Expert House Movers A Structural Moving Tradition 2014-04-04T19:34:03Z http://www.experthousemovers.com/feed/atom/ WordPress expert http://www.Experthousemovers.com <![CDATA[Home Elevated 10 ft. in Mantoloking, NJ – Raised After Super Storm Sandy]]> http://www.experthousemovers.com/?p=2049 2013-12-05T19:12:14Z 2013-12-05T19:00:23Z Home Elevation in NJ

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Home Elevation in NJ

Home Elevation in NJ This home was damaged during Hurricane Sandy and EHM has raised the home and its detached 3-car garage 10 ft. This 7,000 sq.ft. home in Mantoloking, NJ is located in what FEMA has classified as a V-Zone (Areas along coasts subject to inundation, or overwhelming amounts of water, by the 100 year flood event with additional hazards associated with storm-induced waves-FEMA Mapping Definition). The home originally sat at 14 ft. above sea level. After lifting in compliance with the current elevation certificate, 1225 Ocean Ave sits at 24 ft. above sea level.
 

Now that the Winschuh home has been raised, EHM will install Magnum Helical Piles (helical anchors, screw piles) to adequately support the home. These pilings will be installed to the designed load bearing capacity. Pilings will be placed in accordance with engineered drawings.

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expert http://www.Experthousemovers.com <![CDATA[Chappaquiddick Mansion is Rescued From Eroding Bluff]]> http://www.experthousemovers.com/?p=1998 2013-11-02T21:16:40Z 2013-11-02T21:05:01Z Mansion on eroding bluff

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Mansion on eroding bluff

Photo by The Vinyard Gazette

This 8,300 square foot home on Chappaquiddick Island was built in 2007 and was originally built 220 feet away from the coastal bluff. Due to a change in currents, the bluff began to erode at a rapid pace of 0.87 per day. In 2013, the home sat a frightening 40 feet from the edge of the bluff.The homeowners, Mr. and Mrs. Schifter, called EHM and by March 2013 the relocation project was approved. In late June, the home had been excavated and placed on a grid of steel beams. It took less than a week to relocate the mansion, foundation and all,  to its new location 275 feet away and safe from the eroding shoreline.


Moving Day at Erosion Threatened Schifter House

By The Vineyard Gazette

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This short video shows just how close the home was to tumbling into the ocean.

For more information:

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Slow, Steady Progress on Schifter House Move

Relocation of Main Schifter House is Complete

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expert http://www.Experthousemovers.com <![CDATA[EHM Relocates Houston Taipei Friendship Pavilion]]> http://www.experthousemovers.com/?p=1983 2013-11-19T02:05:19Z 2013-11-02T20:23:19Z IMG_5881

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EHM is relocating the concrete Houston Taipei Friendship Pavilion located in Hermann Park in Houston, TX. In 1976 the City of Houston accepted the Chinese Pavilion as the Bicentennial year gift from the City of Taipei. In 1995, the pavilion was refurbished for the enjoyment of Houstonians, and now it is being relocated to make way for the park’s expansion.
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expert http://www.Experthousemovers.com <![CDATA[One Year After Hurricane Sandy]]> http://www.experthousemovers.com/?p=1966 2013-11-02T20:26:45Z 2013-10-29T21:10:46Z hurricane-sandy-hits-new-jersey

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hurricane-sandy-hits-new-jerseyEarly on the morning of October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy pummeled the New Jersey coastline. In New Jersey alone, 2 million households lost power, 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, and 37 people lost their lives.

One year later, the people of New Jersey are still deep in the struggle to restore the shore. While there are some relief efforts underway, the majority of government money promised to the area has not yet made its way into the hands of the homeowners. The people of New Jersey have proven strong and resilient and many have decided to move forward in repairing their homes instead of waiting on the government to act. While there are some programs like the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) that will help reimburse homeowners for the rehabilitation of their homes, there is still much to be done for the people of New Jersey.

After Hurricane Sandy, FEMA flood maps were redrawn to include more areas that are in danger of being flooded.  In order to receive flood insurance in the future, homeowners must comply with the floodplain management standards as determined by FEMA. All along the eastern coast, homes are needing to be elevated in order to meet these new standards and to ensure future storm damage never comes close to that of Hurricane Sandy.

EHM has been at the front line helping to return people to their homes. Before Hurricane Sandy, EHM was operating out of four locations (Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, and Texas). After witnessing the devastation that is the  aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, EHM opened a new base of operation in Manahawkin, NJ and has allocated some of our most highly trained elevation technicians to service the people of the Jersey Shore.

Rhineland house above flood waterJoe Matyiko Jr. has spearheaded EHM’s mission to restore the shore. He is a 3rd generation house mover and comes to New Jersey with 27 years of experience. Joe learned the trade from his father and uncles in Virginia Beach. These men are the most experienced in the industry and have orchestrated many world record projects including the relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse which received the prestigious OPAL Award for Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement. (EHM is the only company in the industry to be awarded this high honor.) After the catastrophic Midwest flood of 1993, Joe moved to Missouri to spearhead FEMA’s first ever federal relocation project.

 

 

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expert http://www.Experthousemovers.com <![CDATA[WWII Battleship Gun Barrel Relocated]]> http://www.experthousemovers.com/?p=1843 2013-09-09T20:06:41Z 2013-09-09T19:37:42Z WWII Gun Barrel Relocated

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WWII Gun Barrel Relocated

WWII Gun Barrel RelocatedThis 50-Caliber Mark VII gun barrel (68ft long and weighs 120 tons) was on the USS Missouri when the Japanese surrendered on Sept. 2, 1945 ending WWII. The historic gun barrel was moved to its new home in Cape Charles, VA by EHM.

The barrel’s journey to the Eastern Shore of Virginia began over a year ago when it left St. Julien’s Creek Navy Yard, was loaded on a rail car in Little Creek and transported to Cape Charles on the Bay Coast Rail Barge.  It arrived in Cape Charles on April 3, 2012 – where it waited for a year.  On April 1, 2013 the barrel was transported from Cape Charles for 12 miles on an oversized trailer along Rt. 13 to the refuge.

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For more information visit:

USS Missouri Gun Barrel Ribbon Cutting

Battleship gun barrel to be moved to E. Shore Refuge

WWII Gun Barrel

Gun Barrel Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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expert http://www.Experthousemovers.com <![CDATA[EHM is Elevating the Cajun Center Out of the Swamp, Literally!]]> http://www.experthousemovers.com/?p=1650 2013-12-05T22:14:47Z 2013-03-26T17:36:23Z Cajun Coast elevation

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The Cajun Coast Welcome and Interpretive Center has sunk a reported four feet into the very swamp the facility was built to showcase. The team of experts at Expert House Movers have been called in to elevate the structure so it can open for visitors.

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"The 1,200-ton, 16,000 square feet building appears to have sunken in the middle. At last check, the building has sunk more than four feet."

The Cajun Coast Welcome and Interpretive Center was scheduled to open to visitors this past summer. That was before the building started sinking into the very swamp the facility was built to showcase. Visitors driving by can see the dip in the building from afar. At last check, the building has sunk more than four feet.

The 1,600-ton, 16,000 square feet building appears to have sunken in the middle. The pictures you see are not doctored. One local newspaper noticed the water lilies next to the building are now higher than the front door.

The Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau, who will eventually call the Center home, had been working with the contractor and architect on fixing the sinking problem. Early discussions included two options – either fix the current structure, or knock it down and start over. All parties involved agreed to call in Expert House Movers (EHM) and Brownie Companies. Two of the nations industry leaders in the elevation of masonry and concrete structures. Both EHM and Brownie Companies have built their reputation on four generations of experience, innovation and engineering by their families. They pride themselves on being on the cutting edge when it comes to moving or lifting structures of all sizes and in all situations.

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Joe Matyiko of Expert House Movers in front of the sunken Cajun Welcome Center

EHM and Brownie Companies, have partnered with Magnum Piering on this project. Combining the elevation knowledge of EHM, the structural and geotechnical engineering of Brownie Companies and the exceptional piering products and equipment of Magnum, makes this one of the most respected teams ever assembled in the piering industry.

The repair process calls for cutting access panels in the floor slab. Underpinning brackets will be mounted to the bottom of each existing capsill beam. A Magnum steel push pier will be hydraulically driven into the underlying sand layer. Using all piles, EHM and Brownie Companies will simultaneously lift and re-level the existing foundation using the Unified Lift method. Upon completion of the elevation, Phase 2 of the contract calls for Expert House Movers to repair any damage that was caused by the collapse and all finishing work necessary to re-open to the public.

ABOUT THE TEAM

Expert House Movers (EHM) is a full service structural moving company that covers the mid-west and the entire eastern seaboard. With four generations of family run business, operating out of three branches across the country, EHM is equipped to handle any project, large or small.

Brownie Companies is a Structural Specialty Firm established in 1922 and based in New York & Florida. Four generations & over 90 years of service across the eastern United States have made us an industry leader for all structural services.

Magnum Piering, Inc. has been manufacturing push piling products and helping companies apply these systems for over 30 years. Jacked piles are a proven technology that have patents dating back to the 1960’s and have appeared in building codes as early as 1973. Magnum’s systems have been used to lift and support literally 100’s of thousands of structures throughout history.

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expert http://www.Experthousemovers.com <![CDATA[Bonnie Brae Mansion Relocated for Commercial Expansion]]> http://www.experthousemovers.com/?p=1558 2013-03-05T23:42:22Z 2013-03-05T23:41:07Z Mansion in North Carolina Relocated

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Mansion in North Carolina Relocated

Mansion in North Carolina RelocatedThe Bonnie Brae Mansion was relocated to make room for commercial expansion. The 10,000 square foot structure was part of an historic tobacco plantation. It weighed approximately 500 tons and included 5 full fireplaces. We moved it intact, a distance of two miles to it’s new location.

 

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expert http://www.Experthousemovers.com <![CDATA[Block Island Lighthouse Relocation]]> http://www.experthousemovers.com/?p=1551 2013-03-05T23:33:07Z 2013-03-05T23:33:07Z Block Island Lighthouse Relocation

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Block Island Lighthouse Relocation

Block Island Lighthouse RelocationThe Southeast Lighthouse on Block Island is located 15 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. Built in 1873 and weighing in at over 2000 tons, this combination house and lighthouse was moved 300 feet back off the threatening seawall. Because of its magnitude, the total job was laid out step-by-step with CAD drawings. These design drawings located where each item of steel beam, blocking, and equipment was to be placed. After intricately placing the steel beams, the structure was raised with 38 60-ton jacks. Once raised, it was placed on caterpillar-type rollers and supported by floating hydraulic jacks. Its direction had to be changed — while moving — three different times before reaching its final resting place.

 

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expert http://www.Experthousemovers.com <![CDATA[Historic Farmhouse Relocated in Maryland]]> http://www.experthousemovers.com/?p=1546 2013-03-05T23:19:36Z 2013-03-05T23:19:36Z House relocation in Maryland

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House relocation in Maryland

This historic farmhouse in Easton, MD was moved to avoid being torn down to make way for commercial development in March of 2009. The building was moved a half mile to its new home and weighed in at 425 tons.

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expert http://www.Experthousemovers.com <![CDATA[St. Mary’s Convent]]> http://www.experthousemovers.com/?p=1538 2013-03-05T23:14:38Z 2013-03-05T23:10:04Z Washington D.C Historical Preservation

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Washington D.C Historical Preservation

This historical convent, located in Washington D.C., weighed 715 tons! EHM moved the structure in winter of 2009.

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