Demolition Tips & Advice

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.
avoid scams with written contractor agreement
Properly vetting contractors is the key to avoiding scams and deadbeat contractors. Ask these questions when going through the contractor interviewing process. It will help effectively weed out the bad seeds.
look out for red flags when hiring contractors
Hiring a contractor to help with any work on your property, unfortunately, opens up potential risks. Cover all your bases and make sure you know the red flags to look out for when hiring a contractor for a project.
concrete removal with a jackhammer
Concrete is a durable material but inevitably will need to be replaced at some point. Prepare yourself and learn what to expect in terms of removing the concrete and how much it costs.
planning a successful demolition project
Before starting any demolition or renovation project, it is imperative that you determine a budget, are aware of potentially harmful materials on your project site, and plan the work accordingly.
prepare your house for spring
If you live somewhere that experiences winter, you'll want to inspect your house after the last freeze to make sure it hasn't sprouted any new issues during the cold. Go over this quick checklist to make sure your home is ready for spring.
don't let your old barn go to waste
Many barns out there have seen better days, some barely qualifying as freestanding structures anymore. This doesn't have to be the case. Learn about the various options available when it comes to handling an old barn.
hire the right person to remove your barn
When it comes to taking down an old barn, finding the right person for the job is the first hurdle. Make sure you know what to look for, the questions to ask, and the precautions to follow to make sure you hire the best contractor for you barn removal project.
removing a chimney is pretty straightforward
Chimney removals are relatively straightforward and involve simply removing each brick from top to bottom. Learn more about how the chimney removal process works, how much it costs, and when you should hire a pro to get the job done.