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Steps in moving a shed

Common questions about moving sheds

Site Preparation Fees

  • 8x10' Shed $325
  • 10x10' Shed $350
  • 10x12' Shed $375
  • 10x14' Shed $400
  • 10x16' Shed $425
  • 10x18' Shed $450
  • 10x20' Shed $475
  • 12x16' Shed $525
  • 12x18' Shed $550
  • 12x20' Shed $575
  • 12x22' Shed $600
  • 12x24' Shed $625
  • 10' Gazebo $400
  • 12' Gazebo $500

The above pricing is for clients that are located within 1/2 hour of Vernon CT. If more travel is required an additional travel fee will be assessed. Please call if you have any questions, special requests or would like an exact quote.

Does the shed have to be empty?
Yes, for the safety of your shed, property and our equipment it is necessary to have your shed empty. Objects inside the shed will shift during the move resulting in damage to your shed or could result in the shed rolling over causing the truck/trailer to roll over.
What size shed can be moved?
If the shed is going to be moved using a local street or road, then your structure may be up to 14’ x 30’. If the shed is going to remain on private property and not placed on a road, then the state does not regulate the width & height for the move.
What do I need to know to when calling to have a shed moved?
Size: width, length and height of the structure being moved along with the starting location, and ending location.
How can I make sure the shed can fit in the area to be moved to?
Measure the shed at it widest point and at it's peak. Add 1 foot to the width to ensure that there is enough width to fit the truck or trailer in and out of your property, between trees, plants, utility poles and fences. Add 3 feet to the peak height. This is the height of the shed on the trailer. Use this measurement to verify that the shed will fit under power lines, trees and house overhangs. Please note that it is often necessary for tree limbs, bushes and shrubs to be trimmed back for the move. Branches hitting the shed during the move can result in damage to the shed's shingles. windows or siding.
What are the best ways to prepare the site for a shed, gazebo or garage?
Option 1: A crushed stone pad. To prepare a stone pad, remove the sod from an area slightly larger than the pad, level the site by removing dirt where necessary, and spread ¾” crushed stone to a depth of 3” & 4”. Tamp the stone down with a piece of 4-by-4 or metal tamper until it is evenly distributed and the site is flat and level. The pad should be 1’ larger all the way around than the shed. For example, a 10’ x 14’ building would require a stone pad of at least 12’ x 16’. This allows for better drainage around the perimeter of the shed for rain/snow melt dripping off the eaves. Water splashing directly onto the ground will, eventually, create a muddy area and splash up onto the shed walls. Note: A “frame” of pressure-treated 4x4’s or cement block will help keep the stone in place and create a neater appearance.
Option 2: A concrete slab. A level concrete slab between 3” – 4” thick and at least a foot larger than the building in length and width, as with the gravel pad.
Option 3: Setting the shed on patio blocks. This is the most economical option where 2” thick, 8” x16” patio blocks are placed on the four corners of the shed. The shed is set on to a level ground with jacks set underneath. The shed is then raised up on the jacks and patio blocks are placed under the corners of the shed. The shed is then lowered on to the patio blocks and the jacks are removed. Note: That patio blocks are used, not cinder blocks.
Option 4: Cement pillars. Cement pillars, with or without tie-downs, are required by some municipalities. Check local regulations for quantity and recommended placement
NOT RECOMMENDED: Cinder blocks. Inevitably, there will be some “settling” after your shed is delivered and placed on site. Placing a shed on cinder blocks greatly increases the risk that your shed will settle unevenly. This can create twisting and offset door and window frames. Additionally, delivery and placement of shed can be with more difficult with cinder blocks as a base.