How To Move a Shed
Your shed may be used for storage for your tools and bikes, it may act as your child’s playhouse, or perhaps it’s your workshop. Regardless of how you use it, your shed is an important space and one that is relatively mobile, if you know how to handle it.
Here are several techniques that our movers typically use to move a shed or other extremely heavy and bulky objects.
1. Rol-a-lift: When we use a rol-a-lift to move a shed, there are two hydraulic pumps connected to the side of the shed, then our movers strap each lift to the other. The rol-a-lift has forks that go underneath the shed. Then, the hydraulic pumps raise the shed up, from 1/2 inch to 2 inches. If we’re moving the shed across a lawn we will lay down some heavy-duty plywood or thin sheets of steel, then we will literally roll the shed from one side of the yard of the other.
2. Manual: This technique can be used for sheds and heavy, awkwardly-shaped furniture. The movers place heavy duty straps under the shed, then carefully wrap them around their wrists (don’t try without an expert!). One mover gets on one end and the other goes to the other, and ideally there are six movers with three different straps. Then, the six movers slowly inch the shed across the yard.
3. Forklift: Occasionally we will rent a small forklift, which enables us to simply pick up the shed with the forklift and move it to the other side of yard.
4. Egyptian pyramid builders: For this technqiue we take several long round piece of woods. We lift the shed onto the logs and roll it across; as one log comes out from under the shed, we move it to the front. This also works for hot tubs and other large, heavy objects.
As always, we recommend hiring professionals to help you move items like this. Our movers are happy to help with onsite moves, moving objects like sheds, hot tubs, sculptures, and more. Contact us today to find out more!