Demo by Greenbar, a demolition company in Redmond Oregon, is often the most exciting and fastest phase of construction. A home can be completely demolished and removed from its site in just a few days. However, a remodel that involves large parts of the structure can take up to a week. Demolition is often fast and messy but it is not always easy and straightforward. Demolition is a complex process that requires a lot of knowledge. A lack of a strategy to begin demolition can lead to significant financial and time losses.
Just completed the demolition of a project we were working on, so it is a great opportunity to exchange knowledge and take photos. This is only one example situation, and each project has its own set of variables.
Here are our top ten demo basics:
1. Do not attempt to do it yourself. It may seem simple and inexpensive to do the demo yourself. However, it can be a lot like having surgery. Experienced crews know what to keep and which to remove. It is best to have the framing crew do the demo. The framers will know the best things to keep and the accountability chain will be clear.
2. Before the demo starts, give a bottle to your neighbors and have a good time. You’ll be making some noises and causing some chaos. Your neighbors will need your patience and understanding.
3. Follow the rules and get your permits. Your neighbors will see the 20-yard dumpster in your driveway.
4. It’s important to research asbestos procedures before you start any project. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency in the Northwest is a great resource. Their website contains all the information you need about inspections, removal, and the agencies that can help. A few key points are worth highlighting for single-family residences. If asbestos is found, it can be left in place and sealed to save money and time. Homeowners can also remove asbestos themselves if they feel confident doing so. Each jurisdiction has its own requirements. This guide will provide more information.
5. Do not try to live in your home during the demo. It’s a wonderful time to go to the tropics if you are sensitive to some filth.
6. It will take twice as much to demolish the house as you originally thought. It is common to take out more than you originally intended.
7. Remove all walls and bury any skeletons. From the weekend warrior remodel a decade back, there always seems to be some ridiculous stuff in the wall cavities. A demo is the best time to find the dubious electrical connections and the lack of insulation.
8. Listen to the guy who said “consider these …” He is speaking from experience and knows exactly what he is talking about.
9. Demo will consume a large portion of your budget’s contingency. This contingency covers unexpected costs like plywood price increases or any other unanticipated events that may occur during construction. Unpredictability is consumed because there are many variables and unknowns in the demolition phase. After the demo is complete, the variables begin to level out.
10. It’s amazing how many items and materials are possible to reuse or recycle from the demolition of your home. These tax deductions can add up over time.
Follow these tips on your next demo project by Greenbar Excavation, a demolition company in Redmond, Oregon and you’ll find your project to be less stressful and very exciting.
Greenbar Excavation can provide any demolition service that you require. Greenbar Excavation has been providing quality demolition services to central Oregon for over ten years. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Redmond, Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is the top demolition company in Central Oregon. Don’t look any further, go with the company with your best interest in mind! We offer a multitude of services which include:
- Septic pumping
- Drainage Services
- Landscape prep
- Site grading
- Foundation excavation
- Concrete/ prep finish
- Utility trenching
- Septic tank replacement
- Complete septic system replacement
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