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Five of the best reasons to demolish a house

A track hoe excavator using its claw thumb to tear down an old hotel to make way for a new commercial development

Demolishing a house can be a great thing when making room for a new home to go in its place. Whether it’s bigger, better or just plain new, it can be a great thing. With that in mind, here are the best reasons why demolishing your home to make room for a new one is a solid idea.

  1. Location:

    When someone owns a plot of  land on a lake, it is sometimes easier to remove a house and rebuild on the same spot. Whether it’s a bigger house that’s needed, or just the location that is perfect, by demolishing the house and building the perfect one in its place, demolition makes things much easier.

  1. Efficiency:

Using the land more efficiently is another reason to demolish a home as well. If the property lines change or the land erodes, it can open up or remove a lot of land, completely changing the layout of the system. By demolishing the home and rebuilding, it can use the land way more efficiently and improve the property value.

  1. The Perfect Home:

    Sometimes people have unrealistic expectations about their dream home. And sometimes instead of forcing a home to grow into the dream home, or letting the dream change, demolishing the original house to rebuild the dream home is easier than taking it one step at a time. By doing it all at one, and getting it right the first time it saves time, money and a whole lot of hassle.

  1. Safety.

Older homes have tons of little cracks and ticks that can leave a family in trouble. Sometimes, instead of waiting for that wall to fall, or the ceiling to come crashing in, it’s easier to plan it, demolish the home and take care of the family. When a home becomes unlivable and seems to be coming apart on its own accord, it just helps to do it before it can be done to you.

  1. Wildlife

    A very specific and dangerous reason to demolish a home can be because it is infested with wildlife. Whether it’s racoons, squirrels, or something like termites or ants, this can cause huge problems for a homeowner. Bugs like termites or ants can ruin a home, and are very difficult to get rid of, even with extermination. Once termites damage the structural integrity of the home, it is cheaper sometimes to break down the old home and build up a new one that will save time and money at the same time.

    There are many reasons to demolish a home and these are the top five. Saving the headache and the money, in the long run, gives great reason for the homeowners to demolish. By demolishing once, early, and making it count, they can maximise the value of the property while building their dream home or getting rid of the bugs. As extreme as it may seem, it follows the one and done mentality. By demolishing, the house, you something right the first time and it will pay off in the long run.