Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It is risen: WATCH Mase Builders raises the rancher in Brigantine

Watch Mase Builders take a Sandy damaged rancher from its foundation to about four feet in the air in Brigantine.

It is risen: WATCH Mase Builders raises the rancher in Brigantine


Houses are being elevated all over the Jersey Shore post-Sandy. It's an unexpectedly subtle process, the house moves almost imperceptively higher and higher, raised through hydraulic pumps that power jacks underneath, as the cribbing is filled in underneath. Over the course of about 2 hours, a modest rancher on the ground becomes a rancher a floor up in the air, which should keep it high and dry for the next storm, while keeping insurance rates lower.

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Inquirer staff writer Amy S. Rosenberg has covered Philly police, city neighborhoods, Ed Rendell as mayor, the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, Miss America and the psychology of Eagles fans. She moved to Ventnor on July 3, 1995, which makes her a local, but not really.

Inquirer Staff Writer Jacqueline L. Urgo has spent every summer of her life at the Jersey Shore, and has lived there year-round for nearly 30 years, even fulfilling one of her bucket list dreams by once living in a house by the sea.

Since 1990, she has covered the waterfront for The Inquirer — from the Atlantic to the Delaware Bay shore — and some of the mainland in between. Along the way, she amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of this tear-it-down-and-build-it-back-up region, delving into the history and the hype of a place with a lot of unexpected stories to tell.

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