This single-story duplex was moved with its brick veneer and concrete slab floor intact. At the new location, a crawlspace was constructed under the house.
This might seem obvious, but a brick home is much heavier than a regular wood frame house.
This extra weight means that brick house moving must be done with extreme care. Structural movers with the experience and an acute sense for each detail of the project are crucial to a successful house move that does not incur damage to the structure.
Avoiding cracking is the primary concern when re-locating or raising a brick house. Tom Silva, expert contractor and member of the This Old House team, recommends that you are absolutely sure to call on an experienced house mover. You don’t want your move to be the mover’s test case. An experienced house mover will avoid potentially costly damages to your home.
The historic Seven Gables House in Wheaton, IL was saved from demolition in August 2017. We moved this 730-ton structure 500′ to its new home.
Each house moving project begins by supporting and shoring the structure to avoid cracking or damage during the move. Once the structure is properly supported, it then can be lifted and placed onto our Buckingham Power Dollies and moved to its new location.
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Our team of structural moving professionals has the experience in brick house moving that you’re looking for. We’re experts who use modern structural moving technologies to relocate your brick home safely. Moving your brick house certainly won’t be a test case for us! We have moved brick buildings located across the United States, including Georgia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Long Island, NY.
We’ve been giving homeowners peace of mind since 1970. Here’s what a satisfied homeowner had to say:
“Words cannot express how pleased we were with every aspect of their services. Our home is a 430 ton 1880s triple brick Victorian with five additions, the last one being a fragile glass top conservatory from the 1920′s. We were aware of the complexity in moving such a structure and felt confident from the beginning to end we were in the best of hands!”
— Ray and Lynne Simon, Butler, Pennsylvania
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