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.
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 few of those satisfied homeowners have 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
“Thanks for a job well done. John Willis Homes can highly recommend Wolfe House Movers. Everyone was very knowledgeable of the scope of the project and finished the job on schedule.”
— John Willis, Atlanta, Georgia
“We still can’t believe that in one week you moved brick pillars and iron gates in one piece that date back to 1862. The historic society tried to stop our project for fear that the pillars would crumble or the gates would incur damage. Neither of the latter happened, and the township, neighbors, and members of historic society cheered when they saw the result.”
— Edmund Garno, Haverford, PA
Every structural moving or lifting project requires careful preparation. Here are more details on what you need to know before you decide to lift or re-locate your home.