Didn't want to hijack the other thread, so I started a new one. This a topic near and dear to me, and needs commenting. A couple or three decades ago, you didn't need a contractor's license to build a house for someone. So a young redneck would take wood shop in high school, learn how to build a 3/2 rancher of about 1200sf, and go into business building houses. He'd build the same 3/2 ranch house every time, regardless of whether it was one story or three, on bedrock or clay, and without regard to roof area or wind/snow loads of larger GLA homes. About four years ago, I started trying to get a house mover to move a 1200sf 1950's vintage home further back on its lot to get it away from the high-speed thoroughfare and cure some site grading problems in the process. Interviewed three different house movers, and none of them could/would undertake to do the job. Each had a different reason. In conversation, each of them was discovered to have learned his craft working for the same old guy, who knew how to move one house. As long as the subject was like that house, they could move it for you. Otherwise, the determination was that it "can't be moved." In the first place, David, you don't place the load on one or two points while jacking--ever! Always four points or more. Two beams, minimum, with a jack at each end. And there's no need to send anybody under the house after plumbing, wiring, and HVAC are properly disconnected--and you do that before your jack up the house. You jack the house, drive the support trailer(s) under it, lower the house onto the trailer(s), and transport. Reverse the procedure at the destination. Once that house is elevated off the foundation, you shouldn't go under it for any reason. Moving a relatively small frame house isn't rocket science. It can be done with farm equipment jacks and a couple of good steel beams. Moving a 19-th century two-story brick home requires someone with an engineering degree and specialized equipment (hydraulic crawlers instead of trailers and equipment jacks, for example). Sounds to me like you got a bunch of good ole boys who were trained by the same redneck. Better find someone from another area to take a look at that house of yours, if it's worth moving. I'll bet me and Doug Bingham could do it, if the price is right.