FAQs

[accordion close=”1″ title=”Is it a prerequisite that flood insurance was in place previously, continuously, at the time of a past-related hurricane, and/or major flood event?”]ANSWER: No, it is not required that the Homeowner maintained flood insurance at the time of the flood event.
Under the OCD-DRU Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, there is no requirement for an applicant to have had flood insurance at the time of the declared event. However, FEMA does require that an applicant maintain flood insurance for the life of the structure following the completion of the mitigation activity (hence the need for a deed restriction–this requirement follows the structure regardless of any future owner).[/accordion]

[accordion close=”2″ title=”What are the different elevation programs? “]ANSWER: Road Home Option 1 participants may have had access to one or more of these three elevation programs:

The National Flood Insurance Program’s Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) program can provide up to $30,000 to eligible policy holders who sustained damage of 50% or more. This is administered through the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program). Homeowners should contact their flood insurance provider for additional information.

The Road Home Elevation Incentive Award provides $30,000 ($20,000 for mobile homes) to eligible homeowners as an incentive to elevate their homes to meet the local Base Flood Elevation or Advisory Base Flood Elevation. These funds are limited to the specific dollar amount and cannot exceed the Road Home $150,000 maximum. For questions about the Road Home Elevation Incentive Award Program, call Road Home at 1-888-ROAD2LA (1-888-762-3252).

The State OCD-DRU Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides up to $100,000 in additional funds (based on actual construction costs rather than a fixed amount) to eligible homeowners to elevate their homes to comply with, at minimum, the FEMA required elevation height for the area. Under FEMA’s Pilot Reconstruction Program, eligible applicants may receive HMGP funds to demolish an existing structure and construct an improved, elevated structure on the same site. Homeowner eligibility is determined by FEMA based on HMGP regulations.

For all of these programs you should contact your local building code and permit office to determine elevation requirements for your home.[/accordion]

[accordion close=”3″ title=”I’m told that I need to be cleared by FEMA to begin. What is “FEMA clearance”? “]ANSWER: FEMA reviews the property for cost effectiveness as well as historical and environmental issues. If no issues exist, the property is approved or “cleared” for the program. If there is an issue, the program works with the appropriate entity to resolve the issue so the property may be approved. Normally, work started before receiving FEMA clearance disqualifies the property from HMGP funding[/accordion]

[accordion close=”4″ title=”What’s the first thing you discuss with a client? “]ANSWER: We like to inform our clients of the necessity of a strong and dependable foundation. With a lifetime warranty it has proven to be a wise investment.[/accordion]

[accordion close=”5″ title=”Do you make house calls or set up appointments?”]ANSWER: We are always willing to make an appointment with you with one of our experienced Davie Shoring Representatives. Estimates are free![/accordion]

[accordion close=”6″ title=”What sets Davie Shoring apart from other shoring and foundation companies?”]ANSWER: Our unique PermaLock System ensures true vertical alignment while pressing the pile to refusal. Our cylinders are designed to lock together, therefore ensuring that every cylinder is sturdy and becomes one continuous concrete piling. With this type of threading there is no lateral movement during or after installation due to expansive soils, soil consolidation, sloping sites, ground pressure or roots of trees (in which other competitors’ warranty becomes null and void under these conditions). True vertical alignment and concentric loading offered by Perma Lock resist buckling of the supporting piles which can occur with other systems.[/accordion]

[accordion close=”7″ title=”How high can Davie Shoring elevate a house”]
ANSWER: We have elevated houses anywhere from 1’ inch to 18’ feet; there’s no limit.
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[accordion close=”8″ title=”Does Davie Shoring know if it’s a requirement to elevate my house?”]ANSWER: With 50% or more hurricane damage and you are below the Base Flood Elevation for the area, your house has to be elevated. Since your house has to be elevated, you may be eligible for Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) money, up to $30,000. Contact your insurance for details.[/accordion]

[accordion close=”9″ title=”Does Davie Shoring know my home’s Base Flood Elevation?”]ANSWER: If you are elevating your house, you will have to call a Land Surveyor and order an elevation certificate; their fee ranges from $150 to $300.[/accordion]

[accordion close=”10″ title=”Before signing with Davie Shoring for my home elevation, what do I need? “]ANSWER: Before we sign a contract, we will need a copy of your Elevation Certificate.
Should your home be in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, City of Gretna, City of Harahan, City of Kenner, or St. Tammany Parish, Davie Shoring will acquire your building permit. For Orleans Parish and all others, you will provide us with a building permit.[/accordion]

[accordion close=”11″ title=”Are all Davie Shoring field estimators licensed engineers?”]ANSWER: All of our work for a customer is approved by an independent engineer. Our estimators are knowledgeable and trained to locate foundational problems and issues of slab and pier houses. As estimators, they report to the company who in turn reviews with our independent engineers.[/accordion]

[accordion close=”12″ title=”Does Davie Shoring warranty its workmanship? When do I receive that? “]ANSWER: Yes, we provide our customers a Warranty. Our Davie Shoring Warranty is mailed to you within fourteen (14) business days after our office has received all final monies pertaining to the completion of your project.[/accordion]