As a general contractor based out of the Boston North Shore area, we often get requests for free quotes to demolish old sheds that have fallen into disrepair. Sometimes these sheds are not well maintained by a previous homeowner and want to be removed by the new owner, or sometimes just the elements have an effect over the passage of a long period of time. Regardless of the reason, Elite Services Junk Removal is careful to follow strict safety protocol and procedure when we demolish and remove sheds for customers. Here is a brief overview of the procedure with which we handle a typical shed demolition.
First, we will examine the condition of any items within the shed, if the customer indicates that the items within the shed are also to be removed. Any items that can be salvaged we will remove and recycle, and we will use our standard junk removal procedures to dispose of any leftover items within the shed that the customer has let us know to remove.
Next, we will check for any electrical or plumbing connections and make sure that all breakers are thrown and all valves are closed, to ensure full safety during the demolition process.
We will then remove the roofing and the roof decking, pulling nails for wood sheds and unscrewing screws for metal sheds, and then collecting all the material for recycling and disposal. Once the roof is completely removed, the trim, siding, windows, and doors are typically next to go. Then, in preparation for the full structural demolition, the electrical fixtures and water pipes need to be removed and disassembled if the shed has electrical and plumbing connections. All material removed will be neatly collected for disposal by an Elite Services Junk Removal truck.
Next comes the structural demolition of the house. If the shed is above a certain size, we may consider bracing some of the walls to make sure that the demolition process happens in a controlled wall-by-wall manner, but most sheds are of a size that the walls can be safely demolished and the roof joists removed without needing to be braced first. The walls will then be disassembled and prepared for recycling or removal.
Finally, all that remains of the shed and its contents will be the floor. Any floor covering will be removed and we will then pry up the subfloor and remove the floor joists and foundation posts. Once all the material is collected, our customers typically are very happy with the additional space and opportunity to replant grass, expand a garden, or sometimes just build a newer, more modern shed.
If you are in need of junk removal, controlled demolition, or any of our other general contracting services, contact Elite Services Junk Removal at (978) 317-5388 today!