How To Prepare For Demolition Work In Your Backyard

4 June 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Whether you're getting some dying trees uprooted, taking down an old gazebo, or ripping out a broken hot tub, there may come a time where you need demolition work in your own backyard. In order for the demo work to go smoothly, it's important that you take your time with getting ready for the project.

By knowing what to expect and putting in the effort to avoid damaging your yard, you can ensure that the demolition goes smoothly:

Make Plans for Your Children and Pets

In order for your home to continue to be a safe place while the demolition work is going on, it's crucial that you make sure your family and any animals are away from the yard during the project. If your pets are often kept outdoors, you'll need to make arrangements such as boarding or simply taking them in the front yard for walks instead.

Making sure your children are made aware of the work going on outside and keeping an eye on them can also help ensure your family is safe from the demolition work involved.

Clear out Any Fragile Items in Your Yard

If you have any fragile yard decorations such as a birdbath, potted plants, a chicken coop, or something else that's sensitive to damage, it's crucial that you move it away. Since the demolition work is likely going to be taking place in a specific area, it's important that you move fragile items away from worksite so that nothing is at risk of being damaged.

Relocate Sensitive Plants If Necessary

Plants are another thing that will need to be relocated when preparing for any demo work in your backyard. Taking care when digging up plants and relocating them can help ensure that your plants stay healthy and can be replanted when ready.

Notify Neighbors of Demolition Work

If the demolition work is going to taking place over the course of several days or even weeks, it becomes crucial to notify any neighbors of the work that is occurring. While this may not be legally necessary, it can help ensure that you stay on good terms with your neighbors during the demolition work.

Getting any demolition work done in your backyard can be a great way to clear up room for a new garden or patio, but it does require some planning. By keeping the above tips in mind before the demo work begins, you can ensure that the finished result looks fantastic. To learn more, contact a company like Prattco industrial Excavating.