4 Signs a Home Needs To Be Demolished

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Most issues with a home can be remedied with extensive renovations. Others, however, call for more drastic measures. From widespread foundation issues to ample code violations, some situations call for the complete demolition of a home. Let’s examine a few signs that a property would be better off as a pile of rubble.

1. The Foundation is Beyond Repair

While there are fixes for a damaged foundation, there’s only so much a person can do to repair a crumbling home footing. One or two repairs can prevent some damage from getting worse, but if the home in question has a foundation in need of multiple repairs, there’s little a foundation repair professional can do to make it right. In these instances, you’re likely better off starting from scratch. Unfortunately, you can’t just replace the foundation of an existing home, so you’re looking at a demolition that will leave nothing behind but dirt.

2. Drastic Building Code Violations

It sounds like a nightmare, but it happens every day — someone doesn’t consult local building codes before the construction of a home and winds up with a full structure that violates the criteria of local building codes. Sad though it may be, the house will likely have to come down. Even more common are room additions that conflict with building codes. This is a painfully expensive lesson that the homeowner will not soon forget.

3. The Home is Keeping Others From Buying

Good news: your neighborhood is becoming a lucrative spot. Bad news: your eye-sore of a home is keeping the property from selling. For people who would like to build, but don’t want to handle removing the current house, home demolition on your part can significantly speed up the sales process of the property. An empty lot in an enticing neighborhood can motivate buyers much faster than an atrocious home.

4. You Can’t Renovate Your Way Out of This Money Pit

It’s a tale as old as time — some home shoppers stumble upon and fall in love with a “fixer-upper.” They love the neighborhood, the community, and even the potential of what the house could be. Soon after beginning renovations, the house seems to be a neverending money pit of repair issues. When this is the case, to remain within the community and make the most of the land it sits upon, home demolition and new construction is likely the only way to salvage such a terrible purchase.

No matter why you need it gone, the Tulsa, OK-based demolition professionals from DT Specialized Services can help.

Learn how DT Specialized Services can quickly make your home nothing more than a memory with quality home demolition.