7 Step Guide on How to Move Your Home

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Often times people want or need to move somewhere else, for whatever reason. Bigger space, more bedrooms, etc …

You can hire a team of movers to take all your belongings to a brand new home or location.

You may even be brave enough to rent a truck and do it yourself.

Or maybe, you love your house, but don’t like the location. You dream of picking up your home, as is, and dropping it down somewhere else. With the help of Hevi-Haul’s structural mover skates, this dream could actually be a reality.

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide of how you could make this happen.

1. Get Your Home Inspected By a Professional

You are going to need to make sure your home is structurally sound enough to survive the move. Many local governments/municipalities can do this pre-move inspection, and they’ll also tell you if it’s legal. Depending on where you live, it may/may not be.

2. Choose Your New Location and Moving Company

Assuming the pre-move inspection goes well, you’ll officially be able to start looking for new locations. The new location will also need to be approved by the moving company. They will be able to tell you if the new site is compatible with your current home. The moving company will also examine the structural integrity of the home to make sure it will go smoothly.

3. Determine the Price

Moving your entire home will not be cheap. There are many costs that add up, such as disconnecting all utilities to the home. This includes electricity, plumbing, tree trimming, railroad crossing, etc. Each move is different. You’ll need to know the moving cost in general, which includes consulting, route planning, hiring a contractor, and more. You may come to find that the cost is no longer worth it.

4. Notify Those Required to Know About the Move

This includes getting all your moving and building permits for the old site, as well as hiring a contractor to prep the new site. You’ll need to get a new address from the local government for the new site as well. Letting everyone know is  important because there are many factors that go into prepping the new site, such as constructing a new foundation, getting electricity and plumbing to the site, and making a driveway.

5. Go Over All the Details Again, and Then Again

You should always double check everything before you start the actual move. You’d feel very sorry if you found one very small detail that meant you actually can’t make this move after all.

6. Prep Your Home For The Final Move

This includes disconnecting all the utilities and clearing out any small furniture that can fall over easily. Most of the time you can leave large furniture as it is. The moving team will take care of all this for you, but you need to be sure as well. They’ll also clean out your basement or crawl space if you have one. Nothing can be left there. The team will also remove any trees or bushes that may interfere with the move.

7. MOVE YOUR HOME and BE PATIENT

The final step: move your home! This can be a very exciting experience, but it can also be very nerve-wracking. I mean, your house is getting lifted off the ground and taken somewhere else. However, with a team of experts, this process will go very smoothly as long as your patient. Something of this scale takes time and precision.

And there you have it! Moving your house in 7 steps. Who knew it could be that easy? Of course, it is not as easy as it may seem here. People have moved structures all over the world, but there’s no structural mover skate more reliable than ours at Hevi-Haul.

Check out this video from when we helped move the Bosch Tavern!

 

 

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