Last Modified December 06, 2021

The act of relocating a structure from one location to another is known as structural relocation. It consists of two steps that must be completed in order. They’re either dismantling it and reassembling it at the desired location, or transferring it. A structure is lifted and placed on a wheeled truck to be transported to a new location during relocation. Moving the structure to a different place on the same piece of property is conceivable if adequate space is available.

If the distance between the two locations is minimal, the structure can be moved using temporary rails or dollies. Wheels like flatbed carrier trucks are utilized for extended distances. These moves may necessitate the removal of long-term sections of the structure, such as the chimney, as well as obstacles along the way, such as overhead cables and tall trees.


Overview of the Structure Relocation Procedure

Determine whether the structure can be simply raised and moved using current equipment or whether a new technique is required. The structure’s transit path is then determined.

All utilities should be turned off before relocating the house. Furthermore, home movers want at least 3 meters of excavating space around the house in order to remove any trees and plants. Excavation and cut holes are performed around the foundation.

Steel beams are put at clear spacing into these apertures, depending on the type of building, to support the structure’s weight. The steel beams have been straightened and shored in preparation for installation. After that, the structure is lifted using hydraulic jacks.

Under the structure, sliding beams are inserted to drag it to the dollies, which are connected to the truck that will transport the structure to its new site. When the structure reaches its destination, a new foundation is laid in accordance with the structure, and the structure is lowered till it is jacked up. The structure’s bonding is maintained when it is connected with the new base.

Buildings of historical significance and high-cost buildings can be rescued from demolition using the structural relocation approach, allowing the current site  for new purposes.