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Endust
5000+ posts
05/25/09 10:43 PM
How much to tear down a garage?

considering tearing down a ~400 sq ft garage that includes a small utility room w/ plumbing. it's on a concrete slab.

anybody have any rough estimates?





terror from 127'




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brntorng
2500+ posts
05/26/09 09:50 AM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

Post it in the "Free Stuff" section of Craigslist and people will be fighting over the chance to tear it down for the materials.

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GHoward
1000+ posts
05/26/09 10:19 AM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

wow people sure are going to drastic measures just to lower their house appraisal value.

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Endust
5000+ posts
05/26/09 10:57 PM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

In reply to:

wow people sure are going to drastic measures just to lower their house appraisal value.




thanks for the unsolicited advice.





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Ignatius
2500+ posts
05/27/09 09:37 AM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

Let my wife park an Expedition in it for a week and that SOB will be a distant memory...

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Summerof79
2500+ posts
05/27/09 09:40 AM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

The expense is hauling off all the debris. Two guys and a pair of sawzall could probably level the thing in a day. Now loading all the debris into a container might take a week for the same two guys.

Craigslist is not a bad place to start, but remember you might have homeowners liability issues if somebody got injured on your property.




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TexanneSponsor
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05/27/09 10:11 AM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

I'd post it on Craig's List and offer it as free materials for someone to build a cabin on their deer lease. A friend of mine did this with an old free-standing shed and he had about a dozen guys who wanted it.








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AustinTejasFan
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05/27/09 01:30 PM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Summerof79]

"but remember you might have homeowners liability issues if somebody got injured on your property. "

You have homeowners liability issues any time someone other than a resident of your household sets foot on your residence premises. However, the average homeowners policy provides liability coverage for bodily injury or property damage suffered by just about anyone other than someone eligible to receive worker’s comp.







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GHoward
1000+ posts
05/27/09 01:44 PM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

In reply to:

thanks for the unsolicited advice.




Can't take a joke homes?
(oh and you sort of did solicit advice... )

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TexasEd
5000+ posts
05/27/09 01:55 PM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

I would hire someone bonded and insured.




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BigWill
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05/27/09 03:00 PM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

OK, 20x20ish structure?

Gable roof or flat? Comp shingles/shake shingles?

wood siding or stucco?

Bare interior walls or drywall?

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l00pModerator
25,000+ posts
05/27/09 03:08 PM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

In reply to:

Can't take a joke homes?




Pinche gringos.




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Uninformed
5000+ posts
05/28/09 05:14 AM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

Mission Revival Style or Art Deco?















The local newspaper usually runs ads for people advertising such services. Probably craigslist also.




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Endust
5000+ posts
05/28/09 09:45 PM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

thanks for the feedback.

you know how people used to convert garages in to living areas by building a wall a couple of feet behind otherwise functional garage doors? then finishing out the interior? this is a crappy garage/shed that someone built an "apartment" in. it's a blight on the entire block.

i never thought about craigslist, that's a great idea, but the liability issue is a real concern.

....and as far as taking a joke, point taken.





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NEWDOC2002
1000+ posts
05/29/09 08:17 AM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

As Beavis would say, "Fire, fire". And it's nearly free.

P.S. Joke

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HornBud
5000+ posts
05/31/09 07:34 AM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

Can't you wait for a really bad storm to come through the area, give it a few gentle nudges in the direction of the wind, then get rid of the "garage" and collect a fat insurance check all at the same time?





j/k.

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shorty
500+ posts
05/31/09 02:16 PM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

Good grief, tear it down yourself. There is nothing more satisfying than taking a sledgehammer and demolishing something.

I would advertise on Craig's list for people to come by and pick up the lumber, bricks, wiring, and other items for free. What is left I woudl have someone drop a trashbin that they would haul off. That will cost you 400-500 bucks.

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NCAAFBALLROX
5000+ posts
06/01/09 11:08 PM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

My roofing dump trailer (not a flatbed) is 8x14. We added high walls to the side of it & the cubic yardage has increased to whatever something with 5' high walls will hold.

Our dump fee (i.e. what we pay) is $ 150.00; before the walls, when it was a "normal" wall height, the cost was $ 80.00.

A typical flatbed trailer is considered a "drag off" (tire turned vertical @ the front of the trailer & a chain that is @ least 10' longer than the trailer is run off the tail... the dump uses a large Caterpillar or Case to pull the tire & 'most' of your stuff off the back. Cost for this is $ 120.00.

"General" helper type labor can usually be had for @ the most $ 200.00 per day, a generally "full" 10 hour day with reasonable breaks in between... you provide the bulk of the tools.

I cannot tell you anything about their skill level & any liability / insurance concerns. If you get the water & electricity turned off @ the source (temporarily), it shouldn't be too hard to figure out how to properly do a temporary termination or capping on the services.

Good luck in your project.






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_e.
25+ posts
06/02/09 12:55 AM
Re: How much to tear down a garage? [re: Endust]

Good Lord, why are you typing '@' when you clearly mean 'at'? It is about as distracting as all caps, seriously.

BTW, you are not saving keystrokes.

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