Demolition Tips & Advice

demolition project safety
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.
old fence post
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.
home remodel projects to do today
Nearly anyone can make basic improvements to their home to add almost-instant value. Even a DIY beginner can make their home look and feel more valuable. However, if you're ever in doubt, always hire a professional.
improve your home for less than you think
Getting your dream home doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg; you can make simple updates to your home that, over time, add up to make a big difference. Tackling just one or two of these projects can have more of an effect than you think, so take a closer look at these $500-or-less home improvement projects.
how to increase your home value
Whether you're considering selling your home in the near future, or you're just looking to freshen up your current living situation, there are a number of things you can do to increase your home's appeal and overall value, including both interior and exterior updates.
mobile home removal cost factors
First and foremost, there's more than one way to get rid of a mobile home, and each removal method comes with its own cost. Likewise, each method comes with its own set of factors that affect that cost. We'll go over the various parts that play a role in cost and how to get the best deal.
oil storage tank
Oil tanks can become an issue in a number of ways, mainly through corrosion or leaks. If you're lucky, you've decided to remove your oil tank before it's become a problem. However, whether you think the tank is leaking or not, this is not a do-it-yourself job, and there are strict regulations to follow.
commercial structure demolition
Because commercial demolition projects are so complex, it is imperative that contractors and property owners understand what it takes to safely and successfully demolish a commercial building. Check out our insider tips to make sure your commercial demolition project goes off without a hitch.
understanding contractors insurance coverage
Hiring a contractor who is properly insured is so important. Contractors should have two types of insurance: liability insurance and workers' compensation. These types of insurance are not the same, and each type covers different scenarios.
The cost to remove a mobile home will vary because there's more than one way to get the job done. In fact, there are multiple ways, and the size and condition of your mobile home, your location, and more will play a role in which mobile home removal method you choose and how much it will cost.
look out for oil tank disaster signs
If you have an oil tank on your property, you could be at risk of an oil tank leak. A small leak may seem harmless, but it's far from it, so be on the lookout for signs of oil tank wear and tear or an existing leak. Make sure you're protected and keep an eye out for these disaster signs!
get a permit for your home improvement project
For many projects, you will need to have a permit from your local government before making changes to your property. This helps the city keep track of your home's structure and integrity. So how do you know which projects need permits? We'll break it down for you.
disposing of construction demolition debris with dumpster
When you have bulk amounts of debris—especially when that debris includes debris from demolition or construction projects—you will need to handle disposal differently. Learn how to dispose of demolition debris properly while saving money and helping the environment.
freshen up your yard
Once the snow thaws and the ice melts, your property may look a little different than it did when you last saw it, particularly your yard. Make sure it's looking beautiful and is in peak operating condition for the warmer months by checking these 7 things off your spring to-do list.
your contractor should be licensed, bonded, and insured
You may have heard contractors claim to be licensed, bonded, and/or insured, but what do these labels mean and how are they different from one another? If you plan on hiring a contractor, make sure you understand the distinction between these safeguards and how each of them protects homeowners.