Upon deciding to update your property, the first choice you’ll need to make is whether to renovate or demolish it. There are some clear signs that a property needs to be taken down completely so that you can start fresh, rather than trying to work with the existing building. If any of the factors below describe your property, then demolition is right for you.
When to Choose Demolition Over Renovation
1. Failing Foundation
The foundation is key to the building’s structural integrity and longevity. If the foundation is in poor condition, you can’t count on a renovation lasting long. Common signs of serious foundation trouble include uneven flooring, vertical cracks in the exterior, and bowed walls. Addressing foundation issues will be much easier after the old building is gone and you can start fresh with a structure that’s in top condition.
2. Extensive Renovations
Renovations aren’t cheap and should only be undertaken if you’re keeping some elements of the structure. If the plan is to change the layout completely — interior and exterior — then it’s smartest to go with a new construction. A renovation often presents roadblocks in a new design due to architectural requirements or the age of the building, so don’t let this limit you.
3. No Space for Expansion
Sometimes the lot size and structure of a building doesn’t provide the possibility for additions. If the current location is perfect, but there’s no room for expansion, demolition allows for a redesign of the building so that you can add another floor or fit in an extra room.
When done properly, demolition gets you working on your new building as soon as possible. C & W Trucking specializes in preparing your property for construction in Bayfield, WI, and the surrounding areas. From demolishing buildings to land clearing and excavation, their skilled staff does it all. They have a diverse and well-maintained excavating fleet to get your work done on time and safely. Explore their services online, or call (715) 779-5628 for a free estimate.