Not all home demolition projects are created equal: while larger projects may require wrecking balls or explosives to take down a structure, an interior demolition can be completed on a much smaller scale. While an interior project can be just as detail-oriented as a larger demolition, the stages leading up to it can be very different. Below are the stages you will experience during your interior demolition project.
Because so much detail goes into safely executing a demolition project, the planning stage may take longer than the actual demolition. This is done for the better of the project: extra planning will help make sure that the demolition only affects the immediate area. Your contractor may want to go over the history of the building, including when it was built, previous renovations, instances of flooding or mold. If flooding or leaks have occurred in the past, there may be a remaining mold problem that will need to be addressed. Your contractor will provide you with a blueprint of the final layout that will need to be approved before moving to the next stage. Additionally, you may be required to obtain permits for your demolition from the local or state government.
Preparing the Structure
The area of your building that will be affected by the demolition will be sealed off to prevent contamination throughout, with any furniture or decorations removed to prevent damage. In order to minimize the spread of dust, fans will be run to drive dust to stay in the same room, where it will be vacuumed up after the demolition. The contractor will also perform tests to make sure the room is structurally sound and will not be compromised by removing the wall or walls. If mold or asbestos are detected, appointments will be made to take care of those issues prior to demolition.
Although it does not affect the exterior of your structure, an interior demolition project can involve similar tools and actions. Some of the most popular demolitions include drywall, brick and cement walls, as well as worn out wooden floors. The amount of time demolition takes depends on the scope of the project, as well as the type of materials being removed. Taking out a hard, concrete wall may take more time than ripping out wooden floors, and working through multiple rooms can take several days.
Professional Demolition Services in Lynn, Peabody & Salem, MA
If you are looking to schedule an interior demolition, contact Flannery’s Handymen today! We work in homes across New England and will see your project through, start to finish. Flannery’s Handymen can be reached by calling 781-775-9943 or by filling out our online contact form.