You love the location, just not the structure. So, a renovation comes to mind. However, in some cases, the property might need demolition. If you find yourself in similar situations listed below, don’t tackle this work yourself and hire a demolition expert to keep your project on schedule.
A Faulty Foundation or Other Structural Problems Beyond Reparation
Do you notice cracks in your foundation? Are the structural supports in your walls and ceilings solid and firm? Are there evident moisture and mold damage in different areas? A demolition should only be completed if there is extensive damage. If there are only problems in one small size of the structure, then a renovation is fine.
Check for Local Restrictions
Make sure to research your area’s height, width, length, and structure placement restrictions. Changes might have happened since your structure was built and you may have less space to rebuild than you think. Perhaps your local councils do not allow you to expand your current property, so demolition is possible. Overall, get the necessary permits to avoid legal trouble.
Moreover, an old structure will not last as long as a new one, so if you plan to own your building for a long time and don’t favor the issues that come with its age, consider knocking it down. Before you do, research if you own a historically significant building. Think about legal protections and its cultural significance to the community.
Your Property Requires Many Costly Renovations
Another significant element to consider is your budget. Map out the project step by step and think of unexpected expenses. After making the calculations, if you realize that you will spend more money on extensive renovations than demolishing your property, then you might as well go with the demolition route.
Remember, anyone taking part in the demolition process should always ensure that they are prepared and protected from the risks associated with the action.
Contact Del Prete Masonry Today!
Whether you are ready to start your next masonry project or are still hesitant and have questions, Del Prete Masonry is here to help. We have the experience and expertise to get it right the first time. Questions? Want to visit some of our residential or commercial projects? Ready to set up a consultation? Feel free to give us a call at 410-683-0650 or visit us online. We are happy to serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and to keep up with our new and exciting projects, be sure to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest