Did you purchase a large piece of land with a structure on it? Do you live in an older home that is worse for wear? Is your home in desperate need of a remodel? Safety and comfort are important—you want to do what’s best for you and your family, so taking shortcuts on home repairs is not something you’re going to do.
While it’s true that doing home remodeling and renovations can add value to your property, if your home is leaving you in dire straits or has become dangerous to live in, then upgrading may not do any good. In such cases, the best route to take is to knock down the problem—the house itself—and haul it all away to rebuild an entirely new, livable house. With that in mind, here are four signs that your house needs a residential demolition in Kansas City:
- Major foundation damage: Visible surface damage on a concrete foundation is bound to happen as it ages. But while small cracks and chips are not unusual, what is unusual is the presence of many huge cracks and buckling in the foundation, which risk a portion of or the entire building coming down. The longer you wait to have a problem inspected, the greater the chance that the foundation, and therefore your home, cannot be saved.
- Irreparable structural issues: Along the same lines as your home’s foundation, poor structural supports may weaken a house to the point of being deemed unfit for living in. Think about this: if your home’s frame is not strong enough to do its job, then problems with the ceilings and walls are sure to arise. Extreme bowing and cracking and splitting at panel seams—especially those damaged areas that have been repaired in the past—could be indications of needed demolition in Kansas City.
- Presence of mold, mildew or insects: We are not taking about the small amount of mold growth you discover up in the corner of your shower or the trail of ants marching through your kitchen. Whether it’s due to poor ventilation, defective building materials, not enough cleaning or your home’s age, excessive mold and mildew or insect infestations that are left to thrive can destroy and weaken a structure past the point of no return.
- Your home needs too many renovations: A prime indication that demolishing your house is a reasonable plan is if extensive renovations are going to cost you more than it would to build a new home. In other words, your renovation budget does not come anywhere close to the actual expense. Such big renovations include all or several of the following projects: room expansions, replacing code violations (like old wiring and plumbing), ripping out outdated bathroom or kitchen fixtures and needing to reinforce the structural integrity of a home.
If several of these conditions are present, your home has likely become a dangerous or unhealthy place to live. It’s not practical to commission expensive, large-scale renovations—sometimes, your best option is to demolish a home and start anew, from the foundation up. At Midland Wrecking Inc., we make residential demolition in Kansas City as smooth and painless as possible. Give us a call today!