Goodwin House Moving - Raising Checklist

Raising a home can be just as stressful as moving one.  We've provided a checklist to help guide you when preparing for a house raise:


Permits and Paperwork

___   Purchase city building permit

___   Check city zoning regulations and lot position

___   Sign contract with Goodwin House Moving and mail with acceptance money

___   Call "One Call" for buried lines

___   Have cement man ready to start after we leave

___   Payment is due in full upon completion of job



Getting Your House or Building Ready to Raise

___   Remove skirting

___   Disconnect water, sewer and utilities and dig back 3 feet from house

___   Disconnect heater, duct work and wiring

___   Disconnect and remove air conditioner

___   Remove everything below floor joists fro basement - including partition walls

___   Remove decks, sheds or additions that may be in the way

___   Remove chimney

___   Remove axles, hitches and tie downs

___   Have field tile ready to put on down spouts

___   Read back of proposal for complete list of owner responsibilities



Foundation Preparation

___   Install beam knockouts where needed

___   Cut off anchor bolts flush with sill

___   Have sill sealer ready to install around perimeter of foundation

___   Make basement 1 1/2 inches smaller overall than the dimensions of the house


This can seem like a lot of information and may be a little confusing.  If you have any questions about anything feel free to call us anytime (319-653-5644) or send us an email.

Contact Information

Goodwin House Movers
2964 Coppock Road
Washington, IA 52353 USA

E-mail: rick@goodwinhousemoving.com

Office: (877) 653-5644
Office (319) 653-5644
Mobile:(319) 653-8587
Fax: (319) 653-5654

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