The expert house movers at Wolfe House & Building Movers use modern structural moving technology to ensure each building we move is protected while it's safely re-located to a new site.
No building is too large for us to move. Structure type we pick up and move include frame, stone, block, log, brick houses, and concrete and steel commercial buildings. In some cases, we can even move the concrete slab floor along with a building.Request a Quote
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Structural moving begins with a combination of supporting and lifting before the structure goes anywhere. Equipped with the latest in radio remote-controlled hydraulic dollies, the Buckingham Power and Coaster Dollies bring the levels of stress on your building to a historic low. The Buckingham Dollies are designed and built in-house and then used for all of our relocation projects, as well as rented and sold to other riggers and structural movers around the world.
We serve most states east of the Mississippi River, plus Iowa and Missouri. Moving services west of the Mississippi River are available for historic restoration/preservation and large masonry structure projects only.View Our Service Area
Tree trimming/removal, traffic control, overhead utility line removal and if your project goes off-road, then excavation may apply as well. Because of the volume of projects that we bid and the work that goes into clearing a move route, you or your contractor are responsible for providing us with a clear move route.
Tree trimming is fairly self explanatory; any trees or limbs that would be within the projected move route must be cut down or cut back ahead of time. Most times our customer’s hire a professional tree trimmer to clear the route before hand and also to be along the day of the move in case of anything that might have been missed.
Can be as little as stopping traffic while we cross the road or as much as a full detour on a main road while we come through. Many times a Local or State Police escort will be required when going down the road. You or your contractor must talk with the local police or traffic planner to see what will be required for you specifically. If a detour is proposed, than usually a traffic plan will need to be submitted as well.
Overhead utility lines can be very expensive and time consuming to move. For this reason, most of the moves that we do on the East Coast are within several miles. Overhead lines can be as low as 13′ 6″ above the road, although in most rural areas they are usually more around 15′ to 18′ above the road. Even a single story house will usually be up into the lowest of these wires by the time we get it onto the steel and wheels that we use for moving. To check into the cost of moving these wires, you or your contractor should plan a route for the house, get a “loaded height” from Wolfe House Movers and then call each of the utility companies that own wires in that route. Most cases require calls to the electric, cable and telephone companies. They will likely have to come out, drive the route themselves and then they may give you a firm price or they might give you a per hour charge for each of their crews that they will send out. This can be a deciding factor in some moves so it would be wise to check into these prices before making the decision to move ahead with your project.
Excavation applies to getting out of the old property, into the new property and any off-road traveling that we might do in between. As expert house movers, we have the equipment to easily travel most fields, meadows and rolling pastures. We can put down large steel plates to build a road if the ground is too soft and we can even build bridges with steel beams to cross over ditches, streams and creeks. Depending on the terrain, excavation may be required to bring the building through to where it is going. We can handle fairly steep grades but too steep of hills or drop offs can cause problems. This is something you can go over with the estimator when he comes out for a site visit. Another part of excavating the move route is digging a ramp from ground level down to the footers of the new foundation if it is required for your project.
"How much will it cost?" is the most common question we are asked. In this cost estimate guide, we explain the 5 major factors that influence cost and the additional work, outside of our services, that you'll need to consider when planning your project.View Our Cost Estimate Guide