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Demo and Deconstruction for a Resilient Remodel—When Is It Necessary?


Demo and Deconstruction for a Resilient Remodel—When Is It Necessary?

Deconstruction is the first step to remodeling, especially for resilient homes in extreme weather hotspots

June 21, 2022
Crane digging in rubble from house demo

Deconstruction doesn’t always mean complete demolition of a building, but according to Pro Trade Craft, it can also be one stage of a resilient remodeling project, particularly for homes at risk of extreme weather events. A resilient remodel means out with the old and in with the new, especially when replacing parts of the structure rotten or damaged by water, but recycling and repurposing are also integral parts of the renovation process in order to reduce waste, time, and cost.

Last time on Building Resilience, we were comparing vulnerabilities in unexpected climate events.

This house isn’t gonna flood, but this wall sure as heck did. 

We also looked at other vulnerabilities of the existing structure…

…with a general eye toward improving the durability, energy performance, and healthfulness of the house.

This time, we’re going to dig out our prybars and sawzalls and take the first step: demolition

MA: Some people think that the first step is demolition, and sometimes that’s true. But sometimes it’s deconstruction. 

Watch the full video here

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