If you are preparing to have a building demolished, you are probably looking for some ideas that could help you save on the cost of the process. Below, you will find a few ways that you can make the demolition of the building pay for itself.
Recycle Salvageable Materials
Copper is used in many buildings to complete the wiring and plumbing systems. Copper sells for quite a bit of money and is well worth the time spent salvaging it from your old building. Beyond copper, you can find many other metals used in your building that will add up to a substantial sum at the recycling center.
If you don't have the physical capabilities to dig into the building and find all of the metal building materials hidden within, you could find a salvage specialist that will come and strip the building of the metals and only take a portion of the value as payment.
Bricks and Blocks
People love the look of old bricks and blocks to finish landscaping projects. Artists will even buy your old bricks and blocks to complete some of their own projects. There is no need to pay for the bricks and blocks to be taken away when you could actually find someone willing to pay you to take them.
Removing the mortar from the bricks and blocks can be a tremendous amount of work, but if you enlist the help of some good friends and family members, you might be able to get it done quickly. If you don't have it in you to clean the bricks and blocks, you can still sell them as is, but at a lower price.
Advertise for Pickers
Some people persistently scour the classifieds looking for ads alerting them off older structures that need to be picked through before they are demolished. These people will actually pay you for the opportunity to come into the structure and strip it down to nothing. They could reuse the materials for all sorts of things from art to landscaping to building a home. Everything down to the light switches could be worth something to someone.
Taking advantage of the three ideas above will help to reduce the cost of your demolition as it will reduce the amount of materials left in the end to be hauled away to the landfill. Think about how the structure can pay for its own removal and maybe even make you a little money at the same time.
For more information and options, talk with demolition or recycling companies in the area, such as Alpart Scrap Iron & Metals Inc.