Ambrose Homes, Inc. does house-lifting, pile driving, structural re-working and rehabilitation as well as traditional new construction and renovation. In many of the house lifting projects that we address, the building sits on little or no foundation, or in many coastal situations, on rotting wood pilings and eroding beaches.

Our company has successfully lifted many buildings from their foundations using our unified jacking system, which can lift one million pounds at one time, avoiding the potential structural damage hazards of using a less sophisticated system.

We replace old, crumbling or rotting pilings and bases with brand-new full foundations that we build or, in many coastal applications, with FEMA A-zone or V-zone foundations, or helical piers, which we encase in concrete columns to raise the building out of harm’s way and allow the passage of flood waters without damaging the structure.

Pile driving a wood pile foundation
Ambrose Homes, Inc. moves Cape Cod houses out of harm's way due to erosion of the seaside sand dunes.
  • We do advanced concrete work using our own forms, and design and construct wood pile and specialty as well as standard foundations.
  • We own our specialty equipment and are a certified installer of Chance Helical Piers.
  • We also complete specialty projects, such as structural welding, helical pier jacking, small bridge renovations and steel staircases.

Chatham seawall before 

Chatham seawall after 

On Cape Cod, the need for reliable bulkheads and seawalls has increased due to quickly-eroding shorelines. Ambrose Homes, Inc. repairs and installs bulkheads and seawalls using our specialized equipment and skilled crew to protect homes swiftly with low environmental impact.

Bulkheads and seawalls are vertical shoreline stabilization structures that provide protection from waves and retain soil. Bulkheads and seawalls can be constructed from a variety of materials including concrete, wood, and vinyl.  Seawalls are typically used to prevent homes from storm surges with pounding surf, eroding shorelines and waves.