- DIY Demolition
- DIY Demolition
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in DIY projects, cooking at home, gardening, and other house work. This increase has also led to an uptick in the risk of injuries from things like power tools, hot water, and everything in between. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds Americans to stay safe at home during quarantine.
With more time at home due to stay-at-home orders issued during the spread of COVID-19, people across the country are tackling home improvement projects. Many of us are itching to freshen up our space after spending so much time inside, and now may be a great time to do so.
So, your otherwise great deck has a rotting board or two. Don’t panic—you can remove those boards and have them replaced in no time. Replacing rotting boards is an inexpensive way to revamp your deck’s appearance and increase safety.
Are you looking to completely demolish a structure? Or maybe just looking to demolish its interior. Either way, you will likely need to apply for a permit to make sure the work will meet your community's standards as defined in the city’s code.
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.
This guide will explain how to turn off the gas to your home and how to cap the gas line. This is something you will have to do before beginning any demolition or construction project in your home, garage, or anywhere that gas is fed.
When it comes to the world of DIY, there is endless information available to us. However, not every project can be completed with just a simple set of directions; some are more complex than that, and complications can easily arise.
Whether you DIY or hire a professional to do the job, it is imperative that your property is protected during interior demolition. Failing to utilize the proper tools and techniques during an interior demolition is a sure-fire way to end up with a dirt and dust-ridden home.
Before swinging the first hammer, get yourself into the mindset that demolition is a project in itself, not just a means of getting to the "real" project, whether it be a bathroom remodel, kitchen upgrade, or new construction. Once demolition is safely completed, you can proceed to the remaining stages of your project.
Removing an old fence post can be a pain in the neck (or back). Not only are fence posts set in a concrete footing typically two feet underground, but if the post has become rotten and is no longer sturdy, it will make removing it even more complicated.
If you live somewhere that experiences bitter cold winters, you'll want to inspect your house after the last freeze to make sure it hasn't sprouted any new issues. Go over this quick checklist to make sure your home is ready for spring.
A complete bathroom remodel costs between $3,000 and $12,000 on average; but for a luxury remodel, it isn't uncommon to pay $50,000 or more. Whatever size bathroom remodel you're doing, this guide will shed some light on how to budget properly and save money in the process.
Bathroom demolition takes some experience and handiwork due to the amount of plumbing (and water) in such a small area. Demolishing your bathroom yourself could save you money, but things can go sideways rather quickly if even the slightest mistake is made.
Kitchen demolition takes a medium level of skill, as it involves appliance and cabinet removal. Demolishing your kitchen yourself can save you money, but things can go wrong, too, just as it can in any demolition project. We’ll go over the pros and cons of handling kitchen demolition yourself to help determine if this is the right option for you.
Whether you're remodeling your kitchen, your basement, a bathroom, or your whole house—there's more to demolition than meets the eye. The best way to ensure a smooth DIY demolition project is to know what to expect.