Most buildings can be moved, it is a matter of what the building is worth and how large your budget is. Not every building should be moved, the final decision is usually about economics. The Mover will use their best judgement on the project you are proposing.
Most movers will not give an estimate by phone: the only way to do a proper job is to visit the site. If you are seriously interested, the following things have to be taken into account:
All Ontario King's Highways require MTO permits. Depending on the size of the building, it can take up to three weeks to obtain. County or Regional permits are also required for their roads. Township roads have basic permits or require approval from the Road Superintendent.
If you are purchasing a building, it is a good idea to have various people look at it first before agreeing to buy it. Just a few to list are:
The owner can directly or Sub Contract through the Mover to have a Mason and Excavating Contractors look after this aspect.
Depending on lot size, working room, and various other details, the foundation can be installed, poured, or block and then the house moved onto it or the house can be placed into position and then a block or wood wall installed under it. Temporary pockets or window openings have to be provided to allow removal of steel beams. In any event, the Sub Contractors and Mover work together to complete each individual project.
Furnishings may be left in the house. We will not be responsible for theft. Fine china, crystal or expensive china settings should be packed.
All services are to be disconnected and reconnected by the customer, unless included in complete contract agreement.
If there is a basement, everything below the centre beam is to be removed prior to the move.
The Owner is to request permission for any trees to be trimmed or cut on the route.
Mail boxes and signs are to be removed as needed on moving day, with the Owner asking permission and resetting them.