Monthly Archives: December 2018

How Much Does it Cost to Move an Entire House

Transporting your house can be pricey but can you really put a price tag on where you feel at home? 

So, you want to relocate to a new city, but you totally love your home? You may be considering moving the entire building to a new lot. Movers move historic buildings, relocate homes out of flood zones, so why not just move your home to a new lot? You already have everything styled and set up just how you like it.

It will likely cost you a pretty penny, making such a project cost-prohibitive for many movers. Here is the lowdown.

How big is your house?

The wider and taller the structure is, the more complex the logistics of moving it will be. Obstacles such as narrow rural roads with hairpin turns, trees, overhead wires, and exterior mailboxes can create hurdles to overcome along the way. Permits can be gotten and utility companies can lift the wires for you, residents can be worked with to move back mailboxes, and trees can be pruned. Though, all of this will be time-consuming and pricey.

Where you are relocating the home to might also require a more circuitous route if there are rural roads along the way, and some jurisdictions have rules requiring homes only be moved at night and with a police escort. This sort of preparatory costs will make up the bulk of the cost of relocating your house instead of the actual moving service itself.

Is your home prepared?

You must also prep your house for the move, signifying all utilities have to be disconnected by an electrician. If the house includes an underground basement, the structure itself must be prepared and altered to be stable on a trailer with staircases gone and supporting beams detached.

The movers will dig trenches around the whole foundation to put steel beams to jack up the structure, so be ready for some serious construction.


How to Safely Transport a Christmas Tree

Follow these tips to get the best Christmas tree this year.

When the holiday season is in full swing, many folks are, putting up Christmas trees, decorating their homes for the holidays, and hanging holiday lights. If you’re planning on buying a real tree, it’s crucial to go to the tree lot prepared. Keep the following tips in mind to aid in safely transporting your tree.

Take measurements beforehand. Measure where you want to put the tree, as well as the top of your vehicle, to make sure you will be able to transport and set up your tree. Something else to consider is if you’ll be able to get the tree off your vehicle without assistance. If not, it is a good idea to pick a different tree.

Check the weather before you go tree picking. Clear conditions during the day are ideal. This is the one time of the season not to go dashing through the snow.

Transporting the Tree

The best option for transporting your tree is to unite it to a roof rack. If you don’t have a roof rack, make sure you securely attach the tree to your vehicle. Open the whole car door to tie the tree around the roof. Wrap the base, middle, and top of the tree to ensure it is secure.

If you’re not using a roof rack, put down a tarp or an old blanket on the roof of your vehicle to avoid scratches and to safeguard your vehicle from sap.

If you are transporting the tree inside of your vehicle or in a truck bed, be sure you can still see out of your rearview mirror and windows.

Drive slowly! It’s always vital to practice caution on the road, but it is an excellent idea to practice extreme caution when transporting a heavy or uncommon object. Fast turns or sharp corners can shift the positioning of the tree and cause problems.