What types of structures do you move? We move everything from
garages to condos. This includes sheds, houses, barns, single-family
homes, duplexes, office buildings, warehouses, churches, railway cars
(see photos), commercial
buildings, and delicate historical buildings.
Can brick, stone and cement block structures be raised?
Yes. We have experience working with brick, double brick, stone and
solid masonry. We use specialized equipment with hydraulic jacking
systems and hydraulic dollies to get the job done safely and
Can any house be moved? Financial concerns aside, the answer is
Can the porch, deck, fireplace and attached garage be moved with
our home? It may be necessary to move some of these sections
separately depending on the travel route to your new location. We can
move your home with or without the fireplace and our estimate will
provide pricing both ways.
My home is on a slab foundation but it needs to be raised 10 feet
for flood protection, can you do that? Yes. We will raise your
home, build a new foundation, remove the existing slab, install
pilings and then place the home on its new foundation.
How far can a building be moved? If the travel route is good, a
building can be moved practically any distance. When moving a building
over one-and-a-half stories high, utility wires may have to be raised
along the travel route, which, depending on the number involved,
increases the price of the move.
A condo developer bought my property in Orange Beach and now I
would like to move the beach house to my place on Apalachicola River,
can you handle that? No problem, just another day at the Office Phone Phone!
We can move your beach house by barge to any location with water
Can you move our two-story home about 50 miles to our farm? What about
the hundreds of utility lines along the way, wouldn't that be cost
prohibited ? To avoid utility wire cost we separate the second
floor from the first floor and remove it with a crane. Both sections
are moved at the same time to the new location where the crane moves
the upper floor in place to be reattached. This process is less
expensive than having to work with the utility wires.
Can we stay in our house while you’re raising it for a new foundation?
Yes. Owners often remain in their home while we work, especially when
we are raising a house and excavating for a new foundation. (We find
creative ways to make this possible.)
We want to move my dad's family home from Bagdad Florida to
Brewton, Alabama, but Bagdad is 2 hours from Semmes, would your
location affect the costs of moving my home? We service an area
300 miles from Mobile, so your location is not a factor in determining
the cost. We appreciate the fine historic homes in Bagdad and would be
happy to carefully transplant your dad's home to its new location in
Our home sits in the middle of 2 acres near Foley, Alabama, can you
move it over to the edge of the property so we can subdivide the
remaining property? Sure, we do this often. One client moved their
home over a few feet and sold the remaining property to an expanding
Will the move damage my home? The remedial repairs due to
the move is minimal. Sometimes there are stress cracks in the drywall
over doorways (but no more than you will see in an average new house
that settles). Doors may need to be adjusted but no structural damage
How much does it cost to raise or move a house? Every project is
unique and there are many factors that affect the cost and the total
price is based on the amount of equipment and crew time required.
For an estimate on moving a structure
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How high can a house be raised? Your zoning rules dictate the
maximum allowable height and square foot coverage on the lot. Check
with your planning department.
Can I add a basement to my home? Yes. We can raise your home
and after the basement is constructed the home can be lower into position.
Do I need a permit to relocate my house? Yes, we will advise you
as we proceed.
Do I need extra insurance while my house is being moved? Your
home is insured for a maximum of 30 days while it is on our equipment.
Advise your agent of the move and make sure your coverage will be
adequate at the new location
What is your service area?
We work within 300 miles of Mobile, in Alabama and Mississippi.
Are references available? will be happy to furnish references
as well as a Certificate of Insurance upon request.
No project is too intricate
or insignificant! We like challenges.
International Association of Structural Movers