Can I remove my deck or fence myself?
Handling a deck or fence removal yourself is possible, but it can be backbreaking work and shouldn't be taken lightly. However, if you want to save a bit of money and don't mind getting your hands a little dirty, consider handling only some of the deconstruction yourself and then hiring a contractor to do the tough stuff.
For example, remove the salvageable, easy-to-remove pieces of wood yourself, like the stairs, railings, fence rails, etc. Then, have a contractor help you remove the tougher stuff, like cement footings.