Many homes have outdoor decks. These can be beautiful features but can also become old and unappealing over time. Weather and neglect can all take their toll.
Many options for replacing your old deck include composite or engineered wood products. However, removing the old deck still needs to be done, whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor. It involves getting rid of all the old deck debris.
Dealing with the Pile of Boards That Was Once a Deck
Removing an old deck can be a long and complicated process. If you plan to replace the deck with a patio, or if you want to design a new deck that doesn’t use any existing footings, it will be more complicated than just getting rid of the old boards and putting in new ones. That’s because the cleanup and disposal of debris can be more complex than just throwing away some old boards.
Removing your deck can be a lot of work. It would be best to take out all the metal brackets, nails, and bolts. You also have to take out all the concrete footings. If you made your footings, you have to remove all the broken-up concrete too. And that’s not counting all the beams, railing pieces, stair stringers, treads, and other deck boards!
When you are building a new deck (or patio, gazebo, or sunroom), you will have a lot of waste. It can be difficult to do, but there is an easy solution.
You do not always Have to be DIY for Your Deck Project.
If you are dismantling and replacing your old deck yourself, it will take you a few days, or maybe even a few weeks. You don’t want a pile of debris on your lawn, which will be ugly and dangerous.
You might have to take time away from your deck project to get rid of the old deck. You can accomplish it yourself if you have a Vehicle, but it will take time. If you don’t have a truck, you can hire someone to do it for you. You can ask someone you know or hire someone to do it.
If you choose the first option, you will save some money. But it also means you will have to do most of the work yourself. It includes loading and unloading the truck. You might also have to help your friend with the job. Plus, you will have to pay for the disposal fees and fuel for your friend’s truck.
Give it away or sell it
Some people might say that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” This means that some people might find something useful in something that someone else has thrown away.
If the condition of your unwanted wood is not too bad, you can try to find someone who wants it by putting a sign on it that says “Free Wood.” If there are not a lot of people walking by your house, you can also try to sell it online.
You can hire a professional
People often try to remove junk on their own using a truck. It can be cheaper than hiring a professional, but there are some risks. People need to be licensed and have insurance if they do this work.
It brings us to your other option: hiring a professional wood debris removal team. Precision Disposal is one such team. We arrive on time, quickly and safely remove all the debris, and even offer you a rental dumpster so you can complete the cleaning project in days.
You can use our Precision Disposal to remove your old deck. You can load it yourself over three days. Call us if you need more time, and we’ll work something out. Our team will come back when you’re done and load the dumpster for you. Replacing your old deck should be your focus, not dealing with the old lumber.