The Canterbury earthquake repair process has highlighted some of the cutting edge technology used to bring damaged homes back to their normal state.

In this timelapse video we share an innovative method that was used to repair a damaged house foundation, crucial to safety and stability of the building. Using trusses, hydraulic jacks (with five-tonne capacity each) and hoses, the house was lifted up to three metres in the air which allowed a team of repairers to get underneath and work on the foundations.

Once the house is back in place, on a brand new secure foundation, the team carried out the remainder of the building repair work.

What a remarkable transformation.

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