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Jersey Shore Rebuilding Effort Achieves New Heights

NJ Spotlight Staff | June 28, 2013

'House jackers' in demand as reconstructed structures are built higher post-Sandy

Rebuilding the Jersey Shore has required some heavy lifting -- physically, emotionally...and literally.

Common sense has dictated that structures being rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy should be built stronger -- and higher above sea level. In addition, revised FEMA flood maps have increased recommended heights for many houses.

That's increased the demand for the services of "house jackers," or house movers who can elevate these homes.

WHYY/Newsworks, a partner of NJ Spotlight, reports on the unusual work being done by "house jacker" companies at the Jersey Shore.

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