Residential demolition projects can be major but necessary steps in a number of construction and renovation projects. However, demolition work is also one of the contracting services that homeowners may be the most likely to misunderstand.
Myth: Demolition Services Are Only Needed If You Are Completely Destroying The House
A homeowner may assume that they will only need to use a demolition service if their goal is to completely level the structure. However, this is not the case as these services can be necessary for removing interior walls.and replacing the flooring. In fact, these can be among the most common situations where a homeowner may need to hire a demolition service in order to renovate and remodel their home's interior. For example, a homeowner who wants to make a home feel more open on the interior may wish to remove a number of walls, and this can be a type of demolition work that can dramatically change the feel of the interior of the house.
Myth: You Will Have To Send All Of The Demolition Waste To The Landfill
It is also easy to assume that any demolition work will also involve you sending all of this waste to the local landfill. While there are some waste materials that will have to be taken to the landfill, it is common for homeowners to greatly underestimate the amount of this waste that can be recycled. For example, many of the building materials may be recycled and repurposed so that they can be used in new building or construction work. This can allow you to minimize the environmental damage that results from the work that you are doing to your property.
Myth: Demolition Work Will Structurally Compromise The Building
Another misconception that people have about demolition work is that it will always result in the structural integrity of the building being severely compromised. In reality, this is unlikely to be the case as long as the demolition work is done by professionals. These professionals will conduct a thorough assessment of the building in order to make sure that the needed demolition work will not have a major structural impact on the building. If these impacts are unavoidable, it may be possible for the demolition service to install reinforcements or other upgrades in order to limit the structural impacts. This may be particularly common in situations where a wall is needing to be removed as load-bearing walls will need to have additional reinforcements made if they are to be safely removed without causing major instabilities.