If you are in the process of redesigning your backyard, you may be wondering how to move a shed that has already been built. Since sheds can weigh 1,000 pounds or more, moving it can seem like a daunting task if you are not sure how to go about doing it. Fortunately, we have a few pro tips to help you move the shed with ease and safety.
Step #1– Move contents of shed out first before moving the shed itself. This one may seem like a no-brainer, but it is worthwhile to note that it is going to be a lot easier to move an empty shed than one that is loaded down with heavy tools, storage boxes and other equipment. Find a good place to move the contents of your shed prior to trying to pick up the unit.
Step #2– Teamwork works! Get a friend or two (or even three) to help you move the shed to its new spot. Recruiting some muscle to help with this task will help speed along the process and make it easier. Bribe your buddies with beer and pizza once the job is done.
Step #3– Gather some tools. Ideally, if you have a crane or forklift at your disposal, by all means use them to move your shed. If you don’t, though, don’t sweat it. Grab an automotive jack, three or more metal or PVC pipes the width of the shed or wider, and two or more wood tracks.
Step #4– Clear the path. Make sure your path from your shed to its new location is free of debris and clutter so you and your friends don’t trip or tip it over on its journey.
Step #5– Move that shed! Using the auto jack, jack up the back end of the shed as high as you can, then prop it up with wood blocks. Do the same on the other side, then insert the wood tracks and PVC pipes underneath the shed. Use your makeshift rollers to slowly move the shed to its new spot, adding more pipe to roll it over as you go. When the shed is where you want it to be, simply re-insert the wood blocks and jack the shed back down to the ground.
Does all of this still sound less than appealing to you? We can help! Call Deschutes County Sheds to schedule a haul job for your existing shed. Our crew has the proper tools and know-how to assist you with moving your shed right the first time. Contact Deschutes County Sheds today or give us a call at 541-382-1872.