House and structural movers move houses and buildings, boats, bridges and
Moving a structure is a three-stage process.
The first stage involves underpinning the building to detach the structure
from the foundation. The second stage is to lift the building from the foundation.
Finally, the last stage is to place some type of wheels or rollers under the
Structural movers must also be able to estimate time and cost of the move.
They have to anticipate possible problems and develop solutions to those problems.
Self-employed building movers must also be skilled in all aspects of running
House mover Murray Nickel says that workers in the moving industry can
advance through five levels. "The lower end is comprised of laborers or truck
drivers. If they are capable, they can advance to lead hand, then to foreman,
supervisor and finally management."
Move a building to a new location