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Dent National Inc. | Structural Moving Services

We offer structural moving services in Central Oregon, Portland Oregon, and Seattle Washington. Structural moving is the process of moving a structure from one location to another. There are two main ways for a structure to be moved: disassembling and then reassembling it at the required destination, or transporting it whole. For the latter, the building is first raised and then may be pushed on temporary rails or dollies if the distance is short. Otherwise, wheels, such as flatbed trucks, are used. These moves can be complicated and require the removal of protruding parts of the building, such as the chimney, as well as obstacles along the journey, such as overhead cables and trees.

 

House Moving | Building Moving

House Moving Building Relocation

House Moving Building Relocation

House moving requires picking the house up from its foundation and setting it down in another spot, sometimes miles away. These moves can be complicated and require the removal of protruding parts of the building, such as the chimney, as well as obstacles along the journey, such as overhead cables and trees. Reasons for building relocation range from commercial reasons such as scenery, to preserving an important or historic building. Moves may also be made simply at the whim of the owner, or to separate a building from the plot of land that it stands on.There are several reasons why You would need a top notch structural moving company. For example, a redevelopment, such as urban regeneration, could cause a relocation. Additionally, it has been purchased and the buyer wishes to move it, for reasons such as the scenery from the building. The owner might also sell the land that the building is on, but keep the building. Another reason for the relocation of a building is to preserve it for historic interest.  Such a move could be made because a building is in danger at its present location.

 

House Lifting | House Raising

Lifting a House

Lifting a House

House raising (house lifting, house jacking, barn jacking, building jacking) is the process of separating a building from its foundation and temporarily raising it with hydraulic screw jacks. The process is the first step in structure relocation in which the building is moved to a different location.

House lifting may also be a part of a renovation to build a foundation under an existing house or make a house larger by building a new floor level creating a two story house. Often employed in areas that are prone to flooding and storm damage, this process can be achieved through the use of either timber piles or helical piles. Once a house is raised and supported on cribbing, a new foundation can be constructed beneath it. After Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy large numbers of houses in parts of Louisiana, New York and New Jersey were raised to avoid future flooding.

Foundation  Lifting

Foundation Repairs Modifications

Foundation Repairs Modifications

Luckily there are ways of foundation repairs or modifications to a concrete foundation without having to tear it out and start from scratch. Foundation settlement and movement requiring foundation repairs can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around foundations.

 

 Foundation Leveling

Foundation Leveling

Foundation Leveling

Unlevel buildings in need of foundation leveling are the result of weak ground and/or subsidence. The appearance of internal or external wall cracks, inability to open and close windows and doors, cracked floors and more can all signal an unlevel building.

Once a building becomes unlevel, it is important to fix it right away, or risk further damage and potential hazards. This requires raising, re-leveling, and re-supporting unlevel buildings by treating the foundation subsidence beneath them which, in turn, allows for the foundation slab to return to level.

 

Foundation Replacement

Foundation Replacement

Foundation Replacement

There are various reasons for a complete foundation replacement of a house. Some of these reasons are:

  •     The house has no foundation.
  •     The foundation is made of non reinforced masonry, such as brick, stone, etc.
  •     The concrete foundation is badly deteriorated.
  •     Faulty or poor quality materials were used in the original foundation.

A complete foundation replacement is typically done in two or more segments. For example, first the north and west foundations are replaced. Subsequently, the south and east foundations are replaced.

 

 Crawlspace Ventilation

Crawlspace Ventilation

Crawlspace Ventilation

Without proper crawlspace ventilation dry rot and other conditions detrimental to buildings (particularly wood and timber structures) can develop in enclosed spaces. Providing adequate ventilation is thought to reduce the occurrence of these problems. Crawl space vents are openings in the wall which allow air movement. Such vents are usually fitted with metal grating, mesh, or louvers which can block the movement of rodents and vermin but generally not insects such as termites and carpenter ants. One common rule is to provide vents in cross sectional area equal to 1/150 of the floor area served.

Building Raising

Building Raising

Building Raising

Building raising may be necessary to raise your home or business from it’s existing elevation due to flood plains, structural damage, foundation settling or construction changes.  Storage or additional living space is also a factor in raising a home. No matter the height your building needs to be raised, we can handle any size and type of structure lifting job that comes our way.

Shoring | Underpinning

Shoring Underpinning

Shoring Underpinning

Shoring is the process of temporarily supporting a building, vessel, structure, or trench with shores (props) when in danger of collapse or during repairs or alterations.Underpinning is the process of strengthening the foundation of an existing building or other structure. Underpinning may be necessary for a variety of reasons:

  • The original foundation is simply not strong or stable enough.
  • The usage of the structure has changed.
  • The properties of the soil supporting the foundation may have changed (possibly through subsidence) or  were mis-characterized during design.
  • The construction of nearby structures necessitates the excavation of soil supporting existing foundations.

 

FEMA Storm Damage

FEMA Storm Damage

FEMA Storm Damage

Storm damage with the combination of heavy rain and high gusts of wind can push foundation walls inward, and where enough water has accumulated, floors can actually begin to sag. In some cases, hydrostatic pressure can build up and cause severe cracking.

  Industrial | Marine

Industrial Marine

Industrial Marine

We provide a wide range of industrial and marine equipment moving, machine transport, and machinery rigging services. Our industrial movers and riggers move heavy equipment, delicate machinery, large and odd-sized equipment.

 Historical Building Moving

Historical Building Moving

Historical Building Moving

If an historical building is in danger of being demolished for a parking lot or the latest condominium development, we can help save it by moving it to another location. There are many reasons for moving historic buildings, usually it’s to accommodate a road being widened, or the buildings themselves may be being damaged by vandalism or harsh weather conditions. Historical building relocation is an effective way to preserve historical structures.

 

  Commercial Building Moving

Commercial Building Moving

Commercial Building Moving

Our experienced crew has the knowledge, experience, and equipment to deliver you the safest and most cost efficient move possible. We have extensive experience in all types of commercial building moving such as frame and steel structures. Relocating a business can be a costly endeavor. Reusing your commercial structures can make that burden much less. We can provide an accurate estimate to meet all of your structural moving needs.

 

Residential Building Moving

Residential Building Moving

Residential Building Moving

We are a complete residential building moving service that moves entire structures, you can rest assured that your building will make it to its destination intact and completely secure.

 

Industrial Moving

Industrial Moving

Industrial Moving

Our movers are extremely precise and have received training for industrial moving of buildings and equipment. Whether you need a manufacturing production line shipped to another facility because your company is downsizing production at your plant, or if you need heavy machinery moved to a construction site.

 

Masonry Building Moving

Masonry Building Moving

Masonry Building Moving

The key to supporting a masonry house during relocation is predicting beam deflection. Beam deflection is compensated for by preloading the beams with shims to prevent sagging and cracking of brick walls. Masonry buildings have adequate tie down capacity but their brittleness means that the potential for soil movement and the ability of the footings to withstand that movement needs to be considered.

If the building is being moved to a site having the same soil characteristics as the original site and the building is not showing any signs of distress, then it could reasonably be expected that the footings will perform equally well at the new site. However, if the building were being moved to a site that is much more reactive or the building is already showing some signs of distress, then the footings may need to be supplemented with new work in order to provide a satisfactory level of performance at the new site.

 

Brick Building Moving

Brick Building Moving

Brick Building Moving

With modern building lifting techniques and specialty transportation technologies we use  are ideal for moving delicate brick buildings with meticulous care and precision. Upholding the integrity of a brick structure during the relocation process is always a concern. We apply our advanced lifting techniques to lift, balance, support, and move every piece in order to ensure the smoothest possible moving process.

 

Wood Building Moving

Wood Building Moving

Wood Building Moving

Whether your house is 1 story or 2, wood frame, we have the means and know how to move it without causing damage. Using our state of the art equipment and, we can safely lift and relocate your home.

 

Stone Building Moving

Stone Building Moving

Stone Building Moving

We have experience working with stone and solid masonry. We use specialized equipment with hydraulic jacking systems and hydraulic dollies to get the job done safely and efficiently.