During the process of construction, demolition is probably the most exciting and speedy phase. If you want to completely remove the structure, demolition companies in Houston can come to your house and demolish the house in one or two days. If you opt for a thorough remodel, the contractors will complete the project in one week. The whole point is that, demolition is messy and fast. But it doesn’t mean that it is not complicated. Well you can grasp the entire process easily but doing it is not easy.
There are a lot of things you should know about house demolition. There’s a clear strategy needed so your budget and time won’t be wasted. What are these things? Read more.
First thing you should know about project like this, is that you cannot DIY it. The DIY approach might appeal to you as the cost-effective and straight-forward way to perform the demolition but it’s like doing a surgery. You need to have the knowledge and skills to know what to keep and what to demolish. Professionals know what to retain, what materials to salvage and what to completely tear down.
The demolition is going to be noisy, and it will affect the daily routine of your neighbors. So before you begin the project, you have to ask your neighbors for their patience. It’s going to be really messy and noisy, and their patience will make the project easier on your part.
This project obviously needs some permits. You have to do some paper works, or even talk to the contractor who’s going to take the responsibility of those permits. Professional inspection should also be done to make sure that the contractors are not going to deal with dangerous materials like Asbestos. Speaking of asbestos, it’s really a big deal. This will shut down your project if you haven’t done inspections beforehand.
If there is asbestos identified in your structure, one of the choices is to leave it in place to avoid removal procedures and costly inspections, but the safest way is to do a remediation procedure. Speaking of another danger, don’t live in your house while the demolition or remodeling is happening. There will be lots of mess, dirt and dust around.
Typically, one demolition will do it especially if you’re using the demolition method where a machine is use to tear down the house. But if you’re going to deconstruct using your hands to salvage materials, you will find out that you need a second round of demolition to remove other materials. So basically, you’re going to remove more than originally planned.
Reusing and recycling is a powerful thing to do during a demolition. That’s why you should opt for the demolition + deconstruction method where the materials are salvaged by hand at first then the machine will tear down the structure after that.
You would be surprised how many materials and items can be recycled from your house. There are still windows, doors, appliances and cabinets that are in decent shapes that you can use or even donate.