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Quick Tips for Preparing for a Home Demolition Job

by Daniel Wilson

Having your home demolished can allow you to build a better home on the same site, or sell the land on its own if it's more valuable without an older home on it. Since you may not have ever gone through a home demolition job before, you may not know how to prepare your home and your site for the work. Your contractor may point out some things to do before the scheduled demolition date, but note these quick tips and then discuss them with your contractor.

1. Ask if you can collect materials for recycling

Some demolition companies make money by picking through items that can be salvaged after the demolition is over and then taking those items to a recycling center or scrap yard. However, some demolition companies may simply collect the waste and take it to a landfill. If you work with a company that expects to pick through demolished goods, they may not want you to remove cabinets, flooring, and other such salvageable material and may prefer you leave it alone. Other companies may have no issue with you removing everything inside that you can and taking it to a recycling center to ensure it doesn't just go to waste.

2. Cover other outbuildings 

If you have other buildings on your property that are not going to be demolished, you may want to cover them as much as possible in order to protect them from dust and debris. A tarp over garage windows and the garage door can keep out debris, or you might put one over a shed, a tractor you keep outside, and other such items. If the vibrations or flying debris from the demolition will be extreme, ask your contractor if you might protect garage windows; boarding them up might give them added protection versus a plain tarp.

3. Alert the neighbors

You should alert your neighbors to protect their property if their home or outbuildings are very close to your current home. They may appreciate being able to cover their shed or lawn care equipment that's outside, or they may want to move their RV or trailer to another spot where it will be safe from damage. Some might even want to take pets out for the day so they don't get upset by the noise and commotion. At the very least, neighbors may need to keep their windows closed the day of demolition, so be sure you give them an alert as to your schedule.

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