Jersey Shore Rebuilding Effort Achieves New Heights

'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, at the Jersey Shore.