House And Building Moving In Louisiana

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What is House Moving?

House moving is the process of lifting the foundation of a house in New Orleans Louisiana and moving it to a new location. We understand that the building moving process is sensitive so we move all of our houses with care. We take the proper steps before we start the work by coordinating with all the professionals involved including: contractors, consultants, inspectors and state agencies.

Why Might You Need Your Building Moved?

People in New Orleans Louisiana lift or move their houses for various reasons , here are just a few:

  • Often demolishing a house can be expensive and not environmentally sustainable, so it better to have the structure moved and disposed of in a proper manner. Our team will gladly be able to assist you with this.
  • If you are in a high risk natural disaster area like New Orleans Louisiana you may need to move or raise your home if a disaster strikes
  • If you are are looking to relocate your home to another location, it can be a money saver to move your current home to the new destination.
  • Historic buildings may need to be moved and the upmost care is needed to keep these buildings in good shape.

What Are The Permits Requited For House Moving?

In order to move the building, it depends on the state or city building is to be moved. States and cities have different building laws and codes. The answer to whether you need a building permit also depends on the size of the structure. For example, in Virginia, a shed that measures less than 200 square feet don’t require an owner to obtain a building permit. But, the person would need a zoning permit for the shed. In order to know what permits are required, we will contact the local government and get precise information about the permits we need for any particular job. Generally, the permits needed are ‘permits to construct foundation’, ‘restoring old sites’ and ‘moving the building’ etc. You might also need to register your new address if you are relocating your home.

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What/Which Equipment Is Used By House Movers In Louisiana?

The equipment required for the Building moving process in Louisiana may vary based on your requirements. For example, if you are moving the whole structure then it needs to have a temporary steel structure made to support it

Some of the commonly used equipment are: power units, dollies, unified jacking machines, crib jacks & accessories, power pack & hoses, shoring posts, toe jacks and more!

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What Is The Average Cost Of Moving A Building?

Moving a building In New Orleans Louisiana can be very expensive at times. Generally, it ranges from few thousand dollars to some hundreds of thousand dollars depending upon the size of the building/structure that needs to be move. It includes moving house, hiring contractors, consulting experts and routine planning. Some of the major costs that must always be considered for moving a house in Louisiana includes: solicitor’s fees for the purchase, insurance for the property, mortgage costs, maintenance costs, leaseholders’ costs, and more.

On average, moving a house starts at about $12 to $16 per square foot but can quickly rise if the home is heavier, bigger or has to travel a longer distance. One house builder estimates that moving a large home more than just a few miles can run about $150,000 to $200,000.

How Does The Structural Moving Process Work?

1. The first thing that needs to happen is that all of the utilities must be disconnected by plumbers and electricians. In addition, house movers would need at least 3 meters of room around the house for excavation, so they would need to remove any trees or plants that may be in the way.

2. We will then dig down and around the foundation and cut openings in the foundation walls.

3. Steel beams will be inserted into these openings. These beams bear the weight of the house during the move, so it's important that they're sized and placed correctly. Wooden cribs would also support the home inside and out.

4. Our Louisiana House moving service will place hydraulic jacks under the steel beams, and the jacks will lift the house.

5. After the house is lifted, sliding beams are placed underneath to pull the home onto special building moving dollies. The dollies are then attached to a truck that will take the house to its new location.

6. The trek to the new location can last several days depending on how far it is. The truck crawls along while crews of workers travel alongside, to make sure everything is secure.

Keep in mind that most of furniture can remain in the house, and the contents of your home will not be affected. House movers have stories of open soda cans left in a house during the moving process and arriving without spilling a drop.

When the home arrives at its new location, it's left jacked up until a new foundation is poured. Then the home is lowered, and the utilities that were uninstalled at the old location can be put back in. When all these steps are done correctly, the house will have the same structural integrity as it did before the process began.

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