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Question DetailsAsked on 4/6/2014

My neighbor is giving us a rather large shed - how do i find someone to move it for us?

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Wood sheds tend to be pretty tough - I would not move it intact if it is a metal or plastic kit shed with siding - likely to self destruct - I would take that apart and move it, or have a handyman or landscape ompany do it for probably about $500-1000 for a large shed.

For one that can be moved in one piece, expecially stick-built with plywood siding and roofing: Depends on how tough it is, or how easy to add diagonal bracing inside. Probably not worth a crane rental and formal contractor, so usual way is to reinforce as necessary, commonly including putting some 2x10 or 2x12 skids (or 4x if weighs tons) under it with rigid cross-pieces to hook a cable onto (which can become foundation boards if treated wood), then gently drag it with a car if good smooth street and lawn access - not really legal but a lot of people do it for just a block or less. Or if will fit on or you add skid pieces underneath to fit, have a tilt-bed auto hauler come (after opening up any fences of course), winch it up on the bed, drive to where you want to drop it , then tilt bed down, tie a rope from the back ofthe skids to a tree to hold it in place, and auto hauler drives out from under it, gently setting it down where you wanted it. Probably an hour or two prep to build the skids if needed, count on an hour or two for the wrecker so about $150-300 there typically.

To have an equipment moving or house moving contractor do it with a small crane or backhoe to lift it and either load on flatbed to move, or walk with it hanging, likely $1000 bare minimum, and I would imagine likely twice that or more. A Hauling contractor like a cleanup and trash removal guy might do it for less - quality of workmanship and possibility of damaging it a lot goes up likely.

WATCH OUT FOR power lines and such overhead, and house overhangs - you can cause a LOT of damage in just a few minutes getting in a hurry and not watching overhead clearance or swing of the truck bumper.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


Is your neighbor right next door? If so and the shed is structual sound you may want to consider rolling it on pvc like they did in the old days before heavy equipment. If you pay someone a lot of money then you might as well have a new one built.

Good Luck

Richard Jeziorski

Liberty Roofing & Siding Inc.

Answered 6 years ago by LibertyRoofing

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