If you wanted to demolish the concrete along the pathway in your house because you wanted to renovate your house or you are planning to do something that involves concrete removal, there are some factors that you need to consider first in order to make sure that you can save more time, money as well as energy in completion of the projects. Here is a planning guideline that you could use when it comes to the demolition of the concrete.
First things first, you have to understand that concrete removal is not all about breaking up the concrete without the use of the brain. It’s more than breaking up the large chunks of concrete. If you know next to nothing about concrete demolition, then you might consider hiring a contractor instead to make sure that the project can be completed in a professional way. There are some instances that doing it by yourself in an attempt to save some money would just end up ruining everything. You’ll be more frustrated because chances are—either you will seriously injure yourself, or you can pay more than what you have expected.
You should be able to know that you can’t just throw the concrete that you’ve removed in your trash can. Make sure that you already have a plan regarding the disposal of your concrete. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to determine if your concrete had metal underneath unless you are demolishing it. To put it simply, you’ll be able to have at least three trips using a pick-up truck at the disposal of your concrete. Not only that but you can also try renting a trash container as one of your disposal options.
Seek for help
In concrete removal, you will be needing someone around in carrying large chunks of concrete and lift it. So make sure that before you start your project, ask help from your family members or some of your friends to help you so that you can finish the task easier and faster. You should also ask someone where you can borrow a wheelbarrow because it is very essential to finish your work much faster. A good rule of the thumb has six persons as part of your crew. The two members are responsible for breaking up the concrete while the other four are responsible for hauling and lifting the concrete that you’ve broken up.
When working, you should always prioritize safety first. To do that, you should always watch out for the flying shards because it can be extremely dangerous and it can also cut you. Not only that but there are instances where it could accidentally hit a glass and break it. Make sure that windows near the area that you are working are all protected. You should also wear some protective gears to protect yourself from getting hurt and always watch your steps while you are walking because the ploy is slippery and you might end up twisting your ankle.