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I happen to know a thing or two about living in a home while a new fireplace is being installed. It takes some time for the process to be completed, and the inconvenience can feel pretty intense, but there are tips and tricks you can use to make the process easier on the entire family – like turn a bedroom into the living room (if the living room is where your new fireplace is going, of course) when the construction gets a little loud. In the fifty years that I've lived in this home, I have experienced my fair share of home improvement projects. I decided that maybe some of my experience can help others who are looking to complete their own projects, like installing a new fireplace. Enjoy!

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Tips To Bear In Mind For Your Demolition Project

When you need to undergo a demolition project on your property, there are a number of things that you can do to plan ahead and get the best end result out of the work. These demolition projects will be useful in helping you clear your property for a reconstruction or to go in another direction with the property. However, you must tackle these projects with the best intent and planning, and you can do that by factoring in these points below.  

Hire The Best Demolition Contractors

To make sure that your demolition project goes forward accordingly, you will need to touch base with demolition contractors who are able to assist you. Speak to other businesses who have used their demolition services to make sure that you figure out which are the most popular and efficient demolition companies in the area. Ask these companies to come out to the property so you can walk them through to demolition and what must be done. In exchange, they will tell you the best course of action for bringing down the building safely and effectively. Ask to see their licenses and certifications and always bring out four to five different demolition companies. You can compare prices between these companies to make sure you stick to your budget during the demolition. You can expect costs somewhere in the ballpark of $2 per square feet and $3 per square feet.

Plan Out Your Demolition

One of the biggest aspects to plan is the circumstances surrounding the demolition. Be sure that your locality is notified of the zoning change for the address and that you get the permits that are required. Notify any potentially concerned parties and surrounding businesses or other property owners. You must also get in touch with your utility company to either shut off the gas or have the account closed and infrastructure removed altogether.

Handle The Cleanup Process

Speak to the demolition contractors to see their protocol and procedures for getting rid of waste. In some situations, they will handle everything and in others, you will be responsible. One step you can take is to rent a dumpster so that you are able to remove waste instead of letting it pile up. The rental of a dumpster can cost anywhere between approximately $300 and $600.

Consider these points and use them in order to get the most out of your next demolition project.