Moving a shed safely is challenging as it is designed to stay firmly on the ground. Moving a shed would require you to lift push or pull it. The movements are likely to damage the shed or worse the plants its housing if it is a plant shed. Sometimes we should let the experts from Toronto movers do their job.
To avoid unnecessary damage and cost, here are four methods to move your shed safely;
Lifting the shed
This is probably the obvious first choice. However, it needs to be done properly to ensure the shed is not damaged.
Before lifting the shed, add some support structures such as boards to firmly secure weak points. This will ensure that the shed does not loosen up or entirely collapse.
Dig up four holes on each corner to create space for the jacks that you will use to lift the shed. You do not need to do any digging if the shed has space between its base and the ground enough to fit your jacks.
Lift the shed as high as the method you will use to move it. Lift the structure all at once to maintain its shape.
Moving by hand
Another method to move a shed is to roll it using pipes manually. Find a few strong pipes that can support the weight of the shed. The pipes should be longer than the width of the shed.
Place the pipes spaced out beneath the shed. The pipes should be perpendicular to the path you are moving on. If the ground is soft, place boards to work us a railroad to make it easier for the pipes to roll.
You will need to reposition the pipes and the boards as you move. Moving a shed by hand requires help so ask removalists or your friends to assist you.
Moving by machine
This is the best method if you are moving your shed to a distant destination. You can either use these methods:
Use a vehicle trailer: lift the shed high enough to slide onto the trailer. You can also use a ramp to push or pull the shed onto the vehicle trailer. Once on the trailer, secure the shed firmly to minimize shaking and sudden movements that might damage the shed.
Use a sledge to drag the shed. Place a sledge beneath the shed. Tie up the shed with the pulling rope or chain. Do not tie the rope on the sledge as it will slide and leave the shed behind. Secure the pulling line firmly onto your truck and pull slowly.
Use a crane or a forklift if you can access or afford hiring one.
Disassembling the shed
This would be the last resort. It is not ideal as in the process you might destroy your shed. Disassemble the shed and rebuild it once you relocate to the new position. Pray you to get it right since if you don’t, buying a new shed is inevitable.
Moving a shed can be unsafe for you and the health of the shed. If you are in doubt of moving your shed safely using any of the above methods, your best option would be to hire removalists. Removalists will safely move your shed, at a fee of course.