Once all the plans, permits, financing, soil and route has been approved we can now look at how the house is pulled from its foundations and moved.
Firstly, power, water and other utilities need to be disconnected from the house and then the digging can begin. Plans and direction from the council, give detail to safe areas to dig around the foundations, removing garden beds and trees to allow access to the houses base, if the home is on ground level (not raised). Steel beams are them inserted into the foundations which hold the weight of the home allowing it to be raised securely. Once these beams are secured to the base of the house the home is then slowly raised evenly from the ground. Modular homes or pre-built homes are often simply moved onto temporary draw bars with wheels and winched onto a truck. Workers monitor and guide the house onto the transportation vehicle, cranes are sometimes required to assist with this process.
On the truck, the home is chained and strapped securely to ensure there is no possible movement whilst it is being transported. Securely on board the house is then transported along the designated route, with escorted by pilot vehicles if necessary.