I ran across a 2-story 3000 sf wood frame house that the owner will give
away to anyone who will move it off the property. It's a large urban
lot and want to build apartments.
Assuming all the details -- structurally sound, approved by the city of
the new site, moving permits clear, etc.... Has anyone had personal
experience pricing this kind of project?
This is not the house I'm looking at, but similar in shape and height.
In alt.home.repair, on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:11:10 -0700, Oren
Hey, seenyor. Mis amigos and I move more casas each anyo than yue have
ever bin in. We do a bery good job. And we have FICA and income tax
withheld from our paycheks too, but can never collect on the FICA
because we're illeagle.
On 08/27/2015 1:27 PM, Snuffy "Hub Cap" McKinney wrote:
Even having done one (actually it was 2-1/2 story of half-again the
footprint) for the local historical society, what it cost here for that
particular move is totally irrelevant to what it might cost somewhere
else for a different house. It's mostly controlled by just how involved
the particular house and route are; these guys can get in and lift a
small frame house in a morning and be ready to be on the road with it
that evening--the hangups are all the other stuff's they've got to deal
with and that's the time and as another says, therefore, the money.
You'll just have to find somebody local and get a bid.
There was a series on one of the cable channels a while back something
like Big Movers. They showed how this stuff is done. They have
expensive equipment and a crew of 5 to 10 people for the setup. A lot
of bracing has to be done after the lift to make a platform. With the
crew needed, it has to be hundreds of dollars per hour.
I did see a house being moved though. They go rather slow.
I'm thinking, with four pickup truck, four bottle jacks, and a case of
beer we could get it done on a Saturday.
Would any of your crew habla Ingles?
On a more serious note, one time when I was a little
boy, they did move a house near me. I was too young
to make note of it, and remember any of the details.
But, it used to be possible. Now, who can tell?
Agreeing with others, it's a very specific situation.
With legal jurisdictions, road surface, utilities to
be moved, and permits, and gosh knows what.
Christopher A. Young
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Sounds like moving boats around in Maine. On one trip I was up on the
bridge with a broom easing the wires over the top. The phone and
electrical wires were okay but the cable guys had skimped on the height
requirements. Oh, well, they could come out Monday and replace the ones
Boats are more challenging with the keels and all. Houses are a piece of
cake. Thing is, those bottle jacks don't have enough travel so you have
to jack, block, jack, block and so forth, which cuts into the Budweiser
time. The screw type house jacks have the same problem. What you want
are four sturdy farm jacks. Four of those and a fat enough ass and you
can move the world.
On 08/27/2015 01:27 PM, Snuffy "Hub Cap" McKinney wrote:
The day I got out of the Army there was a fairly large apartment
building up on wheels sitting right in front of my flat. I told they guy
who gave me a ride to just drop me off at the corner. I understand that
it was the largest building ever moved in the city of Milwaukee.
Back then, due to business expansion , a lot of houses were being moved.
In addition to the price of moving is of course, the new foundation, the
hook ups and repairing cracks.
The outfit here in town guaranteed no cracks larger than 1/4".
Even a $1 house can end up being a large expenditure, but still it's
going to be cheaper than an entirely new house.
Anyway, the house-movers generally charge by distance and add fees if
the electric company needs to temporary re-route wires.
MUCH cheaper here in the PRC. The tough part is finding a lot where I
won't get sued by neighbors for not "conforming" to the acceptable
It will probably end up being torn down. It's in a crime-fest
neighborhood. Probably will be replaced by subsidized housing.
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