When we are performing a refurbish at home sometimes is necessary to demolish some walls or even a big space, before to demolish a wall you need to take into account some factors, is not only demolished and clean you need also be attentive to the structure of the building, so what other things do I need to know..
Demolitions… What To Know About It
A very important thing that you need to know before starting to demolish is the location of the electric, hydric, and gas installations that use to be into the wall. In the case that in fact these installations are located into the wall that we need to demolish, we need to take the relevant precautions to relocate and perform the demolition without causing damage to the pipes, is a good idea to take advantage of this and do maintenance in the cables.
Before making any movement the first thing that we need to identify is if the wall that we need to demolish is a load-bearing wall, which means that if is part of the structural support or just a division.
One simple way to easily know if is a load-bearing wall is based on its width, normally it has between 15-2o cm of depth.
If is a load-bearing wall it does not mean that it cannot be demolished, you just need only strengthen the structure, it could be with a rigid frame pr any other structure that an expert could recommend is.
Starting to demolish
Once you had identify the kind of the wall and all the structures inside it, the first action is to take off the coating to have a clear view of what is the type of material that the wall is made of, this could help us to select the right tool and technique for the work.
At the end
As we can expect at the end of a demolish the dust and debris are something that we have to deal with, one tip is to cover the floor with plastic before starting the job, so you can easily collect the debris and vacuum, and it could help to protect it as well.
One suggestion is to consult with the local authorities if any permission is needed to perform a refurbish at home.
Normally this kind of job is recommended to be done by a professional mainly because of safety purposes, by the way, if you decided to do it by yourself be sure to wear all the safety elements, glasses, gloves, safety shoes and handle the tools in the appropriate way.
Making changes at home is an exciting project, is always a good feeling to have the opportunity to transform your home and adapt your space according to your own need and preferences.