Moving your home can be a daunting experience if you have never done it before. We try to make it as stress-free as we possibly can. We have the experience and the proper equipment we need to make your move go as smoothly as possible.
When you call for a quote, it will help if you have the answers to a few questions. We will need to know the following:
Make of the home.
Size of the home.
If the wheels, axles and hitches are there.
If there is a perimeter block foundation or skirting on the home.
Where the home is now.
Where the home will be going.
If the home is going to a mobile home park or coming from one.
If there is a central air unit or heat pump installed in the home.
Having the answers to these questions will help us to give you a more accurate estimate. Of course, there are other things that can affect the cost of your move.
Getting the home out of the existing location and getting it into the new location may require extra equipment and/or extra work. Obstacles such as fences, mailboxes, trees, ditches, tight curves, soft ground, steep driveways, narrow bridges, low bridges, and overhead electric lines may come into play. For us to determine if extra equipment will be needed or if extra time will be involved, we will need to come and inspect the present and future location of the home.
The location of water lines, septic tanks and lateral lines are also very important. The weight of a mobile home can cause a tank to collapse and also cause damage to the lateral lines or water lines if it is pulled across them.
Porches, Decks and Sheds
If you have any of these that you want moved along with your home, there are several things that you need to consider. First off, you need to understand that as far as I have ever seen, porches and decks are never constructed with moving them later in mind. Secondly, there will always be extra charges for this service.
Often the posts are set in concrete and need to be cut off at ground level. When that deck was built, it was built to the height of the home. It is unusual for the home to sit at exactly the same height on the new spot, and even if it does, the legs have already been cut off.
Lifting the deck in one piece and transporting it on a trailer presents another set of problems. All of the shifting and stress put on the deck while lifting and transporting it often causes the nails and/or screws to become loose and thereby weaken the deck. The larger the deck, the more this comes into play. The bottom line is that getting the deck to survive the trip and getting it set up on the other end in the same condition as it was before the move, is virtually impossible. In the case of a covered porch, it is even more so.
Sheds must be completely empty to be moved. The overall condition of your shed, the size of your shed and what kind of material it is built out of will determine what it will cost to move it or even if it will survive a move.
The companies that sell and deliver these sheds, usually do so with either a specially equipped trailer, with a built-in winch and rollers or what is known as a roll-back truck. We do not have that kind of equipment, so most of the time you will need to find one of these companies to move your shed.
To sum it all up, it is by far the best idea to have us come out and take a look at your project. That is the only way that any moving company can give you anything but a rough estimate. Once we have done that, we can give you an exact price and you will know, up front, what it will take to get the job done.
To get a quote and get the ball rolling, just give us a call at 859-623-3089.