Tips To Help You Cut The Cost Of Demolishing A Building

Having an old building demolished can be stressful and costly. Fortunately, there are a few ways for you to trim the costs associated with removing old buildings. Here, you'll find a few tips that can help you recoup some of the cost of removing that old eye sore.

Salvage Metals

There are lots of metals hidden inside many old structures. Unless someone has already gone through and stripped all of the metals from the building, you'll be able to find metal piping and wiring. Removing the piping and wiring will be a lot of work, but the work can pay off, especially if you uncover a bunch of copper piping.

If you're not up to the job, you can hire a salvage professional to come in and strip the building of all of the metals that can be recycled. This person will do all of the removal work, as well as taking it to the salvage yard, and then pay you a percentage of what the salvage yard pays out for it. This eliminates your need to do any work and you'll still profit a bit.

Advertise for Pickers

Pickers love old structures. What you might think is a piece of trash may be transformed into something absolutely spectacular.

Place an ad in your local classifieds alerting those in the area of what you're doing and what you're looking for. You may be surprised at what these pickers take out of the house. Everything from woodwork to flooring can be re-purposed. Your waste may be someone else's treasure.

Note: Have a liability contract written up for each picker to sign. You don't want to be held responsible for any injuries that may be sustained on the property as they work to remove all of those old materials.

Discuss Savings with the Demolition Crew

One thing that so many people fail to do is to discuss any money-saving options available. It's possible that putting the project off for a different time of the year will save you some money. Maybe, he or she will offer a discount if you make arrangements to dispose of all of the waste on your own. You won't know what's available if you don't ask, so start up a conversation with the contractor ahead of time.

You can eliminate that old building and it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. Get creative about how you downsize the load of debris that will need to be hauled away and get paid while doing it. For more help, contact a company like Morcon today.