Many smart investors bought property in and around Northeast Ohio many years ago and have been successfully enjoying rental income from those properties for many years. With the decline in the housing market, many investors are looking to cash out
While getting those properties ready for sale, many homeowners get an unwelcome surprise. These investment properties are often in far worse condition than they might have thought. Selling them requires more than a fresh coat of paint. Some of them have major structural or foundation issues that cost a small fortune to repair
Renovation or demolition?
In nearly all cases, renovation and remodeling is less expensive than complete demolition. A qualified general contractor can determine the costs involved in restoring a home properly. Before you decide on tearing down an existing home, make sure this last resort is truly the best available option.
If it has been discovered that the property is just too far damaged for rehabilitation, or it has deteriorated beyond salvation it’s time to consider a tear down or demolition of the home or structure.
Things to consider in demolition project
Maybe you inherited property and you have decided it’s best to start with a brand new structure, or maybe you can’t find your dream home in the location you desire. In these cases, you may or may not need to go to the drastic step of a total tear down and demolition. Consider some different options and discuss them with your demolition contractor.
- Partial Interior Demolition only partially dismantles a structure to prepare it for an extreme renovations. You may see projects of this kind where only part of the house is left standing, or where a wall is left standing at all times. One advantage to this type of demolition is that permits may be more easily obtained. If the exterior of the home or building is in reasonably good shape, this may be the best way to go.
- Complete Structural Demolition or tear down is what you may more typically think of as demolition project. If the exterior structure is so damaged that it is not structurally sound and dangerous, a complete demolition or tear may be the only option.
No matter what you decide to do with your existing structure, checking for hazardous substances like lead, mold or asbestos and appropriately addressing those risks is a required. The reasons for demolition can vary and be complicated as the process itself. Do your homework and hire a demolition company you feel confident with that can do the job neatly and efficient.
If you’d like to receive a free estimate for house tear down, or any other demolition project in Mentor, Ohio or the surrounding communities of Northeast, Ohio, please contact DiFranco contractors Inc at 440-946-2029 or fill out the form on the website.