Carstan Wants To Make Your Vision Into a Reality. 

It's Important when shopping for the Right Contractor that you are provided a Complete Scope Of Work.
Communication is Key.

Educate Yourself and Find Out What Your Local Buildings Department Will Require To Get You Your Building Permit. 

Carstan Is Here To Communicate To Your Local Ordinance For You. First Carstan Will Deliver Your Permit Application Along With a Stamped Signed Of Plans From Your Architect To The Building Department. 

Once You Have All Your Permits and Approvals Now We Are Ready To Start The Demolition of Your Existing Foundation, Decks and Anything Else You Want To Get Rid Of. The Excavation Takes Place To Create The Necessary Form For The Next Phase of Putting In The Foundation and Sanitary Systems. The Excavation Is A Fairly Quick Process If It's Done Right! Don't Leave Your Neighbors With The Task of Cleaning Up The Mess Created By Your Construction Site While You're Not Home.

Carstan Works With Local Reliable Demolition Companies That Guarantee Every Last Nail Is Thrown Away Properly. 


Depending on what town you live in the permit process time may vary. If you live within the Long Beach or Island Park Area you can expect to be out of your home at least three weeks before we actually get the permit. 

Why does it take so Long?

In order to legally obtain your permit to begin the lift process, there are a few documents the Buildings Department Requires to be handed in first. Among these documents are the Disconnection Letters and Clearance Letters  that are sent out by PSEG and National Grid. Once your Gas and Electric is shut-off, it can take the Utility Companies several weeks to inspect your property and complete the Necessary Letters. 

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If you've come to this page, it's because you want to know more about The House Lift. You've Come To The Right Place.

With Over 1000 House Lifts Completed In Long Island NY Alone, Carstan is Here To Help You Every Step of the Way.

Do you have an Architect? 

If Not, No Problem! We'll Bring Our Architect to the Meeting. It's Important To Hire A Experienced Builder That Can Be Involved With Helping You Decide How To Build The Home Of Your Dreams Within Your Budget and as Energy Efficient As Possible.



Next We Will Begin Setting Up All The Disconnections Necessary Including All Gas, Electric, Water/Sewer Services. Carstan Waits On Hold... So You Don't Have To! Learn More and Check Out Our Forms Page.

It's Important To Protect Your Investment and Make Sure That Your Contractor is Following All The Legal and Necessary Agendum Prior To Starting Your House Lift. Including calling 811! 

Did You Know? That NY State Requires You Call 811 At Least 2 Full Working Days Prior To Starting Any Sit Excavation... and Yes That Includes Planting A Rose Bush On Your Property!


The Waiting Game...


Do You Have A Land Surveyor? We Do.

There are 5 documents you will need to purchase from a Land Surveyor in order to complete the entire project.

-Pre- Elevation Certificate (Section C based on construction drawings) 

-Benchmark Survey

-Foundation Location Survey

-Post Elevation Certificate

-Final Survey



Raising Your Home Is Usually The Most Cost Effective Solution To Avoid Flood Damage. Homes Are Also Raised To Expand Living Space. Whatever Your Reasons Are, You Should Keep In Mind Lifting Your Home Could Significantly Reduce Your Insurance Costs. 

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