Deconstruction & Salvage
Deconstruction is a new term to describe an old process — the selective dismantling or removal of materials from buildings prior to or instead of conventional demolition, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Deconstructing buildings amplifies the marketplace for used goods, helps create new jobs, and limits new materials production.
Deconstruction gives used building materials “new life” when a building has been decommissioned, harvesting what would have become “waste” in a conventional demolition process. Many components from old buildings are still valuable, and are sometimes more valuable than at the time of original construction. Materials may be salvaged or reused in their original form or recycled into something new.
Planning a demolition or remodeling your home? Call us for a free consultation.