Moving a shed often presents unique issues to consider for every job. Proper planning should go into site preparation before the day of the shed move, as not being prepared can drive up costs significantly depending on the average cost of rates to move sheds. Make sure your new site is cleared of debris and levelled properly. Be sure to clear a wide pathway across the yard, or double check access ways for plenty of space depending on the type of equipment that will be moving your shed.
Hydraulic tilt trailers are, in most cases, the most cost effective shed moving solution. Lowboy trailers tend to be a little more expensive in some cases, partly due to greater demand and more limited availability. It is recommended that you hire a professional shed mover to be more certain of the safety of the building structure and especially the people who might otherwise be assisting during the transport of the shed. There are, in fact, many ways to move a shed. The easiest way may be to utilize the services of a crane or forklift operator, but this also may come at a premium price. Depending on the size of the crane, it should be able to lift the shed up and over fences of a typical neighborhood home. Sometimes that effort may be needed if the shed is not otherwise accessible.
Specialized moving equipment is made to safely move sheds in and out of position. Sometimes these "shed mules" are used more extensively in places where use of a large trailer may risk damage to landscaping, sprinkler systems, grass, trees, flowers, patios or shrubs. Not taking these important risk factors into consideration may result in extensive damage to these items which may result in expensive repairs and replacement. Professional shed movers are trained to identify potential hazards and reduce the likelihood of an undesirable occurrence.
Final placement of a shed presents a number of issues to consider. Sheds should be placed on stable ground and properly leveled. Sometimes manpower may be used for final positioning. The essential points of this method include jacking up the shed and rolling it along tracks using pipes. Placing a shed directly on grass, dirt or other improper types of surfaces can result in damage to the shed due to excessive moisture or other issues, in some cases leading to rot, mold and mildew problems, or discoloration of shed exterior surfaces. Properly skirting a shed and carefully evaluating the local environment and ecology is an important step to identify potential issues, such as rodent or insect infestations. These risks can be mitigated and a trained professional can assist you by providing recommendations and suggestions to help protect your investment in a storage shed.