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Question DetailsAsked on 4/15/2014

How much would it cost to move a existing home on top of a new basement on the same property

1story home 30-40 yrs old on a crawl wanting to move back on top of newly dug basement about 80ft back from old house location

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Here is another response recently that should interest you -

80 foot move is pretty far for moving to a new basement - usually that type of move is about 10-20 feet plus the width of the house, but as long as is pretty level and not boddy ground should not be a problem. The above response assumed a basically rectangular house being moved on level ground - depending on your specific situation, of course, house moves can run from $10,000 to $100,000+, so you need to be talking specifics with EXPERIENCED and BONDED and INSURED house movers.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


OK- don't know how I did that - "boddy ground" should read "boggy ground".

Also - I did not address the issue of chimneys - "redi-set" type metal chimneys are no problem usually, but brick or stone chimneys will generally add from $10-30,000 to the move cost - generally they have to be torndown and replaced or rebuilt, not moved, ,unless the chimney is integral to the center of a house without a separate foundation, in which case it can commonly be moved with the house.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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