From One Place To Another Why Do People Move Their Homes These Days?


It’s time to move your house. Where do you even get started with such a monumental task?

House elevation can seem like a tall order (literally), but it’s far from impossible. In fact, it’s starting to happen a lot more often lately. As the housing market goes through another characteristic shift, the culture shifts with it. More families are starting to embrace the wisdom of taking their home with them, particularly if they’ve been hit by weather changes or just find they can’t quite let their house go. The cost of moving a house and the benefits of foundation repair can seem like a lot of details to pin down, so getting started on the right foot with some knowledge is the way to go.

What are the most common reasons to move a house?

Did You Know?

Before you explore your reasons to move a house, let’s learn a little more about foundation installation. If you’re unsure about the ability to properly move your home, look no further than the East. The Fu Gang Building in China’s Guangxi Province is the heaviest building to ever be moved intact. At a staggering 15,000 feet it was moved 118 feet back in 2004 over the process of 11 days. Contrary to popular belief, raising a house is less expensive than building on top of an already existing structure. You can save as much as 50%!

Your Foundation Is In Poor Shape

When your foundation is compromised, sometimes the only solution is to reach out to house lifting methods. Your home’s foundation is, quite literally, where everything rests. If this foundation has cracks wider than a fourth of an inch, taking measures to fix it will save you a lot of trouble down the road. The soul around your home’s base should slope at least six inches for every 10 horizontal feet, with plants placed a minimum of two feet from the foundation and low enough in the soil as not to direct water toward the home.

The Weather Has Gotten Particularly Bad

Other reasons to move a house include weather that is harming you more than helping. After one too many floods families will reach out to house raising companies to get themselves in an area less likely to damage their belongings. According to studies provided by the National Flood Insurance Program, floods are the number one disaster in America, averaging over $3 billion in claims every single year. In fact, over 90% of all natural disasters declared by the President involve flooding at some point.

You’re Attached To Your Home And Want To Keep It

Last, but not least? Common reasons to move a house include just being attached. While some families choose to pack their bags and move on, others want to hold on to what they have and will go to great lengths to do so. Thankfully, elevating a house up to three or four feet above the existing ground level doesn’t have much of an impact on its appearance and will only require the most minimal of landscaping and regrading (barring major damage). It takes around 22 mature pine trees to build a traditional 2,600 square foot house.

Reaching Out To House Moving Companies

When you’re ready to move your home, house moving companies are there to get you where you need to go. Although they’ll handle all the hard stuff, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways you can help. To better prepare your home for a move all utilities need to be disconnected as soon as possible. House movers also work better when they have at least 10 feet of room, or even more, around the house for excavation. This means digging out any trees, plants or sculptures nearby. If there are any extra issues with the home, clearing them up early on will make the operation go by even smoother.

Whatever your reasons to move a house, rest assured house lifting will help you take those with you.

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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