Moving A House 70 Miles- Practical? - Building & Construction - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-26-2008, 09:11 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada (s/w ON.)
Posts: 2,294
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Moving a House 70 miles- Practical?


Here's a pic of a house that was being moved!

Thought that it was pertinent!
Attached Thumbnails
Moving a House 70 miles- Practical?-new-bridge.jpg  

Advertisement

Wildie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 09:27 AM   #17
Drywall contractor
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posts: 2,113
Rewards Points: 1,038
Default

Moving a House 70 miles- Practical?


Now 'ya gotta hate when that happens!!
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a soldier. Support our troops.
bjbatlanta is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 11:57 AM   #18
Wounded Mathematician
 
shtoink's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Left Coast, Canuckistan
Posts: 60
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Moving a House 70 miles- Practical?


Last year, when I was in the process of having my house moved, I met an older gentleman who worked as a part-time consultant to the house moving company that I was using. He had worked for the company since the early 1960s and had been involved in a lot of house moves.

He told me about an incident that happened in the 1960s with a house that was being loaded onto a barge (in the same location where my house was loaded onto a barge). This location is on the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada, near Vancouver. This is close to the mouth of the river where it empties into the Pacific and is therefore subject to tides - sometimes with a very significant tidal exchange. Since it was a large, heavy house that they were loading, they only had about a 1 hour window of time at high tide to get the barge loaded and underway. They experienced delays during loading and the tug operator was getting anxious about the dropping tide. They finally got it loaded and pulled away from the loading dock, but the barge ran aground about 50 feet away from the dock. As the tide dropped even further, the barge began to list heavily to one side, the weight of the house finally caused the whole thing to tip and the house was pulled off the barge by the strong currents. The house was a wood structure and began to float out into the channel, eventually running aground on a sandbar. There is heavy industrial traffic in this section of river and the half-submerged house was declared a navigation hazard. Later that day, the tug operator had to use his tugboat to smash the house apart in order to get thing removed.

All of this was witnessed by the distressed owner of the house. The owner had loaded up the house with brand new furniture before the move. Apparently, a lot of this furniture was washing up on the banks of the river for a few months afterward.

The old dude told me this story as I was watching my own house being loaded onto a barge.

FYI - Part of the cost of moving a house is the insurance that is provided by the house moving companies should this sort of thing happen.
__________________
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
G.K. Chesterton
shtoink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 12:23 PM   #19
nap
You talking to me?
 
nap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: sw mi
Posts: 5,407
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Moving a House 70 miles- Practical?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildie View Post
Here's a pic of a house that was being moved!

Thought that it was pertinent!

I love it. This does not look like a major road and bridge. Maybe tthey could purchase the land around and turn it into a unique placement for a house!!


concretemasonry: how long ago, how tall of house, and how much $$.
nap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 09:58 PM   #20
Building A House
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Belpre, OH
Posts: 27
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Moving a House 70 miles- Practical?


Quote:
Originally Posted by nap View Post
I love it. This does not look like a major road and bridge. Maybe tthey could purchase the land around and turn it into a unique placement for a house!!
I can see the ad selling this house. "Lovely home with a water front view!"

Advertisement

Ezekiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
victorian gothic revival


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EXcessive moisture in house geema HVAC 5 09-10-2008 12:18 PM
No House Wrap On New House JoeZ430 Building & Construction 34 11-29-2007 11:51 AM
Need advice and assurance on house issues! Leikela General DIY Discussions 3 12-04-2006 11:10 PM
My new beautiful house is falling apart!!! DonnaS Building & Construction 6 05-06-2006 04:30 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts