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Demolish or dismantle the old house?
What to choose, demolition of the house or manual dismantling of the building and why
Demolition or dismantling?
The question arises before anyone who has decided to disassemble the old house, cottage or other structure, in order to build something new in its place.
Manual dismantling of the building is selected when it is planned to reuse materials that will remain from the old building.
The fact is that choosing a house to be demolished by a vehicle, all these materials will literally turn into a pile of construction waste.
However, one should not think that since the equipment is not required, then this work can be done independently - this is not so. It is dangerous to dismantle without having skills, not knowing how the structure works, without special means.
Dismantling should be performed by trained professionals who are familiar with safety and experience with similar work.
Dismantling the house begins with the roof.
First, the roofing material goes down, then the lathing, rafter system is disassembled. At the next stage, workers begin disassembling walls and partitions, descending lower and lower.
Dismantling of the foundation is another separate work that can be difficult to perform without equipment or special equipment. However, it is not always advisable to dismantle the foundation. In some cases, if it does not interfere with construction, its underground part is left untouched. It saves time, money and of course.
If you are in a hurry or do not plan to reuse materials from the old building, then it is more competent to order the demolition of the house with equipment. The work will be done in one day, and all construction waste will be taken to the dump. In addition, the demolition of the house is cheaper than dismantling it.
Unfortunately, the demolition of the house may not be possible due to the proximity of other buildings to the object of demolition, in the absence of access roads, etc.
In this case, you also have to choose manual dismantling.
Anyway, the main thing is to determine the organization where your interests will be protected by the contract.