Large Frame House Relocated to Prevent Demolition

Charlotte, NC / May 2022


Charlotte, NC / May 2022

This sprawling 2½-story frame house was tucked into a wooded parcel outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Although only a few decades old and in great condition, it was only a liability when the property sold for development. Our client resolved to salvage the house, and hired Wolfe to move it 2000′ through the surrounding woods to his property. In preparation for the move, our client cleared a wide swath of trees, creating an open move route up a steep grade to the new location. Wolfe used the Buckingham SmartSteer® System to drive the 56’x92′ house down a hill, around a 90-degree turn, and up the path, plating the route with steel plates where necessary to stabilize soft or muddy areas. They set the house over the new footers and supported it in place while the contractor completed the new foundation.


56'x92' Frame House With Brick Veneer

Steep Uphill Grade on Move Route