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Before You Tow a Shed in Utah

We get often get asked to tow a shed from one location in Utah, to another. If a shed is small, towing it can be relatively simple operation and some do-it-yourself types like to attempt the task themselves. However, if the shed is large, the tow can be complex.

One of the first things you’ll need to do is to prepare the new location for the shed. To protect your shed from Utah’s harsh climate, prepare the location before you tow. Have the foundation prepared to withstand the harsh freeze-thaw cycles of our weather, so that the shed won’t shift or list over time.

For a foundation, you have several options:

A foundation of crushed stone. First remove the top few inches of sod or soil from an area slightly larger than the intended shed pad. Level the site by removing dirt where necessary, and spread ¾” crushed stone to a depth of 3” or 4”. Tamp the stone down with a piece of 4-by-4 or metal tamper until the site area is flat and level. The pad should be 1’ larger all the way around than the shed. For example, a 10’ x 14’ building would require a crushed stone pad of at least 12’ x 16’. This allowance gives better drainage around the shed for rain/snow melt dripping off the eaves.

A concrete slab foundation. A level concrete slab between 3” – 4” thick. Like the crushed stone pad, this should be at least a foot larger than the shed in length and width, to protect the walls of the shed from drips and splashes.

Setting the shed on a foundation of patio blocks. Many homeowners in Utah find this to be the easiest and most economical option. Place 2” thick, 8” x16” patio blocks on the four corners of the shed. Set the shed on level ground nearby, with jacks set underneath. Next, raise the shed up on the jacks and place the patio blocks under the corners of the shed. The shed is then lowered on to the patio blocks and the jacks are removed. Note: It is important to use patio blocks, not cinder blocks.

A foundation of cement pillars. Some municipalities require sheds to be placed on cement pillars, with or without tie-downs. If you are getting a quote for a shed tow in Utah from Evans and Sons Auto and Vehicle Towing, ask us about local regulations for quantity and recommended placement of cement pillars. 

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Get cash for your Utah salvage tow

If you’ve been meaning to tow that old, junk vehicle for salvage somewhere in Utah, let us make it easy for you!

We’ll give you the best price for your salvage vehicle, even if it’s damaged beyond repair. It doesn’t even have to be running, for us to give you cash for your salvage vehicle. If you’re anywhere in the Salt Lake City area or the Salt Lake Valley in Utah, we’ll tow your salvage vehicle at no cost to you AND we’ll give cash for it!

It’s so easy to get us to tow your salvage car, truck, or suv. All you have to do is:

-       Call Evans and Sons Auto and Vehicle Towing at (801) 975-9422.

-       Tell us the make, model, year, and condition of the salvage vehicle you need us to tow, and where in Utah it’s located..

-       Receive a fair, honest quote from Evans and Sons Auto and Vehicle Towing.

-       Arrange a time that’s convenient for you, even the same day.

-       We’ll tow your junk vehicle for salvage and give you CASH right then and there!

Our salvage tow service is prompt, reliable, and professional. We are usually less than thirty minutes away from you, and can arrange to tow your salvage vehicle the same day.

Selling your vehicle for salvage is a great idea. It doesn’t matter if it’s old, wrecked, burned, damaged. You can still get cash for it because much of it can be salvaged and reused. You help to keep your old vehicle out of the landfill, you get rid of an ugly eyesore and, with just a phone call, you get cash for your salvage vehicle.

Discover what so many people in Utah already know: when they need a salvage tow - call Evans and Sons Auto and Vehicle Towing at (801) 975-9422!

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Moving a shed in Utah? Here’s how to “Git ‘er done!”

Why bother moving a shed? There comes a time in every Utah shed owner’s life, when some tough decisions have to be made:  to move your shed, or not to move it – that is the question! When they’ve outgrown their existing shed, or they need additional storage space, for a lot of Utah shed owners, moving it is the answer.

Moving a shed may seem like a lot of trouble, but here are the choices:

1) - add on to the existing shed

2) - tear down the shed

3) - deal with it and the lack of storage space, OR…

4) - moving the shed

Let’s see how these options would play out…

If the shed is a part of the landscaping plan, or if it is situated close to obstacles, adding on may not be the best solution. In some cases, depending on the location of the shed, adding on may be impossible.

You could tear down the shed and replace it with a different, larger shed. However, sheds are expensive. If the existing shed is in good condition, why lose all that value when you could save a lot of money by simply moving the shed to a different location?

You could learn to deal with the lack of storage space. Anyone who has ever put up with a garage that’s too small knows how quickly that gets old. Constantly dealing with clutter and re-shuffling things to get to what you want, is frustrating and a time-waster.

You can move the shed. This can make sense for several reasons: you save money, you won’t lose storage space, and you’ll extend your storage options. We’ve found that most of our customers in Utah have at least one of these reasons for moving their shed – and sometimes, all three!

Moving a shed isn’t a complicated concept, but it has to be done right. Sheds are surprisingly easy to damage, and proper care must be taken to ensure the structural integrity isn’t compromised during the move.

DIY types are sometimes surprised to discover that – if you’re not experienced - moving a shed can take up a couple of days (not fun in our hot Utah sun!)

Sometimes, it’s just best – and quickest – to work smart, not hard, and call in the pros. Evans and Sons Auto and Vehicle Towing has years of experience moving just about any kind of shed you need to move.

Whether it’s a garden shed, garage shed, tool shed, storage shed, or work shed, we’ve get the experience and tools to “Git ‘er done” safely and professionally. All you need to do is call us at (801) 975-9422, and we’ll “git busy’ moving your shed anywhere in Utah!

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Cash for Cars in Salt Lake City

We are currently offering $200 for your old junker car. We'll pay you cash and tow it away without charge. Give us a call!

(866) 965-0442

555 Fulton St
Salt Lake CityUT 84104

Quality Towing and Fast Service,

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