FAQ

Do I need to find a contractor to disconnect all services before the move and reconnect at the new site?

Yes. Look for general contractors in your area who can supply all the services needed (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, foundation engineer) before and after moving your house. Typically, the structure owner is responsible for the utility costs including but is not limited to: power lines, telephone lines, and cable TV.

How much will it cost to move my house?

There are a considerable number of variables that affect the cost of a job, such as: the structure’s size, age, location, and accessibility. As a rule of thumb, the bigger the structure, in size and stories, means it will be more complicated, and thus more expensive. Each individual house or structure is different with its own degree of cost and difficulty. Most bids are priced by the “square foot”, though a house mover may choose to charge by the mile. The majority of a house mover’s bid is estimating the cost of getting the structure prepared, out of where it is, and into where it is going.How far you will need to transport the structure will also affect the cost of the move.

How long does it take to move a house or building?

Most moves take anywhere between one and three days, depending on the type of structure being moved and its starting and finishing location. Structures have been moved cross-country on trucks, floated on barges, and airlifted with a cargo helicopter. If money is not an issue, there is a structural mover that can and will relocate the structure. Therefore, the question is not, “How far is too far?” Rather, “How much is too much?” Distance is but one of several variables in the structural mover’s bid. Long distance moves can be more expensive. Bear in mind, however, there are instances when a structure moved across the street has cost many times greater than one being moved across town. Distance is typically only one of the shifting variables in the cost of relocating a house or structure.

Does moving a building or house reduce its integrity?

A qualified Structural Mover is fluent in how to position the equipment, gage the weight, and properly transport your structure without damaging it. In some cases you might hairline cracks in the plaster, sheetrock, and brick.

Are their specific permits required for moving a structure?

Yes, it is common for a building permit for both the raising of the structure and the final site installation to be required. In many cases it is your responsibility to obtain them. Many movers will help or own this service for a fee. Before you move, you should contact a building inspector for both the current and future locations.

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