Shed demolition may seem like a simple enough task, but can quickly turn dangerous if not done properly!
An old shed or garage on your property can become an unsightly mess if not maintained. Many sheds were built by homeowners, and were not designed & built to last for a long time. We found that the first sign a shed is ready to fall apart is the floor starting to rot out.
There are many ways to demolish a shed, the most popular of which I have listed below:
- Excavator Demolition
- Skid Steer Demolition
- Demolition by Hand
- Truck and Chain
Each of these methods have their pros and cons, and really depend on the risk, cost, and time that the person demolishing the shed is willing to incur. We have found that for 90% of sheds, demolishing by hand is the most efficient/clean way to do it. For large sheds & garages, using a skid steer with a grapple is the best way to quickly demolish the shed or garage and clean up the area.
Shed Demolition is not a DIY Task
Many people consider demolishing a garage or shed on their property themselves, which is a very risky operation. If an unskilled person or operator makes the wrong cut or move, a simple demolition project can get very dangerous very quickly. We recommend going with an insured, experienced shed demolition company that can make quick work of your project.
How To Demolish A Shed – Step By Step
With the right equipment and experience, demolishing and cleaning up after a shed demolition project can be done in as little as 5-6 hours! Below are the steps for general shed/small garage demolition
- Obtain all necessary permits prior to beginning demolition
- Ensure all electric utilities are disconnected prior to beginning demolition
- Most sheds are supported by the roof structure. Begin by cutting the roof in half with a sawzall to weaken the shed structure
- Cut the roof of the shed into pieces, and begin loading into a dumpster
- Cut the 4 walls where they join, and they should all fall over with a little push. Load up the walls into the dumpster
- For the floor, cut it in half with a sawzall, then cut into pieces. Use a prybar to pull the floor pieces up, and load into the dumpster.
- Clean up the job site of small debris
The Most Valuable Tool
The Sawzall is the most important tool a demolition contractor can possibly have. It can cut wood, metal, plastic, and even concrete! It is important to have high-quality Sawzall blades, as cheap blades quickly burn up and do not work efficiently. We have found that Diablo and Milwaukee Double Duty blades are the best you can buy. They are the most expensive, but save countless hours of time versus dealing with inferior blades.
Call the Professionals
If you are located in Northeast Pennsylvania and would like a professional, insured, and reputable company to handle your mobile home & trailer demolition needs, feel free to give A+ Enterprises Demolition a call! We have years of experience in demolition, with countless 5-star reviews so you can be sure we are up to any task. You can book a free estimate by submitting your information below or by calling us at 570-299-3138!
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The 3 man crew did a fantastic job in clearing out and disposing of several large and small items that still remained after a 2 day estate sale. Items removed included beds and mattresses, 3 couches, bedroom chest of drawers, old refrigerator and electric stove, computer desk, old and very heavy television, several tools plus much more.Very courteous workers and owner was great to work with. Highly recommend and you won’t be disappointed.
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These guys are awesome! They came here when promised, were really nice and friendly, and they did what they were supposed to do in a timely fashion. The price quoted was changed because I had more “stuff” to get rid of. However, they quoted the difference before getting the rest of the things out and we agreed. I will certainly call them next time. Thanks, A+!
Sal was great to work with. I was so stressed about a large deck in the back of my house that was collapsing. Sal came right over and gave me a very fair price and two days later the job was done. And a really good job. He even hauled away a piece of junk for me at the last minute. I highly recommend this company and plan to use them again as the need arises
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I never leave reviews but Sal (I think his name is) was great. Both times we used them they showed up the next day on time and did a fast and efficient job. Personable and reliable. Highly recommend.
A+ is a first-rate, highly professional outfit. They offered courteous, efficient, same-day service at a more-than-fair price. I recommend them with great confidence.
- Margaret Esopi
Sal really helped us out. We needed some junk removed right away and he got there within a couple of hours, was very professional and polite and did not charge an arm and a leg. He has a customer for life in us now!
EXTREMELY PLEASANT AND PROFESSIONAL! Gave them a call to remove some old furniture and assorted boxes of junk. They said the had a crew in my area the next morning and could be here at 9am. Arrived right at 9 on the dot and got straight to work. They battled through all my cobwebs and work quick and efficiently. No trouble or damage from moving some big items in narrow areas. The price they quoted was great value for all the work they did. I have already and will continue to HIGHLY recommend them.
Kyle and Joe were wonderful! Very efficient process. I called and gave brief information to a very professional person. They came out the next day. Wiped their feet, quoted me a very fair price, and removed my furniture. I’m very pleased with their service and friendliness. I will definitely recommend them to my family and friends! Meredith R.