DIY old wood deck removal is not necessarily the most difficult home improvement project. But, it does require quite a bit of time and effort. The good news is, you don’t need specialized contractor skills. Although, you do need to be handy with a few common tools.
What to Know about DIY Old Wood Deck Disposal
Now, you might think you’ll just rent a dumpster. Simple enough and problem solved. But, it’s what you don’t know you don’t know. In other words, renting a dumpster isn’t a straightforward solution to the remodeling waste. Because you are the one who must fill it up, meaning you have to do all the work. Also, you can’t throw anything in the container. Dumpster rental companies prohibit certain items.
Any wood used around the exterior of your home will deteriorate over time. It may become necessary to remove and replace lumber especially if it has ground contact. An exterior deck is a good example of this. The decking boards and the post can crack and split over time making the deck a safety hazard that needs to be taken care of. The do it yourself handyman can tear down and dismantle a deck with the help of a few friends. —HomeSteady.com
Then, there’s the matter of ordering the right size. Too small, and you’ll have to rent it all over again. Too large and it’s money wasted on wasted space. Whereas by hiring a junk removal company, all the work is done for you. And, you receive an upfront quote. Plus, you don’t have to deal with the required recycling and disposal procedures.
Silver Spring DIY Old Wood Deck Removal
As for an outdoor deck removal, this depends on how it’s installed. Fortunately, the installation and disassembly process is generally the same. Here’s how to go about an outdoor deck removal for disposal and/or replacement:
- Clear the deck. It all begins with a blank slate. (Also, you need an empty space to work freely and without safety hazards.) Clear the deck of any furniture, cooking equipment, decor, and everything else. Leave nothing on it so you can work without stopping.
- Remove the rails. To begin the actual dismantling process, you’ll need to start with the rails first. Take the rails off the deck and put them out of the way.
- Remove the boards. Next, you’ll remove the damaged boards or all the boards, one by one. Usually, these are fastened to the support frame by screws, so you’ll just need a drill-driver to remove them. Be sure to put them into a can or bag.
- Pull the steps apart and cut the frame up. If so equipped, you’ll need to take apart the steps. Then, remove the support posts.
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