Demolition Tips & Advice

old garage with chipped paint
Sooner or later, the time comes when a homeowner may need to repair or replace the garage. Regardless of the housing market, it's smart to tackle an exterior project like garage repair or replacement to help protect, and potentially increase, your home's value.
pros and cons to removing barn
Before tearing down your old barn, consider the pros and cons. We'll discuss the benefits and the disadvantages that come with tearing down your barn so you can make the right choice.
remove rotting deck boards
Replacing rotting boards is an inexpensive way to revamp your deck’s appearance and increase safety. Here are the basic steps required to get the job done.
floor removal
Taking the DIY route can be very economical and practical for certain projects, but there are some projects best left to the pros. Learn the benefits of hiring a professional to handle your floor removal and the pitfalls of handling it yourself so you can make the right decision for yourself.
relocating mobile home
Moving a single or double-wide trailer costs anywhere from a few thousand to over $10,000. Ensure it goes smoothly, legally and that you get the best value with these tips.
burning house for fire training exercise
If you have an old house or structure on your property that you plan to demolish, reach out to your local fire department first. Not only could fire departments in the area potentially benefit from using it as a training exercise, but it can save you money on your demolition and increase your property vaue, too.
never pay your contractor upfront
Before beginning a project, your contractor shouldn't ask for a lot of money upfront. Sure, they will need some money to start the project, but asking a customer for more than 15% of the total cost upfront is a big red flag. Learn more about why you should never pay your customer for a project upfront.
difference between contractor and subcontractor
Contractors and subcontractors are the two parties responsible for completing demolition and construction projects, and while they often work in tandem to complete a project efficiently, there are a few important differences between them that you should know.
don't say this to your contractor
The importance of developing a fair relationship with your contractor is widely underrated. This guide will help to ensure that you're in a mutually beneficial and fair relationship with your contractor from the first moment you reach out to them. 
understanding a demolition estimate
Understanding the project estimate provided by the demolition company is an essential part of the demolition process. It's key to avoid problems later on, such as additional fees and project issues.
how to obtain a demolition permit
Whether you're looking to completely demolish a structure or just its interior, you will likely need to apply for a permit to make sure your work will meet your community's standards as defined in your city’s code.
master bedroom remodel
Your bedroom is one of the most-used rooms in your home; it should be a place you enjoy spending time! Keep in mind that each remodel is different, but this guide is a great jumping off point and will help keep you organized.
best time of year for interior demolition
When it comes to remodeling your home, or performing any interior demolition project, many homeowners ask, “When is the best time to do it?” The bottom line is: The best time is whenever you’re ready to do it! However, certain times of year are better than others in terms of cost-efficiency and ease of planning.
demolition increases property value
Demolition can increase a property’s value in the right circumstances. Learn the various questions you should be asking when making the decision whether or not demolition is the best option for your structure.
shut off and cap water line
This guide will explain how to turn off the water to your home and how to cap the water line. This is something you will have to do before beginning any demolition or construction project in your home, in your garage, or anywhere that water is fed.