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Building Moving and Its Purpose (Part One)

When you are in unique situations, they can require unique solutions. Building moving, whether it is for residential or commercial purposes, can be an extremely strategic solution to address a variety of circumstances. In this first part, we will begin to cover a few of the purposes and context behind building moving, and how it may benefit you.


Area redevelopment is one of the common reasons you see buildings being moved. Rather than demolishing structures, buildings may be moved around. Similarly, zoning regulations may necessitate a building to be moved, whether that is residential or commercial. In the end, building relocation is much more environmentally friendly compared to demolition. There is significantly less waste created, which contributes to sustainability efforts.



For properties in flood prone areas or other natural disasters, moving is a great proactive measure to mitigate any potential damage. Whether that is moving a higher location or a safer area, it can be one of the best measures in protecting yourself from natural disasters. In general, much of building moving comes to a change in location, and how to do it strategically while minimizing any waste or damage. 


We hope you found this first part on the various reasons why people move their buildings to be insightful in your personal or professional life! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation! 

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