significant amount, and adding 12 feet under it is not unheard of. While the basement will still flood, the structure of the house — including all of your belongings — are saved.

You might not make use of your newly-raised home for many years, or even decades. But when that unexpected flood does occur, you’ll be high and dry. TurnKey is more than happy to give you a free quote for house lifting, so be sure to contact us today.