This is a difficult question to answer, however, we should be able to save you $15,000 dollars rather than going with a standard demolition. If you were to choose a demolition company that does not take the same care that we do, the amount of material that is thrown away simply goes to waste. As a company that is committed to helping out homeowners and residential neighborhoods in the Denver, Boulder, and Longmont communities, we want the price of your total home deconstruction to be as inexpensive as possible.
Compared to demolition, home deconstruction may offer a significant financial advantage. The following example shows the costs and savings from an average2,500 square foot, 3-bed/2-bath house in which the material was donated to a501(C)(3) non-profit.
Deconstruction is simply disassembly and material salvage of buildings. Intraditional demolition, buildings are knocked down and the materials landfilled.Deconstruction instead involves taking apart portions of buildings and/orremoving their contents with the primary goal of reuse and recycling.
According to EPA, construction activities consume 60 percent of the total raw materials used in the U.S. economy. EPA estimates that 136 million tons of building-related Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste is generated annually, of which 92 percent is from renovation and demolition work. In NorthAmerica C&D makes up approximately 25 to 45 percent of the waste stream, of this only 20 to 30 percent of C&D waste is recycled. Further, the largest source of human-caused methane emissions (an extremely potent greenhouse gas) is from the decomposition of wastes in landfills
• 159 tons of debris = 12,500 cubic feet of debris
• 7,500 Board Feet of lumber = 41 mature trees, or the yearly output of 13 acres of planted pine
• Recycling this lumber saves energy equivalent to 256 gallons of gasoline
• 5,900 lbs. of recyclable steel and 960 lbs. of recyclable plastics
• Recycling these materials saves energy, equivalent to 641 gallons of gasoline.
The Deconstruction Institute estimates that for every 3 square feet of deconstruction, enough lumber can be salvaged to build 1 square foot of new construction. At this rate, the US could generate enough recovered wood to construct 120,000 new affordable homes each year.Deconstruction greatly reduces damage to soil and vegetation at the building site when compared to demolition. In addition, deconstruction creates less dust and noise than demolition.
An important first step of the deconstruction process is a detailed deconstruction plan. This is undertaken by an experienced DeconstructionProfessional (DP) via a visual inspection. The DP will produce an inventory of all materials and components (photos are desirable), and a strategy for material removal. The deconstruction plan should include:1. The name of the Deconstruction Professional;2. The name of the Deconstruction Contractor;3. A list of the materials to be recovered, recycled, or reused; and4. The destination of the materials to be resold.The plan should be issued to all parties at the outset of the project to ensure a construction process that enables efficient implementation of the deconstruction plan.
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