Many people wonder how we move our homes from our building site to your property. The movers hired by Bailey Homes carefully plan their route with the utility companies to find the best route.
On our build site the mover slides his moving beams under the house and raises them high enough to get the dolliesinto position using airbags. Once the house is loaded and hooked up to the truck, the dollies air ride suspension is filled and it’s a nice smooth ride to your location.
Along the way we may encounter power lines that may need to be lifted or cut, bridges that we may need to lift the house over, and overhead rail crossings. Oh, and trees: there are always trees to look out for!
After the journey to your property your home is carefully positioned beside your foundation. At this time the mover decides to either to end-roll or slide the house into position using slide rails into position.
If the mover end-rolls the house into position, the house and beams are placed level and in line with the end of the foundation and the house is slid onto the foundation using solid steel pipes as rollers. Once the house is in position it is raised using hydraulic jacks and the rollers are removed. Then the house is lowered one side at a time on to the foundation.
When using slide rails to place the house, a second set of beams is placed level with the foundation. The house and the moving beams are slid across the slide rails and into position. (see attached video!) The house is then raised with hydraulic jacks so the moving beams can be removed and then the house is lowered one side at a time onto its final resting place.
The movers we use make this look super smooth and they take extreme care into making sure your home has a smooth ride from point A to point B. Hopefully you enjoyed this inside look at how our houses are transported.