From time to time from people who have this vague idea (call it a dream) about moving or preserving a structure, and they call us to tell them if this dream is even a possibility. Maybe it was the home they grew up in as a child that they wish to take with them into the next chapter, maybe it was a historic site that holds especial significance, and we have even met people who came into the ownership of a home for as little as $250 and they are looking to relocate and renovate. Many times when we get these calls, the people on the other end of the phone are brand new to the concept of structural relocation, and it is our task to paint the picture of what we do everyday. There are many benefits in opting to move a home or structure as opposed to demolition (Benefits to Moving), but the limiting factor more often than not is simply that people are not aware of our industry.
House-moving services include oversight by qualified engineers (and that's a good thing), who utilize high tech moving and lifting equipment such as customized, hand-crafted dollies and hydraulic jacking systems. We can raise your building, rest it on our state-of-the-art dollies in order to transport it to the desired location, safely lower the structure onto its new foundation, and all without compromising the structure's integrity in any way. While this may sound rather simple, successfully moving large, cumbersome, heavy, oddly-shaped structures of various types and materials is anything but easy. Lighthouses, hotels, movie theaters, bakeries, hangers, bridges, grain elevators, houses, libraries, transformers, and drag-lines are some examples of the type structures moved regularly across the nation.
Just like the type of structures moved, structural movers also come in various sizes, operations, specialties, methods and opinions on how moves should be executed and best practices. It is no secret that structural movers as individuals tend to think things through more carefully than you could imagine (yes, we're talking about you, Roy Dean), and are adept at mathematics, physics and geometry. The team at Arid State Enterprises is no exception to this profile.
It is Arid State Enterprises' 60+ years in the structural relocation industry that sets us apart from other moving companies, and enables us to execute a plethora of projects without difficulty and without the extra cost associated with specialized labor.
You name it- we've moved it. Our track record and extensive project experience allows us to base our estimates on the time it takes to execute the job, rather than charging higher rates for more specialized or demanding structures.
Now that you know the facts, take the next step with your structural moving project by speaking to one of ASE's consultants.
Roy Dean Jr., President of ASE, INC