How to Safely Move a Carport

What You'll Need
About 6 or 7 strong people
Back supports
Small shovel

When you want to move your carport from one area to another, you want to make sure that you are moving it in the safest way possible. This also allows your carport to stay together when you are moving it to where it has to go. You should also make sure you plan out accordingly where you would like it, and try to keep away from certain areas when you are moving it to prevent injuries to anyone doing the moving, or risk hurting the carport that is being moved or anything in the way of it while you are moving it.

Step 1: Gathering Your Crew

Before you begin, you want to make sure you get your crew together to enable you to get the most lift out of the carport when it is ready to be moved. Make sure the people are strong enough to lift their area of the carport. If you find that you are not able to lift it, or find enough people to help then you are also able to disassemble the carport, move it, and put it back up once it is moved. Once you have your crew, make sure everyone knows where you would like the carport to be moved too. This can be important since everyone has to work together to get it to the destination, you can put up markers to show where it should go.

Step 2: Starting Out

Once everyone is updated on where the carport is going, and everyone is ready to do the work, you will then want to make sure the carport poles are able to be lifted, and removed from the holes they are in. If you find that they are not, you can use the shovel to dig them from the ground to allow everyone better access to lift the carport. Everyone is then able to lift up the carport, and start moving it slowly to the area it is supposed to go. This also should be done with a couple of breaks in between from the place you started, to the place you are going. If it is far, the breaks are well needed in between.

Step 3: Finishing Up

When you get it to where it has to go, you can then place it where it has to go. If you want to fit it to the ground, then you are able to dig in a little bit to bury the legs on the carport. This also allows you to make sure this is the place you would like it go, where your car will be able to reach it, and the exact place. If you find you would like it somewhere else, then you are able to move it once again and again if you would like depending on your likes. Then once you are done, you are able to use your carport as much as you would like, and sit back and relax knowing you moved the carport without having to call in a professional.