Having a deck connected to the home can be a blessing and a curse. If you purchase an older home, the deck may be rotted or falling apart – making it unsafe. In situations where the deck structure is unsafe, it will need to be torn down and redone to create a space your family can enjoy. Deck’s require a great deal of upkeep. So, you might want to consider full deck demolition. Starting over from the ground level and building your new deck from there. Or, try something new, such as creating a patio area. Whatever the case may be, if you are dealing with deck demolition, you want to be sure to know the do’s and don’ts of the project before you start.
Deck Demolition – Do’s
To begin your deck demolition, you want to remove the railings and stairs. This will free up space to help you to move on to the deck boards. The deck needs to be broken down correctly. This will help prevent injury during the process. By removing the railings and stairs, you can easily start to remove the boards to take the deck down completely. If the deck was constructed with nails, pull out the nails with a hammer. Alternatively, use a pry bar to pull the nailed area up and move to each nailed section of the board. Take great care to remove one board at a time and nail down any remaining nails. Remove the nails as you stack the boards to avoid stepping on a protruding nail.
Deck Demolition – Don’ts
It is very important that you do not start by pulling out the support beams. As well, don’t try to knock the deck down from the bottom first. You want to start with the railings and stairs so that you have an open space to work with. If you try to remove the posts that support the deck first, you will end up with a big mess on your hands. Sometimes, creating a giant mess will cause accidental damage to other parts of your property. It can become difficult to navigate a messy work environment. In most cases, it is safer and less time consuming to hire a professional team to complete your deck demolition for you. Our friendly, prompt service will also help to ensure that no one is hurt as the deck demolition occurs at your home.
Hire Deck Demolition Experts
Kloos Hauling & Demolition provides complete demolition services. Our service includes all parts of deck demolition and removal of deck boards and debris. Work with the experts to complete your next deck demolition project to avoid injury or unwanted mess. Make it a Kloos call today – 204.955.1188