Make Sure You Have The Right Tools To Do Demolition On Your Home

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Make Sure You Have The Right Tools To Do Demolition On Your Home

Make Sure You Have The Right Tools To Do Demolition On Your Home

10 December 2014
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Construction & Contractors, Blog


If you are going to do some renovation work on your house, one of the first things you need to do is to do some demolition work. You can't add in new things if the old things are still in the way. There are some tools that you need to have in order to do the demolition work. Having the right tools will make doing the job much easier. 

Demolition Tools

Pry Bar

A pry bar may also be called a crowbar. It's a length of metal with a flattened end and a hooked end. The hooked end lets you grab on to things like wallboard or plaster and pull them out. The flattened in will let you get in and under things to separate them so that you can pull them out. Make sure that your pry bar has a notch on one end that you can slide in under nails. That will help to take boards apart. If you don't have that, you will want to get something called a cat's paw, which has a notch and will let you apply force to pull the nail out. 

Sledgehammer

You need a way to break holes in the walls and to smash fixtures. An 8-pound sledgehammer will give you that ability. Smashing walls will give you a way to access what's inside those walls so that you can pull the rest of the stuff out. Plus, it's a great way to get rid of any stress and frustration that you might have during your demolition. 

Dumpster

You may not think of a dumpster as a demolition tool, but it really is. You need to have some place to put all that stuff as you pull it out of your house. A dumpster is that place. You can contact a company that rents out dumpsters. When your dumpster is full, they can come and safely dispose of the demolition waste. One easy way to get everything out to your dumpster is to have a tarp where you are working. You can pile all the trash on the tarp and then just pull that out to the dumpster. 

If you don't feel like you are up to doing the demolition work, you can hire a construction company to do all the work. They will be able to come in and get everything done quickly. That way you don't have to worry about getting anything done the right way, they will do it all for you. 

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Hello, my name is Emily Green. Welcome to my website about home maintenance and repairs performed by general contractors. When I bought my first house, absolutely everything was in perfect condition. After living there for several months, however, I started to notice a slight decline in the finishes of certain materials in my house. I suspected that the items needed care, but I did not know how to proceed. A general contractor helped me learn everything I needed to know about home maintenance and repairs. I created this site to share this knowledge with my readers. Come by again soon to learn more.

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