Demolition for old homes, structures and estates in Maryland

Demolition for old homes, structures and estates in Maryland

An important part of managing an estate property is ensuring old buildings and structures that are in disrepair are demolished. This not only protects the estate owner from liability issues if someone is injured but also ensures the property maintains its beauty. 

When we come to clean out estates in Maryland, we often find old sheds that are leaning, unused trailers, broken decks, and in some cases homes that are on their last leg. While sometimes these things can be repaired or sold, oftentimes it is best to have them demolished. 


Demolition as part of the cleanup and cleanout process 

Sometimes demolition is inevitable. Whether you are looking to make the property more livable again or you’re cleaning up the estate in order to sell it, demolition is often a necessary part. 

It’s common for people to hire a junk removal company to cleanout an old home, but often times that only solves some of the problems. Cleaning up a home also means taking care of the property. 

This involves cleaning up the trash in the yard, removing materials, cleaning out the barns, sheds and garages, and you guessed it, demolishing the old structures that have become more of an eyesore than a functioning part of the property.

By demolishing these types of structures, you’re not only doing the safe thing, but you’re also enhancing the curb appeal of the property.


Different types of demolition to consider

Not all properties require the same level of demolition. Demolition isn’t just about tearing things down because they are old. It’s about creating the opportunity for the property to shine or improve its curb appeal. 

Because every home owner’s needs are different, it’s important to think through all the demolition services to find the best solution for your old property. 

Here is what a demolition company can do for you. 


Full tear down
The most obvious demolition service is a full demolition. If there’s a structure or piece of property you want gone in its entirety then this is an option for you. But, not everyone requires a full tear down.


Interior demolition
Sometimes a home has “good bones” but the interior is in terrible condition. When this is the case, the best thing to do is “gut” the house. This provides a way to rebuild the home without completely tearing it down. 

This is also a good service to consider if you want to remodel individual parts of the house.


For estates with quality building materials or those of historical significance sometimes deconstruction is an option. This is an approach where the structures are methodically removed and separated so that they can be recycled or reused. This process is a much more labor-intensive process than traditional means of demolition and can cause significantly higher demolition costs. 


To Demolish or Not? 

You may be researching demolition services to figure out if it is the right solution for your Maryland estate. For those with investment properties, it’s often a no-brainer because it helps them increase their property value and get the property ready to sell sooner. 

But for many, especially those who are taking over the estate of a loved one who passed away, there is more significance in the home. This makes it difficult to simply demolish structures or the home.

As you research and think through the decision, here are some things to think about.

If the structure poses a safety risk, it’s best to deal with it quickly with demolition. Squatters or kids can wander on the abandoned property and get injured. 

If the structure is in disrepair it’s often best to demolish it so it can be rebuilt. 

Sometimes, the structure or the home itself doesn’t need to be a full demolition project but instead needs to be rehabbed back to its former beauty.

Ultimately the decision is up to the estate owner. If the structures seem to be safe, then one can always delay demolition or consult with an expert to ask whether demolition would enhance the property or not. If you’re unsure, then don’t hesitate to speak with an expert who can provide insights into whether there are safety concerns or what’s best from an investment property perspective. 


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