Younger House Movers is a full service structural moving company
that covers California. With three generations of family
run business, we are equipped to handle any project
large or small.
be moving, raising, heavy transport
or shoring, we have the experience, professional
staff and equipment to make your project run smooth from
the early planning stage all the way to completion.
David Younger House Movers
is more than a one dimensional company,
and unlike a lot of other movers out there working just
in the residential market, we are geared to take on
commercial, historical, heavy hauling, rigging and
retrofitting projects. We have an extensive track
record to prove it. References are proudly supplied on
Our Services include:
Raising & Moving
Houses & Buildings
stucco and wood frame homes,
apartments, hotels, train cars,
machinery, airport hangars, garages, tanks, barns, and boats are just some of the
examples of the types of structures that can
We also raise structures for all types of
foundation repairs or for basements to be
installed under homes.
Every project is unique. Just a quick call
away to answer your questions, or for
Raising & Moving
relocation is the process of moving
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 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
chimney, as well as obstacles along the
journey, such as
overhead cables and trees.
for moving a building 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
Earthquake Retrofitting or House Bolting
Preventing earthquake damage
is the process of attaching a house to its
concrete foundation using foundation plates
and anchor bolts. California
"earthquake country" and we who live here
should be aware that the up-and-down and
side-to-side motion of an earthquake can
shake an unbolted house off its foundation.
David Younger Construction specializes in
foundation bolting and the bracing of
cripple walls (short stud walls between the
floor and foundation of some houses) by
using structural-grade plywood which, if
needed, provides greater resistance to
earthquakes. These steps, along with
properly tying the floor system down with
approved framing anchors, will make yours a
Re-leveling Existing Structures
Underpinning is the drilling or
installing of new piers after the
structure has been re-leveled and
returned to its approximate original
constructed position, including the
abandoning of the original piers under
Repairs - Reinforce foundation walls
A foundation sister wall is designed
to reinforce the structure's existing
foundation wall. In this design "all thread"
bolts are drilled through the existing wall
to provide lateral support.
Steel plates are
installed to provide more support for the
"all thread". The wall is formed using
standard plywood forming method with the
"all thread" penetrating through the forms
providing lateral support for the form.
- Settlement repairs
- Expansive soils
- Complete and partial re-levels
- Masonry foundations
- Removing & replacing existing I-beams
buildings, and other structures sometimes
need a little bit of help. Houses sink,
buildings lean, floods come and change
everything. Structural steel and posts may
be installed to level floor(s) in houses and
buildings. Walls, for many reasons can start
or leaning, requiring shoring to be applied.
A basement can be added underneath an
existing home by raising the building,
building the new walls/floor, and setting
down the home on the new foundation.
We pride ourselves on working with
complex structural foundations.
We specialize in new foundations, as
well as, foundation repair and
replacement including the following
**Tight access is not a problem.
***We will work with your engineer
or can provide engineers upon