Reasons for Raising a cottage, house or shed:
*Existing piers vs Parameter wallSpace for pipes, furnace, water heater, insulated floors
*Crumbling or poorly constructed foundation
*Raise for Basement instantly double your square footage for growing family or storage
*Ensure new solid level foundation for future upgrades to structure
*Winterize cottage for year-round usage
*Increases resale value of property
*Upgrade from a cottage to a home-status over a 1 to 5 Year Plan
C&T Structural Movers can relocate any size or type of structure (restrictions apply). This includes residential, stone, log, brick, historical, industrial and/or commercial buildings. Several factors come into play when a building is moved.
Main Reasons for moving a building:
*Property owner likes location and is building new
*New Housing or Commercial development
*First-Time Home Buyers – Purchase, move and renovate for approx. half the cost of building new
*Lot size restrictions may dictate only one building on lot
*Historical reasons, beneficial to the preservation of history in the area
*Sentimental (building has been in family for many years) or family-built
Things to consider for a before purchasing new lot or building to move:
*Building style (multi-level, two-story or bungalow), height and width
*Route from point A to point B (shortest distance may not always be best) ie: road obstacles – bridges, trees, narrow roads or stop lights. Mover will determine the best route available.
*Overhead wires (hydro, phone, and cable tv wire lifting during move). Utilities charge for wires to be lifted
*This does not apply if it is historical or for sentimental value.
*Is it cost-effective? Each project is unique and individual so, a detailed plan concerning all aspects of the job itemized so there are no hidden surprises and therefore increasing the costs.
*It must be cost-effective
*Companies look at the overall cost of tearing it down, hauling debris to the landfill site for a fee and building brand new to meet the requirements of the new plan
*Companies that are expanding their operations usually have the set up they require but need additional room between steps in the process. An example: moving the loading bay from the existing location a couple of hundred meters, to accommodate building a larger processing assembly line and placing in a new location on site.
*In addition to being cost-effective, the company is recycling and reusing the
existing building reducing waste that goes into the landfill sites but still getting the desired results, in the end, being cost-effective.
*Family farms are slowly being bought up by larger farms. When this happens, the new owners like to centralize their storage facilities.
*The same reason as commercial buildings, it must be cost-effective to move a driving shed or barn.
*Replace a crumbling foundation on an existing barn or to lower the barn to convert to a workshop
*C&T Structural Movers can help to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle or just save and maintain historic buildings.
*With growing urban sprawl, sometimes the only way to save a building is to move it.
*Historic buildings are large masonry or brick buildings that require more planning, equipment, and takes longer to raise or move than other buildings.
C &T Structural Movers uses specialty equipment specifically designed for supporting the Structural Lifting, Moving, Rigging, and Heavy Hauling. Our industry is continually being monitored and maintained for maximum safety and efficiency.