Sea Bright family raises home to avoid future flooding

A Sea Bright family has raised their home in order to avoid future flooding. The Marellis' house was raised 12 feet, peaking at 38 feet,

The Marellis' house was raised 12 feet, peaking

The Marellis' house was raised 12 feet, peaking at 38 feet, the maximum height allowed by the borough. (Credit: News 12 )

SEA BRIGHT - A Sea Bright family has raised their home in order to avoid future flooding.

The Marellis' house was raised 12 feet, peaking at 38 feet, the maximum height allowed by the borough.

The family hopes to be out of their rental and back home by the end of April. Sean Marelli says it will be a family affair sheet rocking inside and making repairs from Sandy damage.

The Marellis say the lifting process cost $14,000 and that building the concrete foundation will cost an additional $34,000.

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