Selecting a Mover

Selecting the right mover for the job is the most important decision that you will make. Shop around, but when you compare companies, make sure you get enough information to make a fair and complete comparison. Some provinces don't have very strict regulations, and it's up to you to protect yourself. Beware of unlicensed, under-insured companies that may put you at greater risk.

  • Ask about experience, licensing and insurance coverage. Remember, once a structure is raised from its foundation, your homeowner's insurance is void. Make sure your mover has cargo insurance to cover the structure and contents while off the foundation.

  • Verify that the mover carries insurance covering workers, the general public, the property being moved—and that protects you, the owner.

  • Make sure premiums for the current period are paid. Insurance carriers are required by law to notify the Department of Transportation about lapses in a mover's coverage. Recouping damages from an unlicensed, uninsured mover may be difficult, and in some cases, impossible.

  • Ask about references, and check them.

  • Ask about the type of equipment and methods used. We are one of the few contractors in the nation to use the unified jacking system. The system is essential when making large, irregular lifts.


Did You Know?

The average home relocated saves approximately 45 tons of debris from being piled in landfills. Between all the houses we have moved that is over 13,000 tons of debris saved and recycled every year.

Save a Tree, Move a House!

How many trees does it take to build a home? A typical 2000-square-foot home requires 26,700 board feet according to In Built Green and Sustainable Living. One 20-inch diameter, 42-foot long tree will produce about 260 board feet. So if you are building a 2000-square-foot home, it will take 102 trees.

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